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FROM: 1647 TO 1900 

Compiled by Waldo Lincoln A. B. 

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In 1883 a small volume of 134 pages was published by Joseph 
D. Hall, Jr., then of Danielson, Conn., under the title of 
The Genealogy and Biography of the Waldos in America 
from 1650 to 1883. It was largely compiled from the unpub- 
lished papers of the late Judge Loren Pinckney Waldo, was 
poorly arranged, badly indexed, and — in spite of its compre- 
hensive title — very limited in its scope, being mostly devoted 
to two lines of descendants of John Waldo, the oldest son 
of Cornelius Waldo, the immigrant. It remained, however, 
until 1898, with a few short articles in the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register, which were full of 
errors, the only authority on the genealogy of a family once 
very prominent in New England. 

Being descended himself from one of the younger sons of 
Cornelius Waldo, and having collected considerable material 
of his own branch, which disproved some of the published 
statements, the writer began, in 1893, a more thorough inves- 
tigation of the family, with no idea of publication. The work 
was interrupted by a two years' absence in Europe, during 
which a brief time was devoted to searching the wills at 
Somerset House, in London, for a clue to the English parent- 
age of Cornelius Waldo, but with only negative results. On 
returning to America, in 1896, the work was resumed and the 
determination formed to attempt a complete compilation of 
the family genealogy with a view to publication. A brief 
preliminary account of the first four generations was published 
in the Register in 1898, of which a reprint was wide}' dis- 
tributed among the family in order to awaken interes and 
the present book is the result. Mr. Hall's book was i ;d as 
a basis, and proved of invaluable assistance, probably sir rten 


ing the work by several years. Every date and fact in it has, 
however, been verified where it has been possible so to do, and 
for this purpose, and to complete the records, the writer has 
personally examined town and county registers in all the New 
England States and in New York, made transcripts of every 
gravestone inscription relating to members of the family in 
the towns visited, and corresponded with members of the 
family in every State in the Union and in many foreign coun- 
tries, and, when possible, had personal interviews with them. 
The work was begun under the impression that the family is a 
small one, and with the idea of tracing every male descendant 

and of bringing;' the female lines down to the names and births 

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of the grandchildren of Waldo women. It is a surprise to find 
that this has extended the work to two volumes, and that too 
while several lines have not been traced. It is a question if it 
would not have been better to have limited the work to the 
male lines, but the material having been obtained it seemed 
best to print it. 

The arrangement and notation adopted, while neither origi- 
nal nor entirely novel, will be unfamiliar to most. It is the 
decimal letter system, explained in the New England His- 
torical and Genealogical Register, vol. li., p. 305, and used, 
hitherto, so far as is known, only in the Upton Family 
Record. In departing from the excellent system known as 
the " Register Plan" the writer feels that he owes an apology 
to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, of which 
he has the honor to be a member, which recommends and uses 
that system. Believing, however, that the letter system by its 
simplicity, facility of expansion, and definition of relation- 
ships, presents certain advantages to the compiler which no 
other system gives, and having tested its merits and learned 
its faults from the compiler's point of view by six years' use, 
the writer decided to use it in the printed book, both to intro- 
duce and recommend it to genealogists and to ascertain if it 
is sufficiently simple for the understanding and use of the 
general public. Should the latter point not be established, the 
system can still be recommended to genealogists for compiling 


their work and it can be easily changed to the " Register Plan " 
for publication. It has been reduced to its simplest form, 
rejecting the variations suggested in the Register and in the 
Upton Family Record as confusing and, practically, of 
little value. 

The system may be briefly explained as follows : — The 
earliest immigrant of the family is lettered a, his children arc 
lettered aa, ab, ac, etc. The children of the oldest child 
are lettered aaa, aab, aac, etc., of the second child aba, 
abb, abc, etc., and so on through each succeeding genera- 
tion, each descendant having as many letters as the number 
of the generation to which he belongs and the letters show- 
ing exactlv his line of descent. Should there have been 
more than one immigrant whose descendants are traced, they 
should be lettered a, b, c, d, etc., and their descendants' 
letters will always begin with the letter of their respective 
ancestors, thus showing at a glance to which family they 
belong. Or if, as in the present case, there is but one immi- 
grant ancestor, to save space and labor the first letter being 
J always a, may be omitted, the letters in such case being 
always one less than the number of the generation. For ex- 
ample, take the last name in the present work, Lulu Mabel 
Waldo, bdag acaab. For convenience in counting, a space, 
corresponding to a decimal point, is left after the fourth letter. 
There being nine letters and the first letter, a, having been 
omitted, which would make ten, she belongs to the tenth gen- 
eration and is descended from the second child, b, of the 
immigrant ancestor. To look up any of her immediate ances- 
tors it is only necessary to leave off a sufficient number of 
J letters, and to turn to the person indicated by those remaining, 
without resorting to the index or to the intervening ancestors. 
For instance, to learn the record of her great-grandfather, 
leave off the last three letters, aab, representing her grand- 
father, her father and herself, and there is left bdag ac, which is 
found to be Elijah Waldo, on page 523. For ease of reference 
the index letters are printed at the top of every page and they 
are also given in the index. To indicate that the record of 


any person has been carried forward to the succeeding genera- 
tion, the index letters of such person are printed in roman let- 
ters, all others being in italics. In the case of female lines, to 
save space, only the final letter has been given to the children 
and grandchildren, and to obtain the full index letters it is 
necessary to affix these final letters to the index letters of the 
maternal ancestor. For example, see Rebecca Waldo, bdam, 
p. 216, who married Frederick Wardner. Their fourth child 
was, d y Calvin, who had, a, Ann. The index letter of Calvin 
is bdam d, and of Ann, bdam da. The hyphenating of 
Christian names is a fad of the writer, which he hardly expects 
others will adopt. 

An attempt has been made to make the index a model one. 
Every individual is separately named, full middle names being 
given when known, and all married women being indexed under 
their married and maiden names. All descendants of Corne- 
lius Waldo being indexed both by letter and by page, not 
only will errors be largely corrected, but a glance will show 
whether any individual is a member of the family or not, and 
relationships are readily determined without recourse to the 
text. It is hoped that the added convenience of this system 
will offset the disadvantage of the many extra pages required. 
The index of places will also, it is thought, be worth the space 
it takes. 

It may be thought that the reference to authorities has been 
carried to extremes, but, it is believed, that errors will be 
more easily detected if the authority for every statement is 
explicitly given. For the transcripts from official records and 
for errors in quoting from published books or in copying from 
manuscript letters the compiler is himself responsible. In all 
cases he has followed the given spelling of both Christian and 
family names, not feeling it his duty to alter either official or 
family records even when it seemed likely that a mistake had 
been made. In the names of towns the orthography adopted 
in the latest number of the United States Postal Guide has 
been generally followed, but there are some exceptions, as an 
earlier number of that publication was first used, before it was 


discovered that within a few years many changes in spelling 
had been made. 

To all members of the family who have kindly assisted, by 
records and material, in the preparation of this work, acknowl- 
edgment is due and is hereby tendered. It is impossible 
here to mention them by name. Credit has been given to 
each in the proper place. Especial mention should be made, 
however, of Rev. Milton Waldo, Rev. Levi Fay Waldo and 
Charles Edward Waldo, Esq., for the assistance and encour- 
agement they have given. 

The manuscript of the book will be preserved, and the 
writer will be happy to make in it such corrections and addi- 
tions as members of the family may send, from time to time, 
hoping thus eventually to obtain the records of such as he 
has been unable to trace, which at some later date may be 
published as a supplement to the present work. 

Worcester, Mass., Dec. 1, 1902. 



p. 28, line 12 from bottom, for " Rigley " read Ripley, 
p. 126, last line, for " Mary Roberts " read Mary Lefebvre. 
p. 127, first line, for " (bbbe) " read (bbbd). 
p. 147, line 7, for " (Idbb)" read (Idbc). 

line 33^ for " (cah) " read (cag). 
p. 160, title line, for " [cag " read [oah. 
p. 209, line 10, for " Oliver " read Olive. 

p. 220, line 24, for " Judge Sedgewick " read Judge Theodore Sedgwick, 
p. 225, line 13 from bottom, for " Charleston " read Charlestown. 
p. 228, line 3, for "Anna " read Ann. 
p. 236, line 18, for " to a farm " read in a farm, 
p. 249, last line, for " Talitha Waldo " read Talitha Abbe, 
p. 257, line 21, for " to " read at. 

p. 271, first line, for " (cadb)" and "(cadd) " read (cade) and (cadf). 
p. 280, title line, for " [dhaa " read [cahf. 
p. 301, line 10, for " Kennear " read Kinnear. 
p. 319, line 20, for " Northup " read Northrop, 
p. 326, line 2, for " Jesse Waldo " read Nathan Waldo, 
p. 332, line 3, for " Nov. 19, 1793 " read Nov. 9, 1793. 
p. 346, line 12, for " Patton " read Potton. 

line 27, for " born July 30, 1807 " read born July 20, 1807. 
p. 349, line 3, for ■" Irene " read Irena. 
p. 368, line 34, for " Ethel-D." read Ithel-D. 
p. 381, title line, for " bdfkb) " read bdfkd]. 
p. 386, line 2, for " Portageville " read Berkshire, 
p. 387, line 5, for " a-h " read b-h. 
p. 471, line 2, for " Pinckham " read Pinckney. 

p. 479, line 5 from bottom, for " West Hampton " read Westhampton. 
p. 531, notes, last line, for " Miss Lucinda-Almira Waldo " read Miss Lucinda-Almira 

p. 608, title line, for " [dbicee " read [bdicee. 
p. 612, line 17, for " at Tensas Parish " read in Tensas Parish, 
p. 640, title line, for " [ cadadc " read [cagadc. 
p. 690, title line, for '■ [bdabbci " read [bdadbci. 
p. 808, line 20, for " a, c-k at Hamilton " read b-k at Hamilton. 

for " b at Oxford " read a at Oxford, 
p. 818, first line, for " Kenesaw " read Kennesaw. 


TRADITION, that most unreliable authority for genealogical 
assertion, has generally, both in England and America, ascribed 
the origin of the Waldo family to Peter Waldo of Lyons, France, or 
to one of his brothers. Peter Waldo, or Waldus or Valdez, a 
merchant of Lyons in the latter half of the twelfth century, is by 
most modern authorities called the founder of the sect of the Wal- 
denses, though by some their origin is given a much earlier date. It 
is certain, however, that Waldo did found a protestant sect in Lyons, 
having been, it is said, turned to spiritual things by the sudden death, 
in 1173, of a friend with whom he was conversing in the street. He 
had a vernacular translation made of a portion of the Scriptures and 
preached his views in the streets of Lyons, his followers styling 
themselves "The Poor," and sometimes being called " Leonistae," 
from Lyons, or " Sabatati," from the fact* that they wore sabots. In 
1184 Waldo was condemned by the Council of Verona and anathema- 
tized by Pope Lucius III. The date of his death is unknown. He is 
said by some to have retired into Dauphiny, by others into Picardy. 
Whether he was the founder of the Waldenses or not, there can be 
little doubt that he was not himself the founder of the Waldo family 
of the present day. All modern authorities agree that after, as we 
may say, experiencing religion he was induced to sell his goods and 
give to the poor ; and, in furtherance of that object, he first provided 
for his wife and his two daughters. No mention is anywhere made of 
any son or sons, and there is not the slightest evidence that he ever 
had any. 

In Hasted's History of Kent l is the following note concerning Sir 
Timothy Waldo, Knt. :— 

"He is descended from Thomas Waldo, of Lions in the Kingdom 
of France ; one of the first who publicly opposed the doctrines of the 
mrch of Rome, of whom there is full account in the Atlas Geograph., 
jfol. ii. and Moreland's History of the Evangelical Churches of Pied- 
mont. One of his descendants, in the reign of Q. Elizabeth, to 

/Vol. i.,p. 397. 


escape the persecutions of the Duke D'Alva, came over to England, 
where he and his descendants afterwards settled.'' In quoting this' 
extract, Mr. Morris-Charles Jones, in his valuable but often erroneous 
1,4 Notes respecting the Family of Waldo," adds the following note, 
on the authority of Rev. J. C. Gaussier, British Chaplain at Lyons 
in 1863: — "At first sight the name Thomas would appear to be a 
misprint for Peter ; but it seems that the celebrated Peter Waldo of ' 
Lyons was never married, but he left at least two brothers, one of j 
whom died a galley slave, and the other on his way to Bohemia ; 
where also Peter Waldo died in 1179." Had Mr. Jones consulted the 
Atlas Geographus, referred to by Hasted, he would have seen that 
Waldo is only called " Thomas " in the index and not in the context, 
and that "Thomas" is, in fact, an error for Peter. As for Mr. 
Gaussier' s other statements the writer can find no confirmation of them. 

From the fact that in the time of Peter Waldo family names were 
unknown and that the name Waldo or Valdez was most probably 
derived from the birthplace of Peter, and did not survive him as a 
family cognomen, it is more than likely that the modern family 
acquired its name in a similar way at a later date, possibly from the 
fact that its founder was a member of the famous Waldensian sect. 
It is certainly today a family name in several districts of the German 
empire, and it is more than probable that the English family, from 
which there can be little doubt that the American family is descended, 
is by origin German rather than French, unless it is Anglo-Saxon, 
some evidence of which will appear later. There has been no attempt 
made by the compiler of the present work to trace the ancestry of 
Cornelius Waldo, the founder of the American branch, in England, 
and this will remain a pleasant occupation for some member of the 
family in the, it is to be hoped, not distant future. 

Mr. Jones, in his "Notes," says: — "In a house belonging to one 
of the representatives of the Waldo family, situate at Mitcham, in 
Surrey, there still exists a handsome carved oak wainscoting, with a 
curious oak chimney-piece, the cornice of the wainscot being a broad 
border of oak, richly carved with acorns, oak leaves and grapes. The 
name ; Peter Waldo ' is cut, with a date 1575, or 3, the last figure 
being difficult to decipher. This Peter Waldo may possibly have been 
the first of the family who came to England." This would easily 
account for the tradition, so persistent both in the English ant 
American branches, that the family is descended from Peter Waldo 
and it would take but little imagination to transform the Peter c 
England into the celebrated Peter of Lyons. 


This first Waldo was, on the authority of Mr. Jones, twice married, 
his first wife being named Jane, by whom he had three sons and two 
daughters, viz. : — 

i. Lawrence, whose family has been traced, and who was certainly 

not the ancestor of the American branch, 
ii. Jane, who married a Pryseli. 
iii. Elizabeth, who married a Walker, 
iv. Robert, whose family has been partially traced, and who is 

probably not the ancestor of the American branch, 
v. Brian, of whom nothing has been learned. 

His second wife was a Lawrence, by whom he had three sons, viz. : 

i. William, of whom nothing has been learned, 
ii. Robert (evidently an error, as there would not have been two 
sons named Robert). He is said to have had a son, L. 

iii. Thomas, of whom nothing is known. 

The eldest son, Lawrence, was ancestor of Sir Edward Waldo, who 
was knighted by King Charles II., Oct. 29, 1677, and who bore for 
his arms — " Or, a bend azure, between three leopards' faces, gules." 
He was also ancestor of Sir Timothy Waldo, who was knighted April 
12, 1769, and who bore for his arms — "Argent, a bend azure, between 
three leopards' heads, gules." These arms, or some modification of 
them, are sometimes claimed by members of the American branch, 
with how much justification will be seen if one remembers that Cor- 
nelius Waldo, the first of the American line, came to New England 
before 1646, thirty-one years before Sir Edward Waldo was 

One of the younger sons of the first English Waldo may have been 
the ancestor of our Cornelius Waldo, and of these Thomas is perhaps 
the most likely, as Cornelius, as will be seen later, had a brother of 
that name. It is, however, entirely possible that the American family 
has a wholly different origin, and as the latter part of Jones' 
" Notes" are of interest as pertinent to this question, and maybe 
useful to the future investigator, the following is quoted verbatim from 
that monograph, no attempt having been made to correct or verify the 
statements therein made, and with all due acknowledgments to Mr. 
Jones : — 

44 There are several families in Great Britain, which traditionally 
spring from that of Waldo, and bear arms very similar. 

"The Waldies of Hendersyde, near Kelso, and the Waldys of 


Ecclescliffe, Durham, who trace a common descent, both bear for 
arms : — 

" Or, on a bend, az., a pelican in piety of the first, betiveen three 
leopards' faces of the second. 

4 ' Crest — A dove rising from a mural crown proper. 

"Motto— « Fidelis.' 

"The arms differ from that of the Waldos' only in the additional 
charge of a ' pelican in piety,' and the tincture of the leopards' faces 
being azure, instead of gules. 

" The name of the Waldies (of Hendersyde) was variously spelt 
Waitho, Watho, Waltho, and Waldy, and sometimes it occurs in the 
same document written in two different ways ; and the tradition in the 
family is that they were descended from that of Waldo. It appears 
probable that one of the family was possessed of the original family 
estate so far back as the reign of Henry VIII. ; therefore they must, 
if derived from the Waldos, be descended from an earlier member of 
that family, than the one who came to England from the Netherlands 
in the reign of Elizabeth. 

" The Hendersyde line is now represented by John Waldie of 
Hendersyde Park, co. Roxburgh, and Kings wood, co. Northumberland, 
Esq., J. P. and D.L. for those counties. 

" His uncle, Robert Waldie, was school-fellow of Sir Walter Scott. 
In Lockhart's ' Life of Scott,' mention is made of Robert Waldie, 
and his mother, a quaker lady. His sister, Charlotte Ann, who 
married Stephen Eaton, Esq., and who died in 1859, was author of 
several works, 'At Home and Abroad'; 'Three Days in Belgium,' 
&c. His younger sister, Jane, who married George Augustus Watts, 
Esq., and died in 1826, was early distinguished for her taste in 
literature and her pencil, being the author of ' Waterloo, by a near 
Observer,' and ' Sketches in Italy.' 

" The Waldys of Egglescliffe, who settled in Yorkshire some 150 
years ago, have spelt their name variously at different times. First 
Waldoe or Waldie in 1579 ; Waldoe in the registers of the parish of 
Yarm, Yorkshire, in 1722 ; again Waldie, until 1741, at which time 
the spelling of Waldy was adopted, and has since continued. The 
late John Waldy of Yarm, Esq., married Margaret, only child of 
Richard Yarmondsway, of Great Burdon, Esq., who was lineally 
descended from Ranulphus de Yarmondsway, from whom Bishop 
Hugh de Pudsey obtained the whole Ville of Yarmondsway for the 
foundation of Sherburn Hospital. A curious account of this transac- 
tion is given under the head of Sherburn Hospital, in Sir Bernard 



Burke's ' Seats of Great Britain/ vol. i. p. 44. This line is now 
^represented by the Rev. Richard Waldy, M.A., Clerk of Haughtou le 
■JSkerne, co. Durham, Rector of Turners-cum-Aff puddle, co. Dorset, 
rand Prebendary of Sarum ; and by his brother, Thomas William Waldy 
[of Egglescliffe, co. Durham, and Castle Levington. co. Durham, Esq., 
PJ.P. and D.L. of North Riding of York, and for the county of 
i l Durham. 

. " The family of Walden or Waldew may also, perhaps, be classed 
bvith those having traditionally a common origin with the Waldos. 
°They bore for their arms, '-Ar, a bend, az. between three leopards' 
Iheads, sable.' the 'bendaz.,' 1 as we are informed, having been added 

in the fifteenth century. 

"It has been suggested that it is not improbable that the ancient 

coat armour, from which that of Waldo, as well as that of other 

kindred families, was derived, was 

Ar. three leopards' heads, sable.' 2 

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" This coat of arms is stated in Dugdale's 4 Warwickshire,' page 
722, (plate,) to be in the windows of the chancel of the church of 
jAlspath alias Meredon, Warwickshire, and to belong to the » antient 
family of Waldeive,' which name is variously spelt. The arms are 
?also cut in the beams of Meredon Hall. — (Ibid., p. 734.) 

u Dugdale, in his account of the parish of Allspath (Ibid., p. 721,) 
States : — ' Within the precincts of this parish had the family of 
Waldeif anciently a seat, which continued in that line divers descents, 


1 " The origin of the bend, as given by Guillim (' Display of Heraldry,' p. 35,) is curious. 
f \ 'A bend,' he says, 'according to some Armourists doth represent a ladder set aslope iu 
> II his manner to scale the walls of any castle or city, and betokeneth the bearer to have 
\\ oeen one of the first that mounted upon the enemies' walls.' 

"This is borne out by the explanation by Guillim {Ibid., p. 36,) of the 'bend crenelle,' 

Viz.: — 'After this manner soldiers, in default of scaling ladders, used to nick or score a 

piece of timber with their swords (for want of better tools,) and so found means to 

ascend the walls, and surprise the enemies.' 

\ ; " To this may be added the somewhat remarkable circumstance, which has been 

I Observed, viz. : — That a very considerable number of families, whose names have the 

/syllable ' Wal' in their composition, bear in their coat armour the ordinary of abend. 

' For instance, amongst the names in Burke's 'Armoury,' beginning with' Wal,' there are 

no less than fifty-eight families, of twenty-three different names, having a bend in their 


These circumstances give some colour to Guillim's statement, or at least would lead to 
the inference, that the name and the arms were taken in part from the same circumstance 
the previous career of the first bearer of the arms. 

These three circumstances give, it is conceived, a more probable solution of the origin 
S(pf the bend than the modern explanation, that it represents a scarf or shoulder belt.— 
urke's Gen. Armoury, ix." 

2 " The arms of the town of Shrewsbury are 'Az., three leopards' heads, two and one, or.' 
e have not been able to ascertain their origin." 



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but at length, by a daughter and heir, came to Walsh, whereupon i 
had the name of Walsh Hall, as we find it at this day. The first o; 
them, for whom I have found very good authority, is Gerard Waldeive 
who bestowed on the monks of Coventry certain lands here T 
which Gerard [who must have lived in Henry III.'s reign, whic 
commenced 1216] succeeded William, who about the beginning o 
King Edward I.'s time [1272] gave a yearly rent of xx d for th 
maintenance of two lamps to burn before the altar of St Lawrenc 

and St Nicholas, in the Church of Allspath 

After him another William, but whether he was his son or grandson, I 
know not, which William was in the commission for levying andl, 
collecting a x th and xv th in 23 Edward III. [1350.] And having been) 
one of the coroners in this county for some time, in 30 Edw d * III 
[1357] by reason of his debility, was discharged from that office.' 

" The last named William had issue, 'Alan Waldeyffe, who, by thr 
marriage of Joan, daughter and heir of Richard de Whiteacre, becain 
possessed of Elmedon, and there resided in 17 Richard II. [1394], 
. . . In 21 Richard II. [1398], he was in the commission for] 
levying xv th and x tb - In 2 Henry IV. [1401] escheator again.' 

"In 18 Richard II. [1395], ' Edmund Waldeyve was found to dye J 
seized of [land in Mollington], and that he held in right of his wife, 
Margaret, as of her inheritance, leaving Thomas, his son, thirteer 
years old, him surviving.' — (Ibid., p. 414.) 

" Thomas Waldeyve is mentioned as living 13 Henry IV. [1412]. 
—(Ibid., p. 202). 

"In 'Fuller Worthies,' county of Warwick, in the list of names \t 
gentlemen returned by commissioners in 12 Henry VI. [1433] is th £, 
name ' John Waldiene de Alspath.' 

"In Dugdale's 'Warwickshire,' page 765, mention is made of a!) 
reputed manor of Hurley, ' wherein John Waldiff, Esquire, die 
seized 31 Henry VIII. [1540], which descended to Joan, the sole 
daughter of Nicholas Nitingale, by Joyce, sister and heir to the said 
John, which Joan was then the wife of Thomas Willington, cousin oi 
William Willington, Esq. (of Barcheston,) the posterity of which 
Thomas do still enjoy it. It seems Waldyve 1 have lived anciently in 
the place; for in 36 Henry VI. [1458] was Joane, the daughter of 
William Waldyve of Hurley, married unto one Robert Willenhale of 
Greneburgh, in the chapel here, by special licence from the Bishop to 
the then Vicar of Kingsburie for that purpose, which William was a 
branch of the Waldyves of Alspath.' 

1 " Waldyve seems here used as the plural of Waldiff." 

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"The family of Wellington of Hurley Hall are still extant, and 
(uiarter the arms of Waldyve or Waldive, viz. : — 4 Ar. three leopards' 

leads, sable.' — See Burke's Landed Gentry, also Burke's Heraldic 
illustrations, 1855 (plate 56.) 

"From the above it appears that this family, whose name is 

ariously spelt Waldeif, Waldeive, Waideyffe, Waldeyve, Waldiff, 
and Waldyve, was settled in Warwickshire, in the reign of Henry III. 
(the middle of the thirteenth century), and from thence has continued 
there through the Willing tons to the present time — a period of six 

" With respect to the name Gerald, that Christian name was borne 
by the grandson (in 41 Henry VIII.), and by the son (in Henry II. 's 
time) of Ino, the first who assumed the name of ' de Alspath,' and 
who was a descendant of Nicholas, who farmed Alspath under the 
Conqueror. Alspath was possessed by the Countess Godiva in 
Edward the Confessor's time, whence Dugdale concludes that her 
husband, Earl Leofric, Earl of Mercia, had been owner prior to the 

' w The origin of the name and family of Waldeyve is an interesting 
subject of inquiry, and we would add a few notes, which, although 
fragmentary and disjointed, may, to some extent, indicate their 

ossible derivation, and certainly will evidence the antiquity of the 

oot of the name. 

i " We have pointed out the different orthography of the name, which 

. not without significance, in an inquiry going back to the rude ages 

If our Saxon and Danish progenitors. 

44 It seems probable that the name ' Waldeive' (if not the family), 
was derived from Waltheof , sometimes called ' Waldeve ' and in 
Latin, Walthenus and Waldevus, and possibly Waldus. 

"The first person whom we have found bearing the name 'Wal- 
theof,' is Waltheof (called the Elder), the third Earl of Northumber- 
land, who was living about the year 975. * His origin is not stated, 

jut it seems probable that he was a descendant of Osulf, the first 

Carl, who is said to have been a deposed King of Norway. 

I *« The next is Waltheof, the 14th Earl of Northumberland, who was 
s|jn of Earl Siward (the 8th Earl) by his wife, Elfreda, daughter of 
Pari Aldrecl (the 6th Earl). Waltheof was the last of the Anglo- 
Saxon Earls, and married Judith, the niece of William the Conqueror, 


4< " Young's « History of Whitby,' vol. i., 61, et seq. ' Leland's Itinerary,' vol. vii., part 
k p. 69, gives a list of seventeen Earls of Northumbria, entitled 'Nomina Comitum 
orthuinbriae.' " 



but having conspired against William, he was condemned to death, 
chiefly on the evidence of his wife, Judith, and was beheaded a1 . 
Winchester, a. d. 1075. In Leland's 'Itinerary,' vol. vii., pp. 146n 
149, there is a long statement respecting him, beginning ; Epitaphiuni 
Waldevi Comitis.' His daughter, Maud, married her second cousin, [ 
David I. King of Scotland, whose grandfather, Duncan, King of, 
Scotland, married the sister of Earl Siward, and whose son, Henry, 
claimed the earldom of Northumberland, as grandson of Waldeoff. 

"The next is Waldeoff, Earl of Dunbar, 1 descended from Cos-/ 
patrick, the 13th Earl, who fled into Scotland a.d. 1066, with Edgar | 
Atheling and other Saxon nobles, and who was presented by the King J 
of Scotland with the manor of Dunbar. This Cospatrick was grandson 
of Ucthred, (the 4th Earl, who married Elgiva, daughter of King 
Ethelred) and son of Aldred (the 6th Earl,) whose daughter, ^ 
Ulfreda, married Earl Siward. Waltheof (Earl Siward's son) would 
therefore be Cospatrick's first cousin. 

4 'The second son of Cospatrick (the 13th Earl) was Cospatrick, 
who witnessed the foundation charter of Holyrood House, by David I. 
in 1128, and who died in 1139, leaving a son, Cospatrick, who made 
donations to the monastery of Kelso, of the patronage of the 
churches of Home, Lambden, and Greenlaw. He died in 1147, leaving 
four sons, one of whom was ' Ucthred, the undoubted predecessor of 
the Dundas family of Dundas, from whom Thomas, Earl of Zetland 
descends.' The eldest son, Cospatrick, had two sons, the eldest ofl 
whom was Waldeve, Earl of Dunbar, who granted a charter to Heliajl 
Dundas, 2 in 1145, which charter commences ' Waldevus filius Cos^ 
patricii,' among the witnesses to which there is the name ' VValdevo 
filio Baldewin.' 

" William de Meschines granted the Honor of Cockermouth, an^ 
various manors in Cumberland, 3 to this Waldeve, Earl of Dunbar' 
but the latter died in 1145, and his line ended in an heiress. 

" Waldeve gave the manor of Broughton to Waldeof, son of Gilmin, 
who married his sister, and whose posterity took the name of 

"About 1080 Waltheof, 4 a kinsman of Liwulf, or Ligulf, a Saxor 
nobleman of great possessions in Yorkshire, headed the Northuml 
brians, and avenged the murder of Liwulf. 

1 " ' Scottish Nation,' title ' Dunbar,' &c; Ord's ' History of Cleveland,' p. 351, ct seq.. 
Young's • History of Whitby,' vol. i., p. 70; Lyson's ' Magna Britannia ' (Cumberland.)" 

2 " Ord's ' History of Cleveland,' p. 151 ; pedigree of ' Dundas of Upleatham ' there given. 'j 
8 " Lyson's, ' Mag. Brit.,' Cumberland." 
* " Young's * History of Whitby,' vol. i., p. 79." 




a W " k Among the reliques possessed by the priory 1 [of Carlisle] was a 

othef>one, said to have belonged to St. John the Baptist, another of St. 

su p|'Paul, two stones of Christ's Sepulchre, and part of the holy cross,— 

Coi all of which were brought from Jerusalem (as stated) by Waldieve, a 

so 4son of the Earl of Dunbar.' 

rea) " The second Abbot of Mailros 2 (Melrose), who died in 1159, was 
Waldevus, son of Simon de St. Liz, and canonized by Pope Alexander 

" Waldeve, Earl of Dunbar, 3 was one of the hostages for the 

Til performance of the treaty for the release of King William from his 

| no ca pti y rty in England in 1174. 

fgj "From the foregoing 4 it appears that the name Waltheof, or 

Waldeve, has occurred frequently in the same family during the tenth, 

eleventh, and twelfth centuries. 

"The Waldieves of Warwickshire have been traced up to the 
middle of the thirteenth century. 

' i The interval of three quarters of a century we are not able to fill 
up, nor can we trace the derivation, although not improbable, of the 
latter to the former. 

"In conclusion, we would state that the name Waltheof, in its 
(Latin form Waldenus, may perhaps be detected in the following 
extract from Stowe's ' Transcript ' 5 : — 

" ' Ualdenus unus ex principiis Danorum totam Northumbrian sibi subjugavit A. d. 


. ^ 

"But the name may have a still earlier origin. It may be derived 
'rom Duke Wada 6 a Saxon chief of great power, who, in 794, 
resided at Mulgrave Castle, and fell upon and slew King Ethelred ; 
and afterwards Wada was forced to seek shelter at Mulgrave, where 
he died. 




v e 

5 C 


1 " Billinge's ' Carlisle Cathedral,' pp. 27, 28." 

« " Gough's « Sepulchral Monuments,' vol. L, part 1, p. lxxxiii. Simon de St. Liz married 
the eldest daughter of Waltheof, 14th Earl of Northumberland (before mentioned;) and 
probably Waldevus, the Abbot of Melrose, was sprung from that marriage.— Camden's 
Brit., vol. ii.,p. 156." 

3 " ' Scottish Nation,' vol. ii., p. 74." 

* " William de Braiosa (Lord Gower, see Burke's ' Extinct Peerage,') who granted to the 
Abbey of St. Florence, at Salmur, the Church of St. Peter at Sele, and other churches, 
had a son called * Radulfus Waldus.' The charter is dated a. d. 1075, and commences, ' Ego, 
Willielmus de Braiosa, pro Radulfi Waldi filii Radulfique fllii,' toc—Dugdale's Monas- 
ticon Angl., vol. iv., p. 668. Could there be any connexion between this Norman family 
and the Lyonese family of Waldo or Waldus ? " 

5 Cited in Ord's ' Cleveland,' p. 44." 

6 " Young's « History of Whitby,' vol. i, p. 42." 




" He is referred to in the following curious rhyme l : — 

" « This Ardulphe, King of Northumberlande, 

Slewe Walde his duke, that agin him was rebel,' &c." 

From Capt. John Smith's u The Generall Historie of Virginia, New 
England and the Summer Isles," 2 we learn that there arrived in 
Virginia with the "second supply," which landed Sept. 10, 1608, 
"one Captaine Richard Waldo and Captaine [Peter] Wynne, two 
auncient Souldiers and valiant Gentlemen, but yet ignorant of the 
business," who were added to the Council. Waldo was highly thought 
of by Capt. Smith and accompanied him on several of his excursions ; 
but when, in December, 1608, "the President seeing the procrastina- 
ting of time, was no course to live, resolved with Captaine Waldo 
(whom he knew to be sure in time of need) to surprise Powhatan," 
he left Waldo behind with orders to be ready to second his adventure. 3 
The result is thus described by Smith: — " Now in the meanewhile 

since our departure, this hap ned at our Fort" "Master 

Scrivner having received Letters from England to make himself e either 
Caesar or nothing, he began to decline in his affection to Captaine 
Smith, that ever regarded him as himselfe, and was willing to crosse 
the surprising of Powhatan. Some certaine daies after the Presidents 
departure [i. e. Jan. 7, 1608-9] he would needs goe visit the Isle of 
Hogs, and tooke with him Captaine Waldo (though the President had 
appointed him to be ready to second his occasions) with Mr. Anthony 
[Grosnoll] and eight others ; but so violent was the wind (that extreme ' 
frozen time) that the Boate sunke, but where or how none doth know A 
The Skiff was much overladen, and would scarce have lived in that! 
extreme tempest had she been empty : but by no perswation he could 
be diverted, though both Waldo and an hundred others doubted as it I 
happned." 4 

This Richard Waldo was undoubtedly the first of the name to come 
to America ; but his family is unknown, and he evidently left no 
descendants, at least in Virginia. He may have been no relation of 
Cornelius Waldo, the first of the American branch, or even of the 
family whose line is partially traced by Mr. Jones in his " Notes," in 
which family neither the name of Richard nor that of Cornelius is 
once to be found. 

For about two hundred years after the appearance of Cornelius 

1 " Richardson's ' Table Book of Traditions,' p. 241, quoted in Ord's ' Cleveland,' p. 307." 
2 2nd Ed., p. 67. 3 Ibid., p. 73. * Ibid., p. 80. 


I [Waldo at Ipswich, there is, with one exception, 1 no evidence that 
l/others of the name came to America ; and during that period, it is 
i supposed that the few Waldos in this country whose descent from 
Cornelius cannot be traced, were, in fact, descended from him. In 
some cases the name Walden has been mistaken for Waldo by careless 
]' readers of our records, which has caused some confusion. Since 1850 
7 several families of the name of Waldau or Waldow have immigrated 
to America from Germany. These families have generally adopted 
the English spelling, though by some the final " w " has been retained. 
They are mostly settled in New York State and in the West. It is 
not at all impossible that they have a common origin with the English 
family of Waldo, and this would be an interesting matter for an 
investigation ; to be pursued, however, more easily in Europe than in 

i See Appendix, No. 22. 


Cornelius Waldo, the founder of the American branch of th 
family, was born about 1624, probably in England, and died Jan. 3 
1700-1, at Chelmsford, Mass. 1 Of his parentage nothing has beer 
learned, and the only clue we have to it is contained in a letter from 
his brother-in-law, John Cogswell, written from London to his parents 
in 1653, which contains the following important sentences : — " I have 
been with my brother Waldo's friends ; his mother lives in Berwick ; 
his Uncle John is dead; his brother Thomas is in Ireland, & his 
Uncle Barrow is dead ; the rest are in health. I pray be earnest with 
my sister Waldo to be loving & tender to my three babes, for she 
knows not how soon hers may be left to the wide world." 2 From this 
it is probable that Waldo's family were living in or near London. It 
has generally been supposed that the Berwick, where Mrs. Waldo wast 
then living, was Berwick-on-Tweed ; but as there are two or thrp" 
parishes called Berwick within twenty-five miles of Westbury Leigh, 
co. Wilts, from which place the Cogswells came and which vere 
probably known to them, it is not at all unlikely that one of tl M 

parishes is meant, and that the family of Cornelius Waldo lived l a? • 
the Cogswells in England, and were old acquaintances and friends. 
The familiarity with which John Cogswell mentions the relatives of 
Cornelius, and the fact that the first appearance of the latter in 
America is at Ipswich, where he became the "farmer" of John 
Cogswell, Sr., whose daughter he afterwards married, is circumstantial 
evidence of an earlier acquaintance. 

It is not known in what year Cornelius Waldo came to New England . 
The first recorded reference to him that has been found is the following, 
in Essex County Court Records, vol. ii., p. 213: — "At a Court held 
in Salem ye 6th of 5th mo. 1647 by adjournment Cornelius Waldo 

1 Chelmsford records say 1701, his gravestone says 1700; the first probably being new 
style, the latter old style. 

2 See " Cogswells in America," p. 14, for a copy of the whole of this most pathetic letter. 
Another copy, with slight variations, is in N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. xv., p. 177. 
John Cogswell having lost his wife, and being much broken in health, went to England in 
1652, having arranged with his sister, Mrs. Waldo, to care for his children during his 
absence. He died at sea on the return voyage, Sept. 27, 1653. 








ath left a fowling peice for further security of ye 40 sh for which he 
■tends ingaged for his brother Thomas for a fine unto ye contree & 
b »reupon The Court is pleased to forbear Leviing ye sd fine from him 
HID fore Ipswich Court next." This "brother Thomas" must have 
lleturned to England, since he was in Ireland in 1653 when John Cogs- 
J Veil was in London, and there is no evidence that he ever revisited 
Rmerica. He perhaps lived at Strawberry Bank, now Portsmouth, 
' W H., or at Hampton, while here, since a deed given by -Stephen 
V kchilor, formerly of Hampton, Norfolk County and now of Straw- 
berry Bank" to his grandson, John Sambourn of Hampton, dated 
> 20th of 2d 1647," was witnessed by " Tho Waldo" ; and a deed of 
same date from John Sambourn of Hampton to William Sambourn of 
Hampton, was witnessed by « Thomas Waldo." * # 

It is probable that Cornelius settled at Ipswich soon after his arrival 
L New England, if he did not go there immediately. « Cogswells in 
America," p. 15, says that his name "first appears .in the town records 
in this entry: * Cornelias Waldo, John Cogswell's farmer but the 
writer has not found this entry in the town records, but has found him 
so styled in a list, without date or authority, in « Ipswich Antiqiwian 
Papers," No. xxxviii., and perhaps Mr. Jameson also found it ttoe 
He cerainlv could not have been a very prominent man aMpswich 
fndheldao town offices. His name appears but twice m the town 
records ; first in the following :— 

Vt a meeting of the seaven men tta , SUt g of March «•£**»£■* 

/ording to the order of the Court. 
/ And again, in a « List of the Inhabitants that have shares in Hum 

sjrvsrs cogtr fie.- **»*~* 

nless it refers to the number of acres. Perhaps fame 
J.,1 » farmer " or it may mean that he was living on Oogs 
W enCfa e rm. Sentry is evidLe that Waldo was living at Ipswich 
as late as 1664. .i irWJ qpvpral times 

„ r-f«: •xzrs l'i™ »" ~ - - - - * 

i Norfolk Deeds, vol. i., PP- 87, 121. 



the three cases he was adjudged to be in the right. The record J 
these cases are as follows :— lecoidsj 

™&!XS&£ 5S^M^» t^TTfr Wald0 pl a ^ Wil * 

6* costs 25* 5i.» i witnnouding 6* they find for y« plantife daraa^ 

F^^^^ Cornelius Waldo pit J 

highway, putting him in feare T^viZ^^^ 8 ^^ hira «P™ 9 
he was the constables depX&^T^^f^^J 116 h ° ggs ' P«*endd 
ment da: 6 : 8 : 60 ye Jury flnds for V »lt n?T ran J-» c cording to Atac 
" Mr Cornelius Waldoe beino- «f Jhl/, P a 10 & costs of Coui *t 21- & 6". 
Usselton in an action of th C^st & ^Xt*"!?™ the Com P lai ^ of ffranc 
r Court alows r sa£ ' WaldSe n • V t? ™ no * appearing to prosecute! 
bound in 10* bond to a PP 2£ a th is Ponrt fnf ' ''^elius Waldoe bein 
Usselton & he appearing this CW cZ l anSW ? the Com Plaint of ffranc 
Costs alowed hii? to be%aW of his said bond & J 

" The Court hoi^i „<- t • , y , y said ffra ncis Usselton." 4 

^XuT^r^l SSd" in h a e n fction Trl? 1663 - /° rneli °» s W <™° P 
the pit: withdraws."* ' on of the case for shooting his hors 

Mr. Waldo married Hannah, daughter of John and Elizabeth 
Ihompson) Cogswell of Ipswich, who was born in 1624, at We tbur 

£ t IS 'If s ! an< V nd came to N - El *>and *4 13 

in the ^n<^ # a6ne?) wmch saiJed - F J 

and was unceremoniously flnng npon the shore at pfmLfd' in tn 

f an s d h l u w sa o le of Aug - 15 ' with the ioss ° f — ^ he: q ;i;D 

Her father, a native of Westbury Leigh, was a wpII t n a„ i 1 
mannfactnrer in England, who removed I nZ^^ h l°^i 
and eight children, leaving one, a daughter, in EngLd Ke be ° ea/l 

M:ranTwr 1SeUlerinthat Part ° f IPM ^ «• 2rSJ 
by his first wife, Phfflis^ Th ° mpS ° n ' VlCar of We ^nry Parish 

U mo. ), for on that date "John Cogswell Senior" J . 
" my sonne in law Cornelius Waldof a„ rL * „" yed to 

scituate and being at Chebacco Fan s 2h 1 ^ dWeIHng h ° Use 

with all r land ^TZ^l^lT^™™ fc * rtte ! 
estimation forty & nine acre's be Z S^^ 

| County Court Records, Ipswich, vol. xi., No. 12. 
' County Court Records, Salein vol iii n ™ ,,, •., 
'County court Records; Ipsw*h ,1 xi* p 1B "*■ P ' ^ ' ™ d " P- «• 
Cogswells in America," pp. xvl .. xx . J &** pp ^ , ? 




$w' southeast s/de of Chebacco river & bounded upon said river & 
<| upon certaine land of William Story toward the southeast, & 
ill certaine land of Samuel Younglove toward the southwest with 
1 If si § ular the appurtenances, in the bounds of the town of 

°| rich m the shire of Essex, in New England & unto this grant 

rp Elizabeth my wife consent." 1 But the marriage may have 
Jprred a year or two before this, since John Cogswell, in his 
Jier from London, refers to his " sister Waldo's" children. Unf or- 
nately, there is no record of the births of the tnree oldest of these 
i Idren. 
9 'Mrs. Hannah Waldo relict widow of Cornelius Waldo aged 80 
E irs dyed December 25, 1704" at Charlestown, Mass. 2 where she 
l 1 probably gone, after the death of her husband, to live with her 
J -tighter, Rebecca. She was buried in the Phipps street burying- 
»; yind, where her gravestone is still standing, inscribed as fol- 
> > s :— 

B A 











It is probable that the Waldos lived, while they remained at Ipswich, 
\ in the house given them by John Cogswell, although Mr. Waldo 
r purchased a house of "Richard Betts, of Ipswich, and Joanna his 
. wife of Ipswich, in County of Essex, for and y n consideration of thirty 
-. '^pounds, this 14 th of Sept., 1652." 3 But this house, which is still 
m (^standing on High street, and known, according to " Ipswich Anti- 
C)i . huarian Papers" for March, 1880, as " The Old Waldo House," was 
" iL • old by Waldo and his wife, Aug. 31, 1654, to John Caldwell, for 
e /£26, and it is doubtful if Waldo ever lived in it 4 



/ l"l l Ipswich Land Records, vol. i., p. 93. 2 Charlestown Records. 

V9 P " Cogswells in America," p. 15. * Ipswich Land Records, vol. ii., p. 237. 




Feb. 15, 1668, "Cornelius Waldo of Chelmsford Gent, and Hanna 
his wife " conveyed the house and farm at Chebacco Falls to Edwar 
Bragg of Ipswich for sixscore pounds. 1 Bragg conveyed the estate t 
his "son and daughter, Joseph and Mary Eveleth," Apr. 26, 1695, 
and it remained in the Eveleth family until 1774, when a part of i 
and probably that part which included the house, was acquired b 
Jonathan Story of Ipswich. It is thought that no part of the origin* 
house is now standing. 

Just when Mr. Waldo removed to Chelmsford is uncertain ; but i 
was probably not long before he sold his farm at Chebacco Falls 
The birth of his youngest daughter, Mary, is recorded in the Count 
Clerk's office, at Salem, as occurring at Ipswich, Sept. 9, 1665, an 
her death is recorded at Chelmsford, Nov. 29, 1665, which makes 
appear that he removed between those two dates. According to Re 
Wilkes Allen in " The History of Chelmsford," p. 16, when the Re\ 
John Fiske removed from Wenham to Chelmsford, with the greate 
part of his Church, Waldo went with him ; but this must be an error 
since Mr. Fiske, in his records of the Church at Wenham and of it, 
removal to Chelmsford, makes no mention of Mr. Waldo, which 1| 
would surely have done, especially if , as says "Cogswells in America 
p. 16, on what authority is not stated, Waldo had been one of th' 
first deacons of the Wenham Church. Allen says that " among these 
pious emigrants was Dea. Cornelius Waldo, a man of distinguished 
usefulness, whose house was in the garden of the writer, near to the 
well, which was discovered and opened, on plowing the ground in 
seventeen hundred and ninety two, or three." This was near the 
centre of the town. Unfortunately, the early church records of 
Chelmsford are not in existence, and no information can be obtained 
from them. 

Mr. Waldo is not named as a Proprietor of Chelmsford in the list 
of Mch. 12, 1666-7, nor was any grant of land made to him at any 
time by the town. He evidently acquired all his Chelmsford land by 
purchase from earlier proprietors. The first mention of his name in 
Chelmsford records is " 20 th 3 d mo 1670," when " Lieutenant Samuel 
Foster and Josiah Richardson being Apointed to Lay out a highway 
for the conveniency of Mr. Cornelius Waldow and other farms to his 
adjoyning : They have done in order to the same Laid out a Wayi 
from the New field Gate Running westward towards mr Waldows so 

1 Essex County Deeds, vol. xi., p. 149. *Ibid., vol. xxvii., p. 196. 


is Chelmsford Bounds : is which way is six poles wide acording 
>wn order and is bounded by severall marked Trees 

This a true Return 
As Witness 
Samuel Adams Recorder." 
he first recorded purchase of land by Mr. Waldo at Chelmsford is 

o|i the following deed :- 

j c These p r sents witnesseth that I Joseph Wheeler of Concord in the 

inty of Midd : in New England ffor and in consideration of One hundred 

ji fifty pounds to me in hand payd & secured to be payd by Cornelius Waldo 

;e of Ipswich and now living at Nacook upon Mirrimack river with w ch I do 

knowledge my selfe fully sattisfled and in consideration thereof have 

, anted, bargained & sold and by these p r sents do fully clearly and absolutely 

> ant, bargaine & sell make over and confirm unto the said Cornelius Waldo 

¥ that my farm or parcell of land, whereon the said Cornelius now dwelleth 

fl th upland and meadow contayning by estimation seaven hundred acres, be 

r more or less together with all and singular the appurtenances & privileges 

h ereunto belonging liing upon Mirrimack river, and known by the name of 

( 't «acooke as aforesaid,— bounded by the said river towards the noreast, and 

fl >unded by mr Edw Tings land towards the Southeast, and Robert Parishes 

>' >wards the norwest ; and by mr Thomas Brattles towards the Southwest. 

£ o have and to hold " etc 

" "In virtue whereof I the said Joseph Wheeler & Sarah my wife have 
hereunto set our hands & seals the 12 th of August, Anno dom. 1670 
1 Signed, sealed & dd. JOSEPH WHEELER & a seale 

At " In the presents of us SARAH WHEELER & a seale. 


\ I i ' " GEORGE MIRRIAM " l 

Just what is meant by " Nacooke " is not clear. It was perhaps a 

name applied to all that unsettled country north of Chelmsford, which 

was, a few years later, included in the bounds of " Old Dunstable," 

though the name was afterwards applied only to that part of Dunstable 

which lay to the east of Merrimac river. The house in which Waldo 

lived was evidently not in the town of Chelmsford, since the new road 

\ to accommodate him was laid out ' ' toward Mr. Waldows so far as 

^helmsford bounds " ; but the farm was perhaps on both sides of 

! yrF °\ielmsford line, near Wicasuck Falls, and extending into what is now 

(o 1 ^ fngsborough. Waldo did not live there long, for, Apr. 19, 1671, he 

'i-'^jurchased of Thomas Hinchman of Chelmsford, and Elizabeth his 

; ( ivife, for "a valuable sum of money .... One mansion or 

\iv Iwelling house with four acres of land .... in Chelmsford 

*}^j .... northward of Chelmsford Meeting House." 2 

el- | This must be the house meant by Rev. Wilkes Allen in "The 

i ffa History of Chelmsford," and here Waldo probably lived while an 



1 CUnf i Middlesex County Deeds, vol. vii., p. 91. « Ibid., p. 89. 






as I 

inhabitant of that town. During the next fifteen or twenty t a$ 
seems to have been living sometimes in Chelmsford and som xo^ds 
Dunstable, and in deeds given during that period he is called 
In the " History of the Old Township of Dunstable," p. 24, 
his sons, Daniel and John, are named as among the first set 
that town; but, Feb. 3, 1673, he was elected on the commi *t\ 
instruct the selectmen, and, Feb. 6, 1678, he was chosen selectm^i, 
Chelmsford. 1 

Dec. 16, 1685, Mr. Weld was ordained minister at Dunstable, a 
a church was formed of seven male members, of whom Cornelia c 

Waldo was one, and John Blanchard and Cornelius Waldo w(P t( 

• t f lr 

chosen the first deacons, 2 showing that at that time he was residing } c 

Dunstable; yet, Dec. 14, 1686, "Cornelius Waldo, Sen r of Chel 
ford," was associated with 49 others in the purchase of land 
Wamesit of Jonathan Tyng, 3 and in 1690 he was keeping a tavern 
Chelmsford, and received a license for the same and to sell liquo 
therein. The original bond for this license is on file in the Probat 
Office of Middlesex County, and reads as follows : — 

" Memorandum That on y e ninth Day of May in y e year of our Lord sixteei' 
hundred and ninety And in y e second year of y e Reign of our Sovereign Lore 
and Lady William & Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland ffranc( 
and Ireland King & Queen Defenders of y e ffaith &c Before the County Cou 
at Charlestowne by Adjournment from Cambridge 16 April last past Cornelil 
Waldo senr of Chelmsford in y e County aforesaid became bound in y sum 
twenty pounds Current money of New England which he doth acknowledf 
himself to ow and stand justly indebited to our Sovereign Lord and Laci*, 
King William & Queen Mary, theire heirs and successers to be Levied on h 
goods and Chattels Lands and Tenements ~ -^-^^-^_^ --^^^ 

" The Condition of this Recognizance is Such, that whereas y e said Corne 
lius Waldo above bound is admitted and allowed by y e said County Court t< 
keep a Common Publick house of Entertainment and to use Common Sellin^ 
of wine Ale Beer Syder Brandy Rum and other Liquors for the year ensuing 
in y e Now Dwelling house of said Cornelius Waldo 

" If therefore y e said Cornelius Waldo during y e time aforesaid shall not 
permit suffer or have any playing at Cards Dice Tables Bowls Ninepins 
Billiards or any other unlawful game or games in his said house, yard or 
Garden or backside nor shall suffer to be or remain in his house any p'sa 
or p'sons not being of his own familie upon Satturday nights after itr< 
Dark, or on y e Sabbath dais, or in y e time thereon, of Gods Publick worsh' 
nor shall entertain as Lodgers in his house any strangers Men or Worn* 
above the space of forty and eight hours, but such whose names and & 
names he shall deliver to some one of the Selectmen or Constables of ti 
Town unless they be such as he very well knoweth and will answer for his t 
their forth Coming, Nor shall sell any wine or Liquors, in any manner 
way whoever to any Indians or Negroes, Nor suffer any Children or Servar' 
or any other p r son to remain in his house Tipling or Drinking after nine " 
y e clock in y e night time nor shall buy or take to pawn any stolen goods, tf 


1 Chelmsford Records. 2 " History of the Old Township of Dunstable," p. 55. 
3 Middlesex County Deeds, vol. x., p. 19. 




.ngly or knowingly harbour in his house barn stable or other where, any 
lies, vagabonds Theives sturdy beggars masterless men or women or 
lr notorious offenders whatsoever, nor shall suffer any p'son or p'sons 
tsoever to sell or utter any wine Beer Ale Syder Rum Brandy or other 
ors, by Deputation or by Colour of his License, nor shall entertain any 
[en or p r sons of whom he shall be prohibited by Law, or any one of y e 
I' .istrates of y e County aforesaid, or p r sons of an low Conversation, and 
l^n to Tipling, and shall also keep the lead Assize and measure in his Potts, 
»ad and otherwise in uttering of any wine Beer Ale Syder Brandy Rum oi- 
ler Liquors, and y e Same Sell by Sealed measure, and in said house shall 
Ic and maintaine good order and Rule, and is and shall be well provided w th 
icient housing and Two Beds at y e least for entertainment of strangers 
jjjl Travailers, and shall attend y e Laws and order of Court referring to y l 
• ployment, then this p'sent Recognizance to be void, or else to stand in full 
•ce power and virtue. In witness whereof we have hereunto sett our 
ads & seals this Day & year above written 


Signed sealed & delivered to y e 
Clerk or Court in 

p'sens of 


fb Mch. 1, 1698, u Deacon Waldow " was again chosen selectman of 
( helmsford, and this is the last time his name occurs in the town 

JMr. Waldo gave a part of his land at "Nacooke" to his sons, 
/ohn, Cornelius and Daniel, and, in 1699, sold the rest of it to 
Edward Emerson, his son-in-law. He appears to have disposed of 
11 his property before his death, as no will nor administration of his 
. estate is on record in Middlesex, Essex or Suffolk counties. The 
mleeds of gift of " Nacooke" have not been found on record; but are 
deferred to ir> * L~*, dated April 11, 1699, by which he and his wife, 
[pannah, conveyed, for £150, to "my son in law Edward Emerson of 

helmsford my land and Dwelling house in Chelms- 

Jord with outhouses orchards and fences upon y e same the whole 

Containing four acres and Two acres of medow lying 

n the River medow and also a Ten acre right in the 

Towne of Chelmsford ..... also a ninth part or share of 

all the medow and Land of East Medow as 'tis comonly called lying 

in Chelmsford which I lately purchased of my son John Waldo . . 

. also all my lands and medows in Wamessit and Pawtucket 

lyiDg near Chelmsford Also all my 

I^Lands & medows whoever with the Swamps, orchards & fences &c 

in Dunstable which is part of the 

ffarme w ch 1 purchased of Lt. Joseph Wheeler It is 

all the land and Medow w ch is not by Deed given out of that ffarme, 





c all the land ana Meaow w- is noi uy l^eeu given wv w ««— , 

Into my Sonnes John Cornelius & Daniel Waldo also 



all my p r sonal and Moveable estate whatsoever both within Dot ^ 
without in Chelmsford Boston or elsewhere, whether household 
ture, cattle swine or other estate." * 

By a subsequent Deed, dated Aug. 4, 1699, he conveyed, for 
to Edward Emerson, 116 acres of land in Dunstable, with house ^ 
acres of Intervale land and 12 acres " joining to the medow of ^ 
son John Waldo." 2 I' 

Having thus disposed of his property before his death, Mr. Wale 
died intestate, Jan. 3, 1700-1, at Chelmsford, as has been previous] 
stated, aged 75 years. He was buried in the old burying-ground ari 
his gravestone is still standing there, inscribed as follows : — 





DIED JAN Y 3 d 1700 

The Memory of 

the just is blessed 

The births of his three oldest children and of his youngest child ai 
not recorded. Elizabeth is generally conceded to have been the firs 
child, the date of her marriage, 1672, being evidence to this; and it ii 
assumed that Mr. Waldo named his three oldest sons, in the deed t< 
Edward Emerson previously quoted, in the order of their ages, as 
would have been natural. The births of eight of the children art 
recorded in a volume in the County Clerk's office at Salem, and creditet 
to Ipswich. Singularly enough, Mr. Waldo makes no mention of hif 
son Jonathan in any paper that has been found recorded ; but ther 
can be no doubt, from evidence to be given later, that Jonathan wai 
his son. He probably left home much earlier than the other boys and 
was in no need of parental assistance when his father provided foi 
the others. 

Children of Cornelius and Hannah (Cogswell) Waldo. Born, a-k 
at Ipswich, Mass., I probably at Chelmsford, Mass. : — 

a. Elizabeth. 

b. John. 

c. Cornelius. 
d.^ Daniel, born Aug. 19, 1057. 




1 Middlesex County Deeds, vol. xiii., p. 664. 2 J bid., p. 666. 










lot Curtai»>rn Feb. 27, 1658. Nothing has been learned of her. 

bolster & js Waldo 2 sons\ " Mr. Waldose two sons buried 

o pairs of Feb. 24, 1659." j the 27 of Febrn : 1659." 

le Cittle a born Jan- 14 1661# 
,t>ox Iron, _ 00 

'ae : Deal* born Jan - 28 ' 1662 ' 
';ell of o born July 12, 1664. Nothing has been learned of her. 

ix poun'born Sept. 9, 1665; died Nov. 29, 1665, at Chelmsford. 1 

i old fli 

oan, born 1669. 


Chelmsford Records. 

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wed, fo 
\th horn r 




a. Elizabeth, daughter of Cornelius and Hannah (Cogswell) | 
Waldo, is thought to have been their oldest child ; but no record of 
her birth has been found, nor is it known when or where she died. 
She was probably born at Ipswich, Mass. She married, Feb. 4, 1672, 1 
at Chelmsford probably, Josiah, son of Capt. Richard and Alice 
Brackett of Braintree, Mass. ; born May 8, 1652, at Braintree; 2 died 
before Jan. 14, 1681, when his property was appraised. He is said 
to have been an early settler at Billerica, Mass., but to have left that 
town about 1675, when it was threatened by the Indians, during King 
Philip's War. He apparently returned to Braintree. 3 

It is possible, though perhaps not probable, that she is the Elizabeth 
Brackett who married, Nov. 16, 1691, at Dedham, Mass., Daniel, sonl 
of James and Meriam Draper; born May 30, 1665. 4 If so, the! 
following records are of value : — 


" Elizabeth Draper, deceased Sept. 12, 1692," "Elizabeth, ye daughter ofi 
Daniel and Elizabeth Draper, was borne Sep 1 9, 1692," and " Elizabeth, the | 
daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Draper, deceased February 25, 1727-8." 5 tj 

A file of papers relating to his estate is in Middlesex County 

x>™K a te office, at Cambridge, Mass., endorsed on the back : — u Josiah 

jkett 4-2-82 ente lib 5 pag 192 by T. D. R. Chelmsford Admr 

;n Parris & Elizab widow." These papers are as follows : — 6 

" Branthry 

"Att y e Request of Owen Parris we underwritten have vewed one CowL 
formerly Josiah Brackets and part of his Estate — now in Brany [Braintree?] | 
and doe value her att three pounds inony y e 14 th of Janua? 1681 

Martin Sanders 
Samuell penniman " 

"An Inventory of part of y e Goods belonging to y e Estate of Josiah 
Bracket Deseased 

Jann r y e 18 1681 
a f ether beed — Old 
a : rug & two blanckets Old 


1 . 







1 " Savage's (xen. Diet.," vol. i., p. 229: Middlesex County Clerk's Records for Billerica. 

2 Braintree Records : Savage says July 8th. 

3 " Hist, of Billerica," p. 113. * Dedham Records. B Ibid. 
6 Middlesex Probate Files, No. 1533 j Records, vol. v., p. 208. 



,ot Curtains & Vallens 

' >olster & a pillow — old 

pairs of sheets — old 

; Cittle a^ 

px Iron 

3 : Deale Chist 

ill of old pewter 

: pounds of fethers 

old flock pillow 
fc Chussins old all 
» Indian Ladle 
\ old hook 
j old powdering tub 
£8: 03: 7 






















t , 

;! Inventory of the estate of Josiah Bracket in Chelmsford 


J e fether bed bolster & pillo 

.e Chest 
( te payre of brass skales 
^ ic butter tobe & thre dishes & six l sponnes 

oe lining whele 

ue friing pan & some bras 

ore Cheses 5 

ne mosket 

vo beetell rings two wedges & a hoo 

ae table & one box 

le barrel! 

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prized by us 

tho : Hinchman 
Samuell fibster senr 


-ilfe of a house & barne w tb Land att Belerekey v u was Cap" Brackets of 
Citrv " 


"he will of Richard Brackett of Braintree, dated Jan. 29, 1688-9, 
4 >ated Dec. 19, 1690, names: — wife Allice Brackett, children of son 

,a and his wife Hannah, son Peter, son-in-law Simon Crosby, son- 

w Joseph Thompson ; and contains the following clauses : — 

r - .-tern my will is that the children of my Son John and Peter Brackett, 

ai Crosby & Joseph Thompson above mentioned shall pay unto the two 

jiers of my son Josiah Deceased Elizabeth & Sarah Twenty pounds 

y e in good pay when they shall attain the age of twenty years Respect- 

;j*& in want of the payments of the said forty pounds they the said 

e 3th & Sarah shall injoye the one halfe of the land above mentioned to 

u, theire heires to be equally devided to them — 

1 c m I give to the said Sarah the daughter of my son Josiah five pounds 
ant pay & the feather bed her mother carryed away." 

' i 

jrds say " two." 2 Records say " five chizells.' 



The last legacy of five pounds was revoked in the last clause of 
will. 1 

Children of Josiah and Elizabeth (Waldo) Brackett. Born, a) s 
Billerica, b at Braintree, Mass. : — 



a. Sarah, born Nov. 1, 1674. 2 

b. Elizabeth, born Feb. 16, 1678. 3 


They are both named in their grandfather Brackett's will, but nothjs 
further has been learned of them. ' 


b. John, son of Cornelius and Hannah (Cogswell) Waldo ; bo/ 
date unknown, probably at Ipswich, Mass. ; died Apr. 14, 1700, 
Windham, Conn. 4 In "Cogswells in America" he is erroneouj 
called a twin of his brother Cornelius; born Feb. 24, 1659. It 
known that the twins both died a few days after their birth; a. 
John must have been born some years before, since, not only was 
old enough to be engaged in the " Quaboag fight," in 1675, but he w 
married in 1676, his oldest child dying in 1677. It is probable th 
he was the oldest son, as his father, in a deed to Edward Emersoi 

Apr. 11, 1699, refers to u a Deed given unto ir| 

Sonnes John Cornelius and Daniel Waldo." 5 In those days the olct 
son was by far the most important of the children and inherited' * 
double portion, and it is probable that their father named them in j 
order of their births. Unfortunately, the original deed was 
recorded, or, at least, no record of it has been found. 

John Waldo was a soldier in King Philip's War, and served un 

Capt. Thomas Wheeler in the fight at Quaboag (now BrookfieV 

Mass.), Aug. 2, 1675. Capt. Wheeler's " Narrative," after describ?? 

the battle and naming those killed, relates that : — "There were a so 

then five persons wounded, viz. — Captain Hutchinson, myself and i 1 ^ 

son Thomas, as aforesaid, Corporal French, of Billericay, who hav 11 ^ 



killed an Indian, was (as he was taking up his gun) shot, and part 
one of his thumbs taken off, and also dangerously wounded throip 
the body near the shoulder; the fifth was John Waldoe, of Cheln ,s 


ford, who was not so dangerously wounded as the rest." 6 T 
company, after a difficult march of ten miles, succeeded in reachi 11 ^ 
Brookfield, and fortified one of the largest houses, in which all f 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. viii., p. 9. 

2 Middlesex County Records : " History of Billerica," p. 17, calls her Elizabeth. 

3 Braintree Records. 4 Windham Records. 

5 Middlesex County Deeds, vol. xiii., p. 664. 6 " Hist, of North Brookfield," p. 82. 






_~itants of the town took refuge with them. Here they were 

SJ ! Jeged by the Indians until the morning of August 5, when, 

t p i If orcements arriving, the Indians withdrew. On Aug. 10, Capt. 

(#■ feeler, and all of his company that were able to travel, retired to 

Hrlborough, where they remained until Aug. 21, when they returned 

"ne to Concord. For this service John Waldo was credited, Nov. 

1675, £4 : 00 : 00. i Later, Feb. 29, 1675-6, John Waldo was again 

pited, for service at Groton garrison under Capt. Wheeler, 

: 12 : 10. 2 This apparently ended his military service, except 

■rlt, in 1682, he and his brother Daniel were employed by the town of 

~l|istable as a mounted guard against the Indians. 3 

Tfle probably removed from Ipswich to Chelmsford with his father, 

later settled in Dunstable, where he, his brother Daniel, and 

Jrnelius Waldo, who may have been his brother or his father, were 

ly settlers. 4 He was certainly living at Dunstable in 1682, for, 

y 29, 1682, " John Waldo of Dunstable, Husbandman," mortgaged 

Thomas Smith of Boston, " all that my one halfe of a Grist Mill 

Jituate upon Nacooke Brooke (commonly so called) 

Dunstable .... (the other halfe of s d mill belonging to Mr. 
Jonathan Tyng) with one halfe of all the land, pond, dam, stones," 
c. 5 He represented the town of Dunstable in the General Court at 
e May session, 1689. 6 

About this time, probably, he removed to Boston ; though he may 

ive been living there at an earlier date for, Sept. 21, 1684, Rebecca 

f efaldo, who may have been his sister, but was probably his wife, was 

\ramitted into the Second Church, Boston. King William's War broke 

out in 1689, and many of the inhabitants of Dunstable, which was 

I fnuch exposed to Indian attacks, left that town permanently at about 

7flat time. He was certainly living in Boston in 1695, when his name 

3 opears in the list of the inhabitants of Boston as living in Ward 

-r,our. 7 Nov. 7, 1697, John Waldo of Boston, miller, conveyed to 

athaniel Beale of Hingham, a dam, stream and a tide-mill, with about 

ve acres of land, at a place called the Town Cove in Hingham. 8 

wl has not been learned when or from whom Mr. Waldo acquired this 

l-operty, nor is there any evidence that he ever lived at Hingham. 

Then Mr. Beale sold this tidr-mill, Dec. 5, 1698, he described it as 

a j formerly the estate of John Waldo late of Boston." 9 

1 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxxviii., pp. 38-42. 2 Ibid. 

" History of the Old Township of Dunstable," p. 48. 4 Ibid., p. 24. 
5 Middlesex County Deeds, vol. viii., p. 208. 
> Mass. Court Records. 7 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. i., p. 170. 

Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xix., p. 6. °Ibid., p. 42. 




, 1697 -frh- 


Having sold the mill at Hingham he purchased, Nov. 29, 

John Broughton of Windham, Conn., a grist-mill and mill works, i \ r j 

dwelling-house and one acre of land at Windham ; the considera jj \ 

being £35. 1 Jan. 4, 1697-8, he bought of Richard Egerton of Noiw ^ 

" an allotment of a thousand acre right in Windham, it being in 
ber the first lot on the east side of the river below croch of nau^ ,__ I 
river, the home lot and part of the first division contains fifteen %* f 
and a half." The consideration was £30 current money of \ t 
England. 2 In both these deeds Waldo is called of Boston ; bu s lc j 
must have immediately removed to Windham, if he was not aire? ^ 
there, since he was admitted an inhabitant of Windham, Jan. n, 
1697-8, and on the same date was placed on a committee, with Jos at 
Hall and John Backus, to gather the rate and agree with workisly 
" to build a meeting house." 3 < is 

Meanwhile, he had disposed of his lands in Chelmsford. Ind 
15, 1697, John Waldo of Boston and u Rebecka" his wife, "for he 
in Silver current money," conveyed to Andrew Spalding of Chela* 
ford, " all that Tract of land which y e said John Waldo receive 
of y e estate of his ffather in law Capt. Samuel Adams of Chelm *" 
ford Deceased which upon the division of that estate fell to ] 
share of y e wife of y e said John Daughter of said Adams," 4 whi( 
is of value as proving the parentage of John's wife. Jan. 2, 169 
John Waldo of Windham and Rebecca his wife conveyed to Eclwa 
Emerson of Chelmsford, "that part of the ffarm which he had by 
Deed of Gift from his ffather Mr Cornelius Waldo and what 
purchased of his Brother Cornelius Waldo in the Township ^ I 
Dunstable," 5 thus proving beyond all question that John Waldo o ' ^ 
Windham and John Waldo of Chelmsford, Dunstable and Bostoir 
were the same. 

Mr. Waldo's death occurred a little over a year after his remov 
to Windham. The following is his will and inventory of his estate :-njr 

" I John Waldo of Windham, in the County of Hartford, in Connectic, , 
Colony, being very sick and weak, but of perfect memory. I do nominatp 
appoint & ordain my Loveing Sonn John Waldo, my dear wife Rebeckals- 
and Thomas Huntington to make my Will or Wills to settle my Estate, at 
make deed or deeds as they shall think meet, according to the rules <r Q 
Equity and righteousness, as there shall be occasion of all my Estate rctig 
and personall that is to be found here, and at Chensford, or elsewherji 

* . 



1 Windham Deeds, vol. B., p. 213. 2 Ibid., p. 83. 

3 Windham Records : " Hist, of Windham County," vol. i., pp. 75, 80. 

4 Middlesex County Deeds, vol. xii., p. 114. 5 Ibid., vol. xiii., p. 663. 

t a V 



"ie Confirmation hereof, I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this 14th 
'of Aprill 1700. 

JOHN WALDO «{ Seal [ 

figned in presence of us, SHUBALL DIMMACK. JOHN BARNARD. 
LCknowledged before me, JOSHUA RIPLEY, Justice of the Peace." » 




j|An Inventory of the Estate 
jased Aprill 14th 1700— 

of John Waldo late of Windham who 


p s . The dwelling house & an acre of land at 

[aming Timb 1 & boards 6 — 8—0 a Seller stoned 2—0—0 

e Mill, and Mill work, with all the privileges, the tackle 1 

>e & Eye rope the Sledge and Crow, an axx, mill picks J 

e Land at the Crotch Field with the fence 

ree acres of meadow at Willamantick 30 s 3 acres at 

Saw Mill meadow 24 8 
acres Land at Nachaug 10 s . the Pasture Lott 5" 
16 acre Lott 5 1 eleven acres on Chesnut hill 5 l 
30 acree Lott between the lines 5 1 — fiv r e acres on the 
Mill plain 5 l 
e 100 acree lott 8 1 Land yett to be Laid out, 10 1 
ate 25 l —7—0. a hatt 15 s — a Cloak 40 s . velvet breeches 15 3 
eather Wastcoat 12 s — Leather Jackett 6 s . Leather Wastcoat) 
4 s J 

jerge Wastcoat . 13 s . a Kersey Coat . 20 8 . Leather breeches 6 3 
pair woosted Stockens 8 s — a pair thredd Stockens 2 s 
two shurts. 9 s 
oots & spurrs 18 s , getting a load Ceeder 6 s . Stones for 

Chimney 6 s 
ather bed and bolster 4' Cover lidds, red and blew, 35 s 

white blanket 4 s 
edstead & Cord 10 s Glass Case 10 s feather bed & bolster 4 1 
eather bed & bolster 3 1 10 s a small bed & bolster 25 8 
/A four pillows 10 s 

\ Veen rug 3 s . two Coverlids. 32 s . a quilt. 10 s . 3 blankets 15 s . 
Cradle rug 2 s 6 d . bedsted & Cord 8 s . four new hatts. 4 s . 
r a trunck 6 s 

Irons. 18 s . a warming pan, 10 s . two pillions. 18 s . a box 2 s . 
76 ,bs pewter 4 1 15 s . a Copper Kettle 50 s . brass pot & hooks, 10 s . 
3 brass skillets. 7 s 6 d . brass Skimer. 2 s . brass candlestick. 2 s 
Chafendish. 2 s . Tin Lamp & Tunell. 18 d . great Iron pott 21 s 6 d 
Little Iron pott & hooks. 10 8 . Iron pott I s . Iron kettle. 5s. 

a Jack 20 s 
frying pan. 4 s . stewpan. 10 s . Iron lamp I s . tongs 4 s . hand 

bellows. 2 s . 
white Curtains and Vallens. 52 s . a Scotch cloth Sheet. 14 s 

white Ozenbrigs Sheet. 5 8 
a p r . Cotton & Linen Sheets. 12 9 . a pr Linnen Sheets. 6 s . a 

Cotton & a Linnen Sheet. 10 s 
a p l . Sheets. 7 s . a Linnen Sheet. 5 s . two holland pillow beers 

5 s . 3 pillowbeers 4 s 6 d 
2 p 1 . ozenbrig pillow beers. 5 8 . 3 Cotton & Linnen pillow 

beers. 4 s 6 d . a to well. 2 s 
2 holland Table Cloths. 3 s 6 d . a Cubbard Cloth 4 s . 5 Linnen 
Table Cloaths. 10 s 


































































1 Hartford Probate Records, vol. vii., p. 22. 




9 < "to 

a bolster Case 2 s . 7 linnen Napkins. 4 s 8 d . 2 Course 

Towells I s . mony scales 6 s 
Looking Glass. 10 s . books. 35 3 . Stilliards. 10 3 . Long Gun. 

2 3 . 6 d . short gun. 20 3 
a Saddle & furniture & 2 bridles. 22 9 . wainscott Chest with 

drawers 10 s 
a Wainscott Chest. 6 s . a chest. 2 s . a Cabinett with drawers. 6 s . 

a trunk. 4 s . 
a little trunk. 3 s . 3 Sives. 2 9 . a Linnen Wheele 4 9 . box iron 

& heaters 3 9 . 
4 Trays. 2 s . a pail 6 d . 9 chairs. 10 8 . 2. barrells. 2 8 . washing 

tubb l 8 . 
a Sledge. 9 9 . a broad axx. 7 9 . a broad axx 4 s . Augers l 8 . 6 d . 

2 taper bitts 18 d . 
a round shave. 18d. 2. Squares. I s . 4. Gouges. 4 s . 3 broad 

Chisells. 4 s . 
3 narrow Chissells. 18 d . a creasing plain. I s . a pair Coopers 

Compasses. 2 3 . Coopers adz 18 d _ 

a howell. 18 d . a drawing Knife. 18 d . 3 Carpenters hamers 3 s . 

2 plain Irons. I s 
a foreplain. 18 d . 206 lbs weight of old Iron. 40 s . a Sickell. I 9 . 
a Sett rope hooks. 8 s . a rasp. I s . 2 pecks. 3 s . two hone. 2". a 

hand hamer. 18 d . 
2 narrow axes. 8 3 . a hatchett, 18 d . a hair rope. 2 s . a shoemakers 

Kitt. 5 s . 
a pair bellows. 30 s . 8 lbs feathers. 5 s . 7. dry barrells. 6 s . 

a box rule. 2 s . an adz. 5 8 . 
coopers croaz. 18 d . a froe (?). 18 d . two handsaws. 6 s . 

a Grindstone & winch. 10 s . 
a Coopers Joynter. 2 s four Cows and. 3. Calves. 10 1 . a broken 

tail mare. 20 s . 
9. Swine, 3 1 . a Clock. 4 1 . two brushes. 18 d . Curtains & Vallens. 

18 9 
Streaked Curtains & Vallens. 15 s . a hack Tramell. 15 s . a rasp 

l 8 . 
a Cannoo. 10 s . a Cow bell. 4 s . a Negro gurle. 6 1 . 
due to the Estate debts by bill. 25 1 . and by book 34 s 

in money, 20'. 
a Sett of hoops for wheels. Cath [?] 10 s . two wheel boxes. 2 s 

a shaft hoop. 5 s . 
a Steel trapp. 15 s . a bick iron. 18 d , eight pounds old Iron. 16 d 

Totall is 

Aprill. 30th. 1700. 

Sworn to. before JOSHUA RIGLEY J. P. 

Debts due from the said Estate, are 28 , , 00 , , 00 

& funerall Charges. 19 s taking this Inventory 6 s . 6 d . 01 , , 05 , , 06 

29 , , 5 , , 6 " 

"John Waldo of Windham (Sonn of John Waldo late of said Windham 
dec d ) appeared before a Court of Probate at Hartford. November 11th. 1701, 
and made oath that he had truly presented the Estate to the apprizers and 
that if more appears, he will cause it tolbe added to the Inventory. 


" There being some of the Children of age The Court proceed to distribute 
the Estate as followeth : Estate being first sequestered to pay debts. To the 
Wid° One third part of the personall Estate to be to her proper use and behoof 

4G , , 14 

£292 , , 07 

1 Hartford Probate Records, vol. vii., pp. 22-23. 

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c j 


da 1 


jver. And one third part of the Reall Estate during her naturall life— To 

eldest Son a double portion of both Reall and personall estate— To the 

■st of the Children Equall Shares in the Remaining Estate to be distributed 

Fthem or their Legall Representatives— What any of the Children hav 

ready rec d . of their fathers Estate it shall be accounted in part of their 

Irtions, or in whole. The Sons to Recive their portions at 21 years of age 

Jd the daughters at 18 or day of marriage which shall first happen. And 

je Remaind 1 after the decease of the Wid°. to be devided according to this 

tile— If any of the Children happen to dye before they Come of age to 

fceive his or her portion Such part shall be equally devided amongst the 


[The Court doe appoynt and Irapower Leiut 1 John Fitch and Ensign Jonath. 
jane to distribute the said estate according to this order and that they 
fcturn an acco* of their doings thereon to the Court in September next." 
Hartford March 2, 1702-3. l 

. The estate was not finally settled until Nov. 14, 1714, when 

j Edward Waldo Joseph Dingley and Catharine his Wife nathaniel Rud 
i j Rebeckah his Wife Ruth Sarah & Abigail Waldo all of Windham . . . 

I . . heirs to the estate in part of ther hon rd ffather m r John Waldo late 
p f s d Windham .... deceased have Received of ther 

[onoured mother Rebeckah Brown Relict of s d m v John Waldo deceased & of 
, here Loveing brother m 1 John Waldo of Boston .... the full sum of 
: here parts hare & portion In s d estate at Inventory price each of them the 

, atural Children of the s d m r John Waldo the just sum of twenty one pound 
fourteen shillings." 2 

Mr. Waldo married, date unknown, but about 1676, and probably 
it Charlestown, Mass., Rebecca, daughter of Capt. Samuel (Henry) 
land Rebecca (Graves) Adams of Charlestown; date and place of her 
>irth unknown ; died Sept. 17, 1727, at Canterbury, Conn. 3 They 
imay have lived at Charlestown for a while after their marriage, since 
f their oldest child, whose birth is not recorded, died there in 1677. 4 
A\Mrs. Waldo married (2), date unknown, but marriage contract 
dated Apr. 26, 1710, Deacon Eliezer Brown of Canterbury, Conn., 
formerly of Chelmsford, Mass. ; who died Jan. 22, 1719-20, at Can- 
terbury. His first wife, Dinah, died Mch. 11, 1706-7, at Canterbury. 5 
The will of Eliezer Brown of Canterbury, dated Feb. 2, 1713-14, 
probated Feb. 18, 1719-20, names wife Rebeckah Brown, whose 
"marriage contract shall be faithfully performed which bears date 
Apr. 26, 1710"; eldest son, Eliezer Brown; second son, Thomas 
Brown; daughters, Dina Davise and Brigit Fitch; and makes son, 
Deliverance Brown, sole executor and residuary legatee. 6 

Sept. 29, 1701, "Rebecca Waldo of Windham, widow and Relict 

1 Hartford Probate Records, vol. vii., p. 36. 

2 Windham Deeds, vol. D., p. 395. 3 Canterbury Records 
wife of her husband's brother, Daniel. See d. 

* " Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. i., p. 4; vol. ii., p. 990 
fi Canterbury Records. 8 Windham Probate Records, vol. i., p. 8. 

She was sister of Susanna, 


of John Waldo and Daughter of Capt : Sam 1 Addains of Chelmsf 4^9 -fa 
Deceased" conveyed to her brother, Benjamin Adams of Chelmsfo:F s > fc ^ 
her whole interest in tC a parcell of Land housing orchard " etc., " wjp 1 ; r 
whatsoever was set out and Divided to me as my proportion of ii r * 1 ,[ 
father Addams Estate of Inheritance (excepting what hath been so 
before to Andrew Spalding)," and agreed that " her son John Wale 
shall sign & seal this Instrument," l 

The grist-mill at Windham remained in possession of the family f 
some time after Waldo's death. Nov. 4, 1710, his son, John, conveya^ 
one-half of it to Ephraim Sawyer of Mansfield, 2 who, June 29, 173^' 
purchased the other half, with one-half of the " Ironwork, stone'n, 
privileges, dwelling house and land" of "John Waldo of Bosto at 
Edward Waldo Joseph Dingly Nath 1 Rudd and Isaac Crane of Winwly 
ham Deliverance Brown of Canterbury and Jehosaphat Holmes c is 
Pomfret," 3 they being the sons and sons-in-law of John Waldo. Thnd 
mill is described as " on the west side of the town nere unto the river he 
and was known later as Bingham's mill. ? 

it & 
i ; res 


Children of John and Rebecca (Adams) Waldo. Born, a ay 
Charlestown, b at Chelmsford, c-f at Dunstable, g, h probably al 
Boston, Mass. :— 1 

ba. Rebecca, date of birth unknown; died July 2, 1G77, at Charlestown, vJ 

Mass. 4 \ -*■:-* " 

bb. John, born May 19, 1678. 5 

be. Catharine, born 1679 or '80. 6 

bd. Edward, born Apr. 23, 1684. 

be. Rebecca, born Aug. 6, 1686. 

bf. Ruth. 

bg. Sarah, bapt. Dec. 6, 1691, at Second Church, Boston, 
bh. Abigail. 


C. Cornelius, son of Cornelius and Hannah (Cogswell) Waldo, 
was born probably at Ipswich, Mass. ; but no record of his birth has 
been found. That he was the second son of his parents appears 
likely from the fact that his father, in a deed to his son-in-law, 
Edward Emerson, refers to the land given out of his farm ' i unto my 
sonnes John Cornelius and Daniel Waldo," probably naming them in 

1 Middlesex County Deeds, vol. xiii., p. 443. - Windham Deeds, vol. E., p. 167. 

3 Ibid., vol. G., p. 299. 4 Charlestown Records. 5 Chelmsford Records. 

6 The Town Records of Dunstable give Catharine's birth as " Apreall 1684," and 
Rebeckah's as "Agust 1686"; but the first is an error, as Catharine was, according to her 
gravestone, in her 68th year in 1747. The record should read " Edward." The records of 
the County Clerk of Middlesex County give Rebecca's birth as Aug. 6, 1686, and Edward's 
as Apr. 23, 1684. 







rder of their births. 1 Unfortunately, the original deed of gift is 
on record. Of Cornelius but little has been learned. Jan. 24, 
6, he "is credited on Treasurer John Hull's ledger with 
1 9 — 00 for service in the Indian War. He was of, or served 
Chelmsford." 2 In a manuscript account of the family, written by 
miel Waldo, Jr., of Worcester, Mass. [calif] we are told that 
vhen arrived at Manhood he removed to Dunstable in the Colony of 
w Hampshire. In the year 1685 he with six others formed a 
urch over which the Reverend Thomas Weld was ordained Pastor, 
d he was chosen Deacon. In the years 1689 and 1690 he served 
Town as their Representative in the General Court." 3 It is probable 
at it was his father who was chosen deacon, since he has that title 
the Chelmsford records. The records of the General Court show 
3liat Cornelius Waldo was Representative for Dunstable at the session 
^ginning June 5, 1689 ; and for Chelmsford at the sessions beginning 
Pline 8, 1692, and May 31, 1693. It is not unlikely that the first of 
iese was the son and the last two the father. However this may be, it 
probable that Cornelius, Jr., removed to Boston at about this time, 
^he birth of his third child is recorded at Dunstable in 1686, but that 
his fourth child is recorded only in Boston, in 1690 ; and three of 
is children were baptized at the First Church in Boston in 1691-2. 
Js name appears in the Boston tax list for 1691 as living in Ward 
j, and also in a list of the inhabitants of Boston, in 1695, in the same 
jward. 4 In the account of him given in " New England Historical and 
fxenealogical Register," vol. xviii., p. 176, for " Lancaster" one should 
had Dunstable. No record of his death has yet been found; but 
it must have occurred between 1695 and June 8, 1697, when Thomas 
Peck, Sen r ., shipwright, conveyed land to his daughter, Faith Waldo, 

widow. 5 

He married about 1683, date and place not ascertained, Faith, 
daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Peck, of Boston, and widow of 
Jeremiah Jackson of Boston. She was born Dec. 8, 1658, at Boston ; 6 
was bapt. Dec. 12, 1658, at First Church; 7 and died Oct. 23, 1732, 
at Boston. 8 Her father, Thomas Peck, was a shipwright. His will, 
dated Mch. 3, 1698, probated Feb. 15, 1699, calls him "of Boston, 
shipwright": names " wife Elizabeth Peck ; " "daughters Elizabeth 

1 Middlesex County Deeds, vol. xiii., p. 664. 

2 " Soldiers in King Philip's War," p. 448. 

3 See also " History of the Old Township of Dunstable," pp. 24, 45, 58. 

4 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. i., pp. 156, 170. 

5 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xiv., p. 408. ° Boston Records. 

7 Records of First Church, Boston. 8 Mss. of Daniel Waldo [cahf]. 




Fisher, Rachel Potter"; "grandchildren Elizabeth Gooch and Mi 
Peck (daughter of son John Peck, deceased), son Benjamin Peck's tj 
sons Beniamin and Samuel Peck, William Peck brother of aforesi ' 
Mary Peck;" "son Thomas Peck, Jr., of Boston, shopkeeper V X /c 
"grandson Joseph Peck;" "grandchildren Elizabeth and Sar[ iS ^ -jj 
Peck ; " " son Benjamin Peck; " and " daughter Faith Waldo, if s 
remain a widow." 1 Jeremiah Jackson, "mariner," the first husba 
of Faith Peck, son of Edmund and Martha Jackson of Boston, 
bom July 14, 1645, 2 and died about 1681; administration on lj 
estate being granted to his widow, May 13, 1681. 3 They had a sdT^ 


Jeremiah, born June 11, 1677, at Boston, 4 who is named with 1 
children in his mother's will. 

Mrs. Waldo was a shopkeeper in Boston after her husband's deatl , 
perhaps continuing a business established by him. "At a meeting g . 
y e Select men, Aug. 27, 1711, Faith Waldo 5 Petition for Lycence j , 
Sell drink as a Retaylor, Approved by y e Sel.m." 5 In 1714 h, 
name appears in a list of "Retailers without Doors in Boston.' 
May 11, 1732, the year of her death, the following advertisemeii*- 
appeared in the Boston News- Letter. It may refer to her, or, what ia^ 
move probable, to her son Cornelius' wife, whose name was alsf^ 
Faith :— 

"To be sold by Mrs. Faith Waldo at the next House to the Bunch o. 
Grapes Tavern in Leveretts Lane Boston, Brocaded Silks, flower'd Damasks 
Sattins, Lute Strings, Mantua Silks, black Padofoy, Alamode, Damask Table' 
Linnen, Chints, Callicoes, fine Cambricks, Muslins, Hollands, Garlicks ano 
sundry other choice Goods, lately Imported from London, by Wholesale an£ 
Eetail at very Keasonable Rates." 




Since, in the New England Weekly Journal of June 25 and July' 
9, 1733, several months after Mrs. Waldo's death, similar advertise- 
ments appeared, not in the name of the estate but in that of Mrs. 
Waldo, the business had probably been conducted by her daughter-in- 
law. Leveretts Lane is now Congress Street. June 3, 1728, Edward 
Durant, son-in-law of Mrs. Waldo, on mortgaging an estate on New- 
bury (now Washington) Street, Boston, describes it as " a dwelling 
house and land in the tenure of Mrs. Faith Waldo." 7 Perhaps she 
lived there before removing to Leveretts Lane. 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xiv., p. 128. 2 " Savage's Gen. Diet." 
3 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xviii., p. 176. 4 Boston Records. 

5 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. xi., p. 143. 

6 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxxi., p. 109. 
'• Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xxxix., p. 188. 




e will of Mrs. Faith Waldo, dated Mch. 12, 1730, was probated 
14, 1732. 1 The following is an abstract of it : — 

Unto children of my son Jeremiah Jackson, Deceased, £5 apiece. Unto 

m& Cornelius Waldo £200 which snm he owes me upon Bond and he is now 

J ebted to me the further sum of £50 I order him to lay out the same 

yards my Funeral Expenses notwithstanding I have herein appointed him 

Executor; to Daughter Judith Durant £100; to Daughter Rachell Durant 

ff )0 and two fourths Parts of the Remaining part of my Estate all to remain 

the hands of my Executor to be by him improved for her benefit and 

)port, so long as she shall continue the wife of John Durant and in case 

his Decease she shall Receive the Portion now given her into her own 

ds, but in case said John shall survive said daughter all to go to the 

ildren of said Rachell; to Daughter Elizabeth Waldo £100 and one fourth 

rt of Remainder of my Estate to remain in hands of Executor for her use 

d comfort during the life of her husband John Waldo and in case of his 

t^cease before her, to be paid into her own hands and if it so happen that 

Jie die without Issue before the said John then what I have given her to be 

J^ivided amongst my other children ; — other one fourth part of Remainder of 

tlstate to daughter Judith Durant ; my said Sons in law John Durant and 

John Waldo shall not have receive take or intermeddle with any Part of my 

"Jstate hereinbefore given to their respective wives." 

,§ Cornelius Waldo, the son, was made executor, and his account was 
Approved Sept. 1, 1735, by 

H John Waldo and Elizabeth his Wife, Edward Durant and Judith his Wife, 

thn Durant and Rachel his wife, the three daughters and Legatees named in 
ill of Mother Mrs. Faith Waldo, who acknowledge to have received 
'5 — 1 — 11 apiece in full satisfaction for what we or either of us have given 
ijd us or may at any time to come pretend to have or claim of in or to estate 
of said deceased." 8 

• The executor credits himself with "Paid Thos. Jackson, Jeremiah 
Jackson, Hannah Jackson and Faith Jackson, for their legacies £5 
ach. Paid John Durant 1\ months Boarding ye dec d in her Lifetime 
/n 1731, £18: 13 :0." 3 

1 The births of the children are all, except Jonathan, recorded in 
Boston ; but as that of Elizabeth is also recorded in the Middlesex 
County Clerk's Office as occurring at Dunstable, and only Judith and 
the twins were baptized in Boston, it is probable that all but Judith 
were born in Dunstable, and that their births were not recorded in 
Boston until after the death of Jonathan. Probably the boys were 
not baptized at the time of their birth for the reason that there was 
then no settled minister at Dunstable. If the Sarah Waldo, who 
married John Hide May 19, 1720, 4 and whose parentage has not been 
learned, but who has been supposed to have been daughter of Daniel 
[d], was daughter of Cornelius, it is evident that she died before 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xxxi., p. 166. ' Ibid., vol. xxxii., p. 450. 
3 Ibid., p. 520. * See Appendix, No. 33. 



Mrs. Waldo, and without children, since there is no mention of 
in Mrs. Waldo's will. 


Children of Cornelius and Faith (Peck) Waldo. Born, a-d id 
Dunstable probably, e at Boston, Mass. : — j; 

ca. f Cornelius, 1 f "*>apt. 1st. Church, Mch. 27, ? ^ 

. «-, fT 1CQ . ins of Sister Pecke „._ 

\ born Nov * 17 ' 1684 « 1 y*. ^ger now Waldo." Jom les 

cb. [Jonathan, J (. pro My died young. few 

cc. Elizabeth, born Jan. 7, 1686 ; married John aldo. See bb. i fo e 

cd. Rachel, born Apr. 20, 1690. lc j v 

ce. Judith, born Jan. 25, 1691; bapt. Jan. 31, 1691-is. Qn 



^ d. Daniel, son of Cornelius and Hannah (Cogswell) ^ afc 
born Aug. 19, 1657, at Ipswich, Mass.; 1 died Nov. 1, 17 3 |j 
Ponifret, Conn. 2 He removed to Chelmsford with his father \ ls 
1682, was an inhabitant of Dunstable, for, in that year, he nc * 
brother John were employed by the town as a mounted guard Qe [-V 
the Indians. 3 In right of his wife, he inherited land in ChelmVc 
from his father-in-law, Capt. Samuel Adams, and from his wif« 
grandfather, Thomas Graves; and probably removed to that toy 
early in 1688, as we find the birth of his third child recorded there 
A ugust of that year. ( jg 

He was in garrison at Chelmsford, Mch. 16, 1691-2. 4 In 1695 t) f 
town voted to enter into a contract with him for erecting a corn-mil^ 
under the following vote : — / ji 

" July the 30 1695 : At a Legall meeting of the Town of Chelmsford ' j 

is voted that a Committee of three men Shall be chosen to agree With mr 
Daniel Waldow in Refference to erecting a corn mill : The Town Leaving tl e 
matter Wholly to them as they shall agree. The sd Corn Mill is to be set 
upon Stony brook between Merrimack and the Bridge. Major Hinchman 
Ensign Spaulding and Sert Solomon Keyes ar Legally Chosen a Committee to 
the Drawing up Articles of Agreement between mr Daniel Waldow and in 
behalf of the Town : the Town having left the management of the whole 
Matter in the Case to the above sd Committee as is above voted and sd Com- 
mittee are to Draw such firm conclusions with sd Waldo Relating to the Corn 
Mill which is to be set up upon stony-brook between Merrimack and the 
Bridge Attest ELEAZER BROWN Town Clerk" 

For some unexplained reason, there was a delay of two and a half 
years between the passing of this vote and the signing of the contract. 

Dec. 10, 1697, u John Spaulding, Leve* Spaulding and Ser* Rich- 
ardson are apointed a Committee to Lay out Daniel Waldows Land 

1 Essex County Records. 2 Pomfret Records. 

3 " History of the Old Township of Dunstable," p. 47. 

* " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," yol. xliii., p. 264. 






<H A^ted by the Town " and in February the contract was signed and 

wi\| [>rded :— 

mef j Chelmsford July 30th 1695 : Major Hinchman Ensign Spaulding Solomon 
es being Legally Chosen a committee on the Day above sd to agree with 
'} Daniel Waldow about Building a corn mill on Stony brook below the 
earl hway to Dunstable : The Articles are as followeth : (firstly) That the 
ear [Waldow Shall set up and maintain a good sufficient Corn mill and a good 
ffo|eicient miller and keep it in good Repair from time to time and at all times 
pt any extraordinary providence prevent. The sd mill to be kept for the 
njiyns use exept the fourth Day of each week which is for Dunstable : and 
ai/j/grind the Towns Corn well and there Mault for half Toal exept a small 
Cjantity a Bushell or the Like : and also the sd Waldow shall grind the Towns 
4rn from time to time and at all times acording to turn as much as may be : 
Chp sd mill is to be built in a years time after the Date hereof (Secondly) the 
, . Waldow is not allowed to Damnifie the Highway to Dunstable or any mans 
adow by Raising the Water : (Thirdly) on the performance of the Articles 
jus)ve expressed we grant to the sd Waldow the stream of sd Brook: and 
jv Jo Twenty-five acres of Land on each side of sd Brook provided the sd 
jghway be not Damnified : the whole quantity of Land do not exeed 
paiventy five acres : (Fourthly) The grant of Land stream and privilege is 
a Condition the sd Waldow his heirs executors and assigns perform all the 
'tides above sd : and in case of the failure of the sufficient Mill and suffi- 
ent Miller : Then the sd Waldow shall pay or caus to be paid to the sd 
own all Damage that shall arrive through his neglect acording to the 
Judgment of a Committee chosen by sd Town and sd Waldow : and if the 
zjL Waldow shall be Removed by Death after necessary charges be Laid out 
iioout sd Mill or Land or necessary housing and the sd Waldows successors 
^Je not able or do not secause to perform the articles above sd : Then there 
iShall be allowance to the true vallue thereof to the successors of the sd Waldo 
in the Judgment of a Committee Chosen by the Town and the sd Waldows 
Successors : The grant and improvement is to be Returned to the Town : 
and payment to be made to the Successors of sd Waldow as is expressed : 
To the Articles above written we the sd Committee and sd Waldow do bind 
ourselves our Heirs Executors Administrators and assigns to the true per- 
formance of the articles above written as witness our hands and seals 
I The changing of hands was done before the signing 


i Witness "] 
Nathaniel Hill 

John Comings { 

Thomas Comings J 

february : 25 : 1698-9 
a true copy of the original 

Recorded by me 
Solomon Keyes Town Clerk 

Thomas HiDchman 
Edward Spaulding 
Solomon Keyes 

Comittee 1 " 

The lands which Waldo inherited in Chelmsford from his father-in- 
law, Capt. Samuel Adams, and from his wife's grandfather, Thomas 
Graves, were sold by Daniel Waldo of Chelmsford and Susanna, his 
wife, by deeds of Jan. 16, 1696, and Aug. 6, 1698. 2 Other lands in 
Dunstable he received by gift from his father, the deeds of which are, 
unfortunately, not on record. In 1700, perhaps discouraged by the 
difficulty he found in keeping " a good sufficient miller in good repair," 
he sold all his property in Chelmsford and Dunstable and moved away 
with his whole family. 

* Chelmsford Records. 2 Middlesex County Deeds, vols, xii., p. 113; xiii., p. 97. 



Sept. 10, 1700. Daniel Waldo of Chelmsford and Susanna,' 
wife, conveyed to Thomas Coleburn of Chelmsford, " all ye Ri 
that he the said Daniel Waldow hath within the Town of Dunsta 

which was given to him •. . . . by mr Cornel 

Waldow his ffather, namely the platt of Land whereon the east end 
the said Cornelius Waldo his Dwelling house formerly stood . . , 
and also one hundred and forty acres of upland in said Dunsta! 
. . . and also Twelve acres of medow. 1 

Nov. 30, 1700. Daniel Waldow of Chelmsford conveyed to Jo 

Richardson of Chelmsford, " one Cornmill situate in Chelmsfoj 

standing on Stony Brook near to Merrimack .... also oi 

half of the Third part of a saw mill on Stony Brook near to sa 

Cornmill, also one and three quarter acres of land on said brook ai 

on merrimack river .... also a parcel of land on north sic 

of sd brook above said mill, three and three quarter acres . . . 

also a parcel of land on south side of sd brook below the highwa 

. . . . also a parcel of land on west side of sd brook above th< 

highway eighteen acres .... also one half of one third of \\ 

tract of land called Soneawassit .... also all interest sd Wald( 

has in Land and Meadow near Stony Brook Bridge. 2 " 

From Chelmsford Waldo removed to Dorchester, Mass., where the ^ 

first evidence of him is found in the record of the birth of his youngest ' 

child in 1701. Here he leased, of the town, a farm on the borders o\ 

Bridgewater, on which he lived in peaceable possession until aboul 

1710, when the farm was claimed by the town of Bridgewater as lying!. 

within the bounds of the county of Plymouth. 3 After a long dispute. 

the line was resurveyed, the claim of Bridgewater was sustained, and 

Waldo was dispossessed. Many years after, in November, 1727. 

Waldo petitioned the General Court for compensation, his petition 

reciting — "That in the year 1719 Your pet r represented to the 

General Assembly of this Province that your pet r by Lease from the 

Selectmen of the Town of Dorchester held a Tract of Land between 

Brantrey & Bridgewater lying in the bounds of Dorchester as was thei 

supposed But in running the Line his Homestead & all the Improved 

Lands hapned to fall within the County of Plymouth and that Thomas 

Snell John Howard & Ephraim Howard ejected your pet r out of his 

possession thereof under pretence of a right thereto." It appearing 

that, owing to information given by Waldo, the Province had obtained 

1 Middlesex County Deeds, vol. xiii., p. 788. 2 Ibid., vol. xxvi., p. 277. 
3 Massachusetts Archives, vol. iii., pp. 128-9. 





'rom the sale of these lands, the petition was granted, and Waldo 

iven £20 for his " losses and services." 1 

this transfer of land he became for a time an inhabitant of Bridge- 
:, whence he removed to Pomfret, Conn., about 1716, in which year 
rother Jonathan gave to him and his wife, Susanna, a life interest 

arm in Pomfret, which the said Jonathan had purchased of John 
dler of Woodstock, Conn., Apr. 17, 1716. 2 An abstract of this 
of gift, which is the only evidence yet found that Jonathan was 
f Cornelius and brother of Daniel, dated Apr. 25, 1716 ; acknowl- 
j id June 9, 1720 ; recorded June 1 , 1727, 3 is here given : — 

1 To all People to whom this present Deed of Gift shall come Jonathan 

I io of Boston within ye County of Suffolk and province of ye Massachu- 

j Bay in New England Merchant and Hannah his wife send Greeting 

W YEE yt we ye sd Jonathan Waldo and Hannah Waldo for Divers 

'd Causes and Considerations us thereunto moving more Especially for 

in Consideration of ye Natural love and affection yt we have and bare 

ards our well beloved Brother Daniel Waldo and his present wife our 

er Susanna Waldo Have Given Granted .... unto our sd Brother 

sister Daniel and Susannah Waldo and their Heirs all yt our Certain tract 

arcel of Land .... in Pomfrett .... att a certain place their 

ijionly called Mashamuggett Hill .... and contains one Hundred and 
acres also one other Tract . . . . in sd Pomfret lying on a Certain 

am there called Mashamuggitt Brook and contains one 

ldred acres also Six acres of Meadow lying in sd Town .... To 
Ve & To Hold .... During their Natural lives and ye longest liver of 
h of them provided they or either of them live upon and improve ye afore 
en ... . premises During their Natural lives and in Case of their 
ath if ye children or Heirs of ye sd Daniel & Susanna .... shall 
5) do ... . pay unto ye sd Jonathan .... att .... ye 
kh of ye sd Daniel and Susanna ye sum of Two Hundred and fourty 

amis ye first cost or purchase money for all ye sd Tracts 

i>all yt shall be Due as well for ye stock on ye farm and other Expenses 

1 sreon by ye sd Jonathan advanced as also all Debts Justly 

ring to ye sd Jonathan from ye sd Daniel & Susanna upon 

f^ompt wt Lawful intrest for all ye same att ye Rate of Six ¥ Cent ¥ 
anum for every year after ye expiration of ye first seven Year from this 
Ete until ye Death of ye sd Daniel and Susanna or ye Longest liver of them 

(f if they pay for the same During their life) that then they 

. I . . shall have .... ye afore Given .... premises . . 
with warranty." 

In 1729 Jonathan, on receipt of £53, confirmed the title ; whereupon 
Dpiel conveyed the farm to his son Zachariah, "in consideration of 
lo!e good will and affection," Feb. 11, 1729. 4 

In 1717 Daniel was certainly living at Pomfret, since, "at a Town 
Meting at Pomfret, Dec. 2, 1717, Mr Abiel Cheney is voted and Mr 
Daniel Waldo & Mr Nehemiah Sabin are voted Inhabitants of the 
Zfwn of Pomfret." 5 He appears to have held no town offices; the 

1 c Massachusetts Archives," vol. xvii., pp. 479-482. 2 Pomfret Deeds, vol. i., p. 67. 
a [bid., vol. ii., p. 2. * Ibid., p. 36. c Pomfret Records. 

jmg in ^ 



only other time that his name appears in the records being in \ t )f onf 
1719, when he was chosen Grand Juryman ; but he was represent^ Al|| i, 
of Pomfret in the General Assembly in May, 1720. l 

" Daniel Waldow and Susanna Adams entred a Covenant a \ \ 
Marriage the 20th of the ninth month 1683." 2 As this is 4 tr } 
style," they were married Nov. 20, 1683. She was daughtei ' 3\\ 

Samuel (Henry) and Rebecca (Graves) Adams of Charlestown ci 

Chelmsford, but no record of her birth has been found. Her gra! £\ 
father, Henry Adams, is said to have come from Braintree, ng ih 
Essex, Eng., in 1632, and settled in our Braintree. He was ance? 
of President Adams. Rebecca Graves was daughter of Rear-Adm L 
Thomas Graves of Charlestown, who came to this country in 1638.1 a ^ 

Mrs. Susanna Waldo died Mch. 16, 1741, at Pomfret, 3 and bi 5 iy 
she and her husband are buried in the old burying-ground nt ^ s 
Wappaquians Brook, where their gravestones, much defaced by ti^ 
and scarcely legible, are still (1899) standing. ae * 

Children of Daniel and Susanna (Adams) Waldo. Born, a, & 
Dunstable, c-g at Chelmsford, h at Dorchester, Mass :- 

da. Susannah, born 1684. 4 \ 

db. Hannah, born July 17, 1687. 5 

dc. Bethiah, born Aug. 20, 1688. 6 

dd. Daniel, born Mch. 25, 1692; died Jan. 25, 1716, at Pomfret. 7 

de. Rebecca, born Feb. 5, 1693-4. 

df. Marah, born Feb. 10, 1695-6. 

dg. Esther, born Jan. 3, 1698. 
dh. Zachariah, born Nov. 25, 1701. 8 

h. Deborah, daughter of Cornelius and Hannah (Cogswell) 
Waldo; born Jan. 14, 1661, at Ipswich, Mass.; 9 date of death 
unknown; married (1), Dec. 6, 1683, at Bristol, R. I. (then in 
Mass.), 10 Joseph, son of Andrew and Eleanor (Lovell) Ford of Wey- 
mouth, Mass. ; date of birth unknown ; died Nov. 2, 1690, at Boston, 
Mass. 11 The will of Andrew Ford, " late of Weymouth now of Hing- 
ham," dated Feb. 25, 1692-3, names — sons Israel, Nathaniel, Andrew, 
James, Ebenezer and Samuel, " Heires of my son Joseph Ford 

1 " History of Windham County," vol. i., p. 207: Col. Records of Conn., 1717-1725, p. it 3. 

2 Chelmsford Records. 3 Pomfret Records. 

* " History of the Old Township of Dunstable," p. 251. 

6 b, d from Records of Clerk of Middlesex County. 

6 c, e, f , g fromOhelmsford Records. 7 Pomfret Records. 8 Dorchester Records. 

9 Essex County Records. 10 Bristol Records. u Boston Records. 



< ^° l" ; and daughters, Mary Whitman, Silence, Prudence Lincoln 

^.xe of Joseph Lincoln, Elizabeth and Sarah. 1 

u Joseph Ford was present and admitted as citizen at the first town 

J ? meeting of Bristol held Sept. 1, 1681. 2 
. I 

"Jan. 23, 1682, Joseph fford his Eare marke is a halfpeny under ye neare 
( . eare. He hath a gelding about 6 year old with a Halfpeny under ye neare 
eare and an H on ye near Shoulder of a Bay Culler with a small star in ye 
*tt fforehead." 3 

Nbf He removed to Boston some time after the birth of his second child, 
and, Jan. 8, 1690-1, " At a County Court holden in Boston by 
adjournment Full Power to administer all & singular the Goods, 
Chattels rights & Credits of the estate of Joseph Ford dec'd intes- 
tate is granted unto Deborah fford his relict widow, She bringing in a 
just Inventory of the sd dec'd Estate, and giving bond to administer 
the same according to law." 4 The bond is valuable evidence of the 
parentage of his wife Deborah, and is therefore given in f ull : — 

" Know All Men by these Presents, That we Deborah Ford of Boston widow 
& Cornelius Waldo late of Chelmsford and John Waldo Miller now of Boston 
in the County of Suffolk in New England are holden and stand Firmely Bound 
unto m l Adam Winthrop Treasurer for the County of Suffolk aforesaid in the 
Summ of Four Hundred & Eighty pounds Currant Money of New England : 
To be paid unto him said Treasurer his Successours in that Office or Assignes : 
To the true Payment of which said Summ ; we do Bind our Selves our Respec- 
tive Heirs Executors Administratours Joyntly and Severally Firmely by these 
Presents. Sealed with our Seales. Dated in Boston June 18 th 1691 Annoq 
R s et Reginae Giulielmi et Mariae Angliae &c Tertio. 

The Condition of this Obligation is such that whereas Administration to 
the Estate of Joseph Ford late of Boston Deceased Dying intestate was 
granted unto the above-bound Deborah Ford. If therefore the above bound 
Deborah Ford shall Exhibit unto the Registry of this County a just & true 
Inventory of the Estate of the Deceased within two Moneths next comming, 
and shall well & truly Administer said Estate, and shall be Accomptable to 
the County Court of Suffolk for said Administration & Estate, when called 
thereunto, then this Obligation to be Voyd & of none Effect, otherwise to 
Remaine in full force & Vertue. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Signum 

in Presence of her 




JOHN WALDO 6 seal " 

The inventories, of which there are two, are as follows : — 

11 Boston 27 March 1691 An Inventory of the Goods of m r Joseph Ford 

£ s d 
Item One ffeather bed bolster two Pilloes two coverlids two 1 

blankets curtains and valleins with Ticking for a bed l 06 : 00 : 00 
with about thirty pounds of feathers j 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xiii., p. 146. 2 " History of Bristol," p. 79. 
s Bristol Records. * Suffolk Probate Records, vol. viii., p. 154. 
5 Suffolk Probate Files, No. 1864. 


To three pair of sheets and one odd sheet two pilloe beers) oi : 15 : 00 

— Eight napkins, a cupboard cloth / 

. wearing Apparel with a Quadren, and two rules, a pare of) 02 : 08 : 00 

compasses — , a pare of stilyards ) 

Three Bookes X i n : S 

To a spit a pair of tongs— a trammel a pare of Andirons 00 : 10 : 00 

To skillets, and Iron pot & pot hookes— , a frying pan 00 : 07 : 00 

A gun, a saw, three Augurs, an Ax with other old iron 01 : 02 : 00 

To puter and a brass candlestick 00 : 15 : 00 

To five chaires— and five cushions— a looking glass— a Cup- \ 02 : 03 : 00 

board two chests — three Tables J 

A Bagg of wool and other Lumber 00 : 10 : 00 

15 : 08 : 00 

Apprised by us JOSEPH BRIDGHAM 

H One Sloop prised of said Fords to Eighty pounds 80 : 00 : 00 

H more of the Estate of s d ffords thirteen cheep in the bounds \ 03 • 00 : 00 

of Hingham prized three pounds / 

H Debts due by Bills of the said Estate Fifty pounds 50 : 00 : 00 

H Seven Acres & three quarters of an Acre & sixteen Rods of 

land in the township of Hingham 
H One halfe part of Fifty one Acres & three quarters & thirty 

Rods of land in the bounds of Hingham 

H one shaire of the undivided Comon & all the said one halfe 
part of the second division in the bounds of Hingham 

" Boston July 28, 1691 
" Deborah Ford Adm x made oath in County Court that this is a true Inven- 
tory of the Estate of her late husband Joseph Ford late of New Bristol dec d 
intestate so farr as is come to her knowledge & when she knows more will 
cause it to be added 

Attest' JOSEPH WEBB cler 
Ex e JOSEPH WEBB cler " 

11 An Inventory of the Estate of Joseph Ford (deceased) in Bristoll in their 
Ma ties Dominion of New England as followeth — viz 1 . 

£ s d 
To the house and homstead with all the appurtenances together \ -n • 00 • 00 

w th one comonage J 

To a Ten Acre lott 16 : 00 : 00 

To about twenty-three Acres of land on Poposquash 25 : 00 : 00 

To a cow 40 s a mare & colt 20 s 03 : 00 : 00 

94 : 00 : 00 

To rent due for six months for s d house & Homestead from ) AO AA AA 

UsealWardel } 03:00:00 

To rent for ditto from Richard White for one year 06 : 00 : 00 

Suine is 103 : 00 : 00 

Apprised Janey 28 th 169°-1 by us 


Mrs. Deborah Ford probably married (2), Mch. 15, 1694, at Boston, 2 
Samuel, v son of Joseph (Robert) and Mary (Fairbanks) Daniel of 
Medfield, now Millis, Mass. ; born Oct. 30, 1671, at Medfield; died 

1 Suffolk Probate Files , No. 1864. 2 Boston Records. 


probably before 1715. 1 Nothing has been learned of them after the 
birth of their son in 1695. 

Children of Joseph and Deborah (Waldo) Ford. Born at Bristol, 
R. I. :— 2 

a. Deborah, born September 27, 1684. Nothing has been learned of her. 

b. Joseph, born July 26, 1686 " a little before midnight." Nothing has been 

learned of him unless he is the " Joseph Ford late of Dighton, deceased, 
intestate," administration on whose estate was granted, Aug. 22, 1753, to 
"Hannah Ford of Dighton, widow." The inventory of his estate was 
filed Sept. 25, 1753 ; it amounted to £154 : 10 : 11, all personal. 

Oct. 29, 1753, Hannah Ford of Dighton, Admx. of estate of "my late 
husband Joseph Ford Late of Dighton Deceased Intestate " prayed for 
the appointment of Commissioners as the estate was insolvent. They 
were appointed, Nov. 2, 1753, and, Feb. 7, 1755, a payment of i5s, 5d, 2f . 
in the £ was ordered. No Waldo family name appears in the list of 
creditors. 3 

c. Judith, bapt. Dec. 7, 1690, at First Church, Boston. 4 Probably a daugh- 

ter of Joseph and Deborah. No more has been learned of her. 

Children of Samuel and Deborah (Waldo) Daniel. Born at Boston, 
Mass. : — 5 

d. John, born Mch. 20, 1695 ; bapt. Men. 24, 1695, at First Church. 

i. Rebecca, daughter of Cornelius and Hannah (Cogswell) Waldo; 
born Jan. 28, 1662, at Ipswich, Mass.; 6 died Apr. 23, 1752, at 
Maiden, Mass. 7 She married Jan. 27, 1697, at Chelmsford, 8 Edward, 
son of Rev. Joseph (Thomas) and Elizabeth (Bulkley) Emerson, of 
Concord, Mass.; born Apr. 26, 1670, at Concord; 9 died May 9, 
1743, at Maiden. 10 At the time of his marriage, Mr. Emerson was 
apparently a schoolmaster at Chelmsford, to judge by the following 
mutilated record :— " May the 12: 1698 the towne" [Chelmsford] 
" being ... . m r edward emerson schoolmaster for the year 1698." 
The town granted him land at different times, perhaps in compensation 
for his services. 11 By deeds, dated Apr. 11, 1699, and Aug. 4, 1699, 
Cornelius Waldo, Senior, conveyed all his real and personal estate to 
" my son in law Edward Emerson of Chelmsford." 12 Jan. 2, 1699, 
John Waldo conveyed to Edward Emerson ** that part of the ffarme 
which he had by Deed of Grift from his ffather Mr. Cornelius Waldo, 
and what he purchased of his Brother Cornelius Waldo, in the Town- 
ship of Dunstable." 13 Mch. 1, 1703, Edward Emerson was chosen 

1 " History of Medway," p. 469 : " History of Medfield," p. 370. 2 Bristol Records. 

3 Bristol County Probate Records, vols, xiii., p. 463 ; xiv., pp. 266-7. 4 Boston Records. 

5 Ibid. 6 Essex County Records. 7 " Emerson Genealogy," p. 50. 8 Chelmsford Records. 

9 Concord Records. l0 " Emerson Genealogy." page 50. 

" " Old Residents' Historical Association, Lowell," vol. iv., p. 222. 

12 Middlesex County Deeds, vol. xiii., pp. 664, 660. 13 Ibid., p. 633. 




Surveyor of Highways u f or ye middle of ye town" of Chelms- 
ford." i 

Soon after this he must have removed to Charlestown, Mass., where 
he lived, 1705-1713, and where his two youngest children were born. 
From Charlestown he removed to Newbury, Mass. ; and thence, when 
he and his wife were both old, to Maiden, where they lived with their 
son, Joseph. In a deed, dated Feb. 16, 1718, he is described as " of 
Newbury, merchant." Aug. 3, 1728, he was dismissed from Chelms- 
ford Church to the Third Church of Newbury, of which he was chosen 
deacon, Nov. 4, 1728. "He was a very devout man, and such was 
his sense of the dangers attendant upon wealth, that he was in the 
habit of praying that his posterity might not be cursed with riches." 
He and his wife are buried at Maiden, their gravestones being thus 
inscribed : — 

"Here lyes Buried ye Body of Edward Emerson esq' (Sometime Deacon 
of ye 4th Church in Newbury), who departed this life (very suddenly) May 
9th Anno Domini 1743 aetate 73." 

"Here lyes Buried T Body of Mrs. Rebecca Emerson, the consort of 
Edward Emerson, who dec 1 April 23, 1752, Aetatis 90. 
Prudent and Pious, meek and kind, 
Virtue and Grace adorned her Mind, 
This Stone may crumble into Dust ; 
But her Dear Name continue must." 2 

Children of Edward and Rebecca (Waldo) Emerson. Born a-c at 
Chelmsford, e-f at Charlestown, Mass. :— 3 

Newbury and Maiden in the winter of 'irW In ?', ", ft'fc, 'J 18 ! !" 
Boston to live with his unolp Tm»th,n w.u' in July, 1719, he went to 

Eat&r; S5H«S ! "^ •" "He m- t 

Hannah (SewaU Moody of York bo'rn 17of»f v°' i^- ^ "* 
1799, at Maiden.* ' n 170i ' at York ! dl «d Mch. 15, 

Children, born at Maiden, Mass. :— s 

a. Hannah, born Dec. 3, 1722; died Feb. 28, 1812 

b. Joseph, born Aug. 25, 1724; died Oct. 29, 1775 
c Maky, born Oct. 8, 1726 ; died June 2, 1758. 

■ " Sr„ B ■<£££"» P p * ' ^^^^y " says - of Charlestown." 
« " Emerson Genealo^" £ ^ ^ and Charlestown Records. 


d. Edward, born Apr. 1, 1728; died Oct. 3, 1806. 

e. Samuel, born July 7, 1730; died Feb. 3, 1775. 

/. Bulkeley, born June 5, 1732; died Apr. 20, 1801. 

g. Waldo, born June 23, 1734; died July 8, 1735. 

h. Waldo, born June 23, 1735;' died Apr. 1, 1774. 

i. Ebenezer, born Aug. 6. 1736; died July 10, 1750. 

j. Rebecca, born Aug. 7, 1738; died July 21, 1816. 

k. Ruth, born Jan. 19, 1741 ; died July 21, 1808. 

I. William, born May 31, 1743; died Oct. 20, 1776. He married 
Phebe, daughter of Rev. Daniel Bliss; their son, Rev. William 
Emerson of Harvard, married Ruth Haskins, and had Ralph- 
Waldo Emerson. 

m. John, born Nov. 20, 1745 ; died June 20, 1826. 

b. Elizabeth, born Apr. 19, 1701; date of death unknown ; married (inten- 

tions published Feb. 4, 1724), at Newbury, Abraham Edwards of Newbury. 
May 10, 1766, she was a widow, with a son and daughter. Mr. Edwards 
died in 1746, intestate, and administration on his estate was granted to 
his widow, Elizabeth, Dec. 29, 1746. 2 

c. Edward, born May 8, 1702; died 1740, at Boston. He lived at Boston, 

and, from the fact that his name frequently appears as witness on his 
uncle Jonathan Waldo's deeds, he was probably associated in some way 
with him in business, perhaps as a clerk. He became " a shopkeeper," as 
the retail merchant of his day was called; was prosperous, and left an 
estate valued at £11,310 : 8 : 2. 3 He married, Nov. 13, 1729, at Braintree, 
Mass., 4 Hannah, daughter of John and Anna (Crosby) Beal of Brain- 
tree, born Dec. 13, 1714, at Braintree; 5 date of her death not learned. 
She is perhaps the Hannah Emerson who was published Oct. 19, 1741, at 
Boston, to Stephen Apthorp. 6 

Children, born at Boston, Mass. :— 7 

a. Joseph, born Sept. 13, 1731, bapt. Sept. 19, 1731, at Old South 


b. Hannah, bapt. June 10, 1733, at Old South Church; died young. 

c. Benjamin, bapt. June 9, 1734, at Old South Church. 

d. Hannah, born Jan. 5, 1736; bapt. Jan. 23, 1736, at Old South 


d. Hannah, born Apr. 26, 1704, bapt. Apr. 30, 1704; died Feb. 2, 1704-5, set. 

9 mos., at Charlestown. 8 

e. John, born Feb. 27, 1706-7, bapt. Mch. 2, 1707 ; 9 died July 11, 1774, at 

Topsfleld, Mass. He graduated at Harvard College, 1726, was ordained 
the same year and settled as town minister of Topsfleld, Nov. 27, 1728, 
and remained there until his death. " He was a pious clergyman of 
respectable attainments." He married, Oct. 23, 1729, Elizabeth Pratt, 
parentage unknown ; born 1708, at Maiden, Mass.; died Apr. 1, 1790, at 
Topsfleld. 10 

1 So given in " Emerson Genealogy." 

2 Essex County Probate Records, vol. cccxxiii., p. 227. 3 " Emerson Genealogy," p. 79. 
4 Braintree Records. 6 Ibid. 6 Boston Records. 7 Ibid. 

8 " Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. i., p. 334. 

9 ** Emerson Genealogy " says born at Chelmsford. 10 Ibid., pp. 79, 82. 


Children, born at Topsfleld, Mass. :— » 

a. Elizabeth, born Sept. 14, 1730; died Mch. 5, 1825. 

b. John, bom Dec. 20, 1731; died Feb. 4, 1754. 

c. Rebecca, born Feb. 24, 1733. 

d. Thomas, born Jan. 8, 1735 ; died May 9, 1813. 

e. Mary, born Oct. 27, 1736. 

f. Edward, born July 13, 1738. 

g. Dorcas, born Mch. 5, 1740; died Aug. 13, 1821. 
h. Abigail, born Dec. 18, 1741; died April 24, 1769. 
i. Elihu, born Dec. 19, 1743. 

j. Hannah, born May 19, 1745. 

k. Dorothy, born Oct. 15, 1746. 

I. Joseph, born Dec. 14, 1747; died Jan., 1748. 

m. Joseph, born Sept. 4, 1750; died Mch. 28, 1822. 

n. Ebenezer, born 1752; died Mch. 12, 1752. 

o. Cornelius- Waldo, bapt. June 10, 1753; died Aug. 7, 1753. 

p. Sarah, bapt. Mch. 12, 1758; died May 21, 1759. 

1. Jonathan, son of Cornelius and Hannah (Cogswell) Waldo; 
born about 1668, probably at Chelmsford, Mass. ; died May 26, 1731, 
at Boston, Mass., " in the 63 year of his age." 2 In almost all 
notices of the family he has been called the son of his brother Daniel, 
but his true place in the family is established by a deed, dated Apr. 
25, 1716, by which "Jonathan Waldo of Boston Merchant and 
Hannah his wife for and in consideration of y e Natural love and 
affection y 1 we have and bare towards our well beloved Brother Daniel 
Waldo and his present wife our sister Susannah Waldo," conveyed a 
life interest to them in a farm in Pomfret, Conn. 3 This farm was 
conveyed to him by deed dated Apr. 17, 1716, by John Chandler of 
Woodstock, 4 and was evidently purchased for the purpose of settling 
his brother Daniel upon it. (For full abstract of the deed of gift, see 
page 37.) 

Of his early life nothing has been learned ; his name is not found 
in the records of Chelmsford or Dunstable, not even his birth 
being recorded, nor does his father, in his deed to his son-in-law, 
Edward Emerson, dated Apr. 11, 1699, name him with his other sons 
as having received any part of the patrimonial acres. 5 He probably 
went to Boston when young, and he there became a prominent and 
wealthy merchant, a man of usefulness in the community. 

Though he held no important offices, his name occurs frequently in the 
town records. Mch. 11, 1705-6, he was chosen to serve as constable, 

1 " Emerson Genealogy," p. 80. * Boston Records : Boston Gazette, May 31, 1731. 

3 Pomfret Deeds, vol. ii., p. 2. * Ibid., vol. i., p. 67. 

6 Middlesex County Deeds, vol. xiii., p. 664 : See page 19. 


but on Mch. 29 he was excused from this service. 1 Mch. 14, 1708-9, 
and Mch. 10, 1711-12, he was chosen tithingman. 2 Mch. 12, 1721, 
and Mch. 8, 1724, he was elected Overseer of the Poor, and was again 
chosen for that office Mch. 9, 1729, but declined. 3 Mch. 14, 1725, 
Mch. 13, 1726, Mch. 11, 1727, and Mch. 10, 1728, he was elected 
Selectman, but the last election he declined. 4 June 11, 1729, he was 
chosen Moderator. 5 

The minutes of the Selectmen make occasional reference to him. 
Sept. 17, 1711, '■' Liberty is granted to Jonath" Waldo to dig in 
y e High way before his House at y e end of Wings Lane for the 
makeing thite his Cellar draine there." 6 July 12, 1715, "Liberty 
is granted to Edw d Loyd Esq 1 ", Mesu rs Jonathan Waldo, John 
Dolbear & Ambrose Vincint, to digg open the High [way?] from the 
uper end of Wings Lane downwards as far as the Town Dock for 
the Laying a draine or Comon Shoar there for the draining the Cellars 
of that Neighbourhood." 7 Wings Lane is now Elm Street. Whether 
he lived there or had his shop there or both does not appear, but in 
1719 he was probably living in Milk Street, since, Mch. 22, 1718-19, 
liberty was granted to him " to digg open the Highway in Milk Street 
for the Laying a Cellar drain of his into the comon Shore there." 8 In 
1714 he was given permission to erect " a Toomb for his family in the 
old burying place to Stand next to Doct r Cook's fence." The follow- 
ing year liberty was granted to Mr. Thomas Walker to " make a 
Tomb in the Old burying place, at the Easterly side thereof between 
the Tombs of Major Thorn 8 Fitch & M r Jon a Wald ." 9 The " old 
burying place" is now known as the Chapel Burying Ground and 
adjoins King's Chapel. Mch. 29, 1726, he was appointed on the 
Committee to renew the bound marks between Boston and Lynn, 
Reading and Maiden, and Aug. 18, 1726, for the same duty between 
Boston and Roxbury. 10 

The nature of Mr. Waldo's business and his associates in it, if any, 
have not been learned, as no advertisements of his have been found in 
the Boston newspapers until in the News-Letter of July 18, 1723, when 
he requests delinquent debtors to settle their accounts with him. In 
1728 he retired from business and was then living in Queen Street 
(now Court Street) , as is learned from the following notice which 
appeared in the New England Weekly Journal, Feb. 26, 1728: — 

"Mr. Jonathan Waldo of Boston now dwelling in the House lately improved 

1 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. viii., pp. 35, 37. 2 Ibid., pp., 60, 89. 
8 Ibid., pp. 161, 186; vol. xii., p. 11. *lbid., vol. viii., pp. 193, 201, 214; vol. xii., pp. 1, 5. 
6 Ibid., vol. xii., p. 10. 8 Ibid., vol. xi., p. 144. 7 Ibid., p. 230. 8 1 bid., vol. xiii., p. 67. 
a Ibid., vol. xi., pp. 218, 229. 10 Ibid., vol. xiii., pp. 150, 157. 


by Mr. John Eyre in Queen Street, having for several months past left off 
Trade : desires all Persons Indebted to him forthwith to make up accounts 
and Pay their respective Debts which will prevent trouble and charges. And 
any Persons that have demands on him are desired to bring in their accounts 
and Receive their Ballances." 

Mr. Waldo, like others of the family, was a believer in real estate, 
and was a very extensive owner of lands in the townships of Rutland 
and Worcester in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and in several 
towns in the Colony of Connecticut. Dec. 8, 1714, he bought of 
Moses Parker of Chelmsford for £15 two- thirds of one thirty-second 
of Rutland township (about two thousand acres) ; l Jan. 12, 1715-16, 
he bought of Joseph Foster of Billerica, blacksmith, one thirty-second 
part of Rutland (about twenty-seven hundred acres) ; 2 Nov. 26, 1718, 
he bought of Thomas How of Marlboro, about thirteen hundred acres 
in Rutland. 3 In many other transactions he purchased more than one 
thousand acres in Worcester, several hundred more in Rutland, five 
hundred in Ashfield, Conn., two hundred and fifty in Woodstock, 
Conn., and more than a thousand in Canterbury, Conn. His execu- 
tors were many years disposing of the property. Reed's " History of 
Rutland" says that he was one of the settlers of Rutland with his 
family between 1713 and 1720. It is probable, however, that this 
settlement was made by proxy and that he never lived there himself. 4 
In 1713 he bought a house and land in Plymouth which he sold in 
1725, 5 but there is no evidence that he ever lived there. 

Aug. 15, 1719, he with his nephew Cornelius Waldo [ca] and his 
son-in-law Thomas Fairweather, became one of the thirty associate 
owners of the Muscungus Patent in Maine, a tract of land comprising 
about five hundred thousand acres, 6 and, Nov. 21, 1723, he purchased 
of John Clark, one-half of his thirtieth interest in that patent. 7 
His son Samuel afterwards acquired nearly the whole of this vast 

The Boston Gazette, May 31, 1731, has the following notice of his 
death:— 4 ' On the 26 past died here and on Monday last was Honor- 
ably interred Mr. Jonathan Waldo, in the 63 year of his age, who 
sometime since was one of the most considerable shopkeepers in 
this Place; but did of late retire to a more private life. He was 
always justly accounted a Man of Integrity, a fair dealer, and a 
liberal benefactor to the Poor ; and hath left large Donations to Pious 

* Worcester County Deeds, vol. ii., p. 403. *Ibid., p. 404. 3 md p 414 

• I ?i r^ & „ Ge ?' Register '" vo1 ' xxxiii -> P- 244. ■ « Landmarks of Plymouth," p. 235. 
5 " York Deeds." vol. x. n 9/m i Thi* ™i „,• ~ «..» ' ' * ' 

York Deeds," vol. x., p. 243. » Ibid., vol. xi., p. 238. 


His will, dated May 15, 1731, was probated June 11, 1731. The 
following is an abstract of it : — 

*' • • • • Item I give and bequeath unto the first Church of Christ in 
Boston whereof the Reverend Mr. Thomas Foxcroft and the Reverend Mr. 
Charles Chauncy are Pastors the Sum of two hundred pounds to ... . 
be laid out in some Real Estate and that the Income thereof be applyed for 
and towards the Support of the Ministry of the said Church forever— Item I 
give and bequeath unto the Reverend Mr. Thomas Foxcroft the sum of one 
hundred pounds as a token of my respect. Item I give and bequeath unto 
the Reverend Mr. Charles Chauncy above named the sum of one hundred 
pounds as a token of my respect to him. Item I give the Sum of Three 
hundred pounds to be distributed by ray Executors according to their just 
Discretion to such of my poor and necessitous Relations and the Poor of the 
Town of Boston as they shall judge meet. Item .... a New Suit of 
Mourning to my well beloved Wife Priscilla and to all my Children and Grand 
Children at my Decease— Item Whereas I have already advanced unto my Son 
Samuel Waldo a considerable Sum of Money .... at his first outsett 
in the World and at the time of his Marriage I do now Give and Bequeath 
unto my said Son Samuel all that brick Dwelling house Garden Land Brew 
house and Utensils thereunto belonging scituate in Cornhill Street in Boston 
which I purchased of Mr Maccarty and all my out Lands whatsoever in the 
Province of Massachusetts Bay and Land in the Town of Canterbury Colony 
of Connecticut and all my other Lands whatsoever not herein Disposed of 

also .... the sum of Five Thousand pounds .... 

and further .... my brick Dwelling house and Land .... at 
the head of the Town Dock in Boston now in Possession of Mr. Thomas 
Brooks, yet .... said house and Land to ... . stand charged 
with payment of ... . £50 per annum to ... . wife Priscilla 
. . . . during her remaining my widow by the name of Waldo and no 
longer. Item .... to my Son Jonathan .... £3000 and my lot 

of Land scituate in Cowells Lane at the South End of Boston 

and my Dwelling House and Land known by the name of Lamb Tavern in 
Boston at the southerly part thereof which I purchased of Edward Durant 
. . . . and further .... that the accompt now Standing Open in 
my Accompt Books against my sd Son Jonathan be closed and Ballanced and 
I do hereby release .... him of and from same — Item Whereas I have 
heretofore advanced to my daughter Hannah Fairweather a very Considerable 

Sum I . . . . give .... to my said Daughter The 

Front part of the Land I bought of Mr. Ebenezer Wentworth with the 
Dwelling House thereon now in Possession of Mr. Smith to extend from 
Milk Street 76 feet backward . . . and . . . also Release and Acquit 
her and her Husband Mr. Thomas Fairweather of and from the Accompt 
now Standing Open in my Books .... against them .... Item 

to my Daughter Anne Waldo the Brick Dwelling house and 

Land I Bought of Mr. William Brown Scituate in Joylifls Lane [now Devon- 
shire Street] in Boston (reserving the Easterly End thereof and the 
Kitchen for the Use of ... . Wife Priscilla during her widowhood) 
.... also .... to Daughter Anne the back Lot of Land fronting Joy- 
liffs Lane .... being one half of Rear part of ... . Land .... 
bought of Ebenezer Wentworth with Stable thereon .... and .... 
my Negro man named Scipio and further .... £3000 .... Item 
. . . . to Son in Law Jeremiah Allen .... £20 .... to my 
Grand Daughter Abigail Allen one gold Watch a Gold necklace one silver 
Tankard holding near three Pints one Silver Porriuger and three Silver Spoons 
which heretofore belonged to her Mother and .... further .... 

£1500 upon her attaining the age of Twenty One years or 

day of her marriage .... and .... in case she should happen 
to die before .... same shall be divided among my children then 
. . . . surviving .... part and part alike I . . . ratify and 


Confirm Marriage Contract .... made with .... wife Priscilla 

.... and .... to wife Priscilla [besides previous reservations] 

. . .' of my Household furniture sufficient to furnish two Eooms and my 

nei^ro woman Violet Remaining part of ... . household 

Goods and furniture and Plate to ... . Daughter Anne 

.... to wife Priscilla and my Daughter Anne my Chaise Horse and 
furniture .... Remainder of ... . Estate . . . . to chil- 
dren .... Samuel Jonathan Hannah and Anne .... in ... . 
equal parts." 

"Executors: Sons Samuel and Jonathan Daughter Anne and son in law 
Thomas Fair weather." 

The witnesses were George Shore, John Dassett and Jos. Marion. 1 
His personal estate was inventoried at over £30,000. Among the 
mortgages were those of Joseph Waldo [cagH~\, Boston; John Waldo 
[66], Boston; Cornelius Waldo [cac], Worcester; and Joseph 
Roberts, Boston. Among those indebted by bonds and notes were : 
Edward Waldo [bd], Windham; Thomas Hayward, Bridgewatcr; 
Waldo and Chany, Pomfret ; Thomas Fayrweather, Boston ; Cornelius 
Waldo lea'], Boston; Sam'l Waldo [76], Boston; and Jere Allen, 
Esq., Boston. Among those indebted by the books were: Edward 
Durant, Boston, and John Durant, Boston. All these being relatives, 
more or less distant. 

Mr. Waldo married (1), Nov. 28, 1692, (by Samuel Sewall, Esq., 
Asst.) at Boston, 2 Hannah Mason, whose birth and parentage have 
not been learned, but born about 1668, as she died May 16, 1726, at 
Boston, aged 58, as say the Boston Records. Yet this entry must be 
an error, since we read in the diary of Jeremiah Bumstead of Boston . 
under date of June 3, 1726 : "Also Mrs. Walldo dyed; & buryed y 
6." 3 She may have been a relative, perhaps sister, of that John 
Mason who came, says Savage, about 1678, from London, married 
Sarah, daughter of Robert Pepper and had Sarah, Susanna, SamueU 
Jonathan, Abigail, Benjamin and John. 4 The will of this John 
Mason, dated July 12, 1698, probated Sept. 29, 1698, names only his 
wife Sarah. 5 It is, perhaps, more likely that she was Ann, daugh- 
ter of Samuel Mason, bapt. Dec. 3, 1668, at First Church, Boston. 6 

He married (2) (intentions published Feb. 8, 1726, at Boston), Feb. 
11, 1726-7, at Bristol, R. I., 7 Madam Priscilla (Hemans) Sparhawk 
of Bristol, widow of Rev. John, son of Nathaniel (Nathaniel) and 
Patience (Newman) Sparhawk of Cambridge, Mass., born about 

' Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xxix., pp. 88-93. * Boston Records. 

a " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xv., p. 309: Mr. Whitmore in same magazine, vol. 
xviii., p. 177, has found still a different date for her death, viz. : July 1, 1727, 
* " Savage's Gen. Diet.," vol. iii., p. 168. 5 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. viii., p. 299. 

6 Records of First Church. 

7 Boston Records : " Vital Records of Rhode Island," vol. vi., p. 50. 


1672, minister at Bristol for twenty- three years, died April 29, 
1718. 1 " Rev. John Sparhawk of Bristol married for his second wife 
Priscilla Hemans." 2 Her birth and parentage are unknown. She 
died before Mch. 31, 1755, probably at Kittery, York County, Maine, 
for her will dated July 12, with codicil dated July 15, 1749, was 
probated on that date. In it she names sons Nathaniel and John ; 
daughters-in-law Jane and Elizabeth Sparhawk ; and granddaughter 
Priscilla Sparhawk, daughter of " my son," then anmarripd and not 
twenty-one years of age. 3 By Mr. Sparhawk she had two children, 
viz. : — John, born Sept. 1, 1713, and Nathaniel, born Mch. 1714-15. 
The former settled in the ministry at Salem, the latter entered a com- 
mercial house as partner in trade with Benjamin Colman of Boston 
and married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Pepperell, May 1, 
1742. 4 

Jonathan Waldo was admitted to the First Church, Boston, Dec. 
15, 1695. Hannah Waldo, probably his wife, was admitted Feb. 29, 
1711-12. 5 All of their children, save the first, were there baptized. 

Children of Jonathan and Hannah (Mason) Waldo. Born at 
Boston, Mass. :— 6 

la. Jonathan, born, date unknown; died Aug. 18, 1694. 
lb. Samuel, bapt. Dec. 22, 1695. 

Ic. Abigail, bapt. Aug. 16, 1696 ; died young. The birth of Samuel, given in 
the records as Aug. 7, 1696, must be an error, and is probably Abigail's. 

Id. Jonathan, born June 4, 1697, bapt. June 6, 1697. 

le. Mary, bapt. Aug. 6, 1699; died young. 

If. Cornelius, born Feb. 13, 1700, bapt. Feb. 16, 1700; died Nov. 4, buried 

Nov. 6, 1714, at Boston, 
lg. Hannah, born Jan. 23, 1702, bapt. Jan. 24, 1702. 
Ih. Edward, born Aug. 23, 1704, bapt. Aug. 26, 1704; died Sept. 4, 1705. 
li. Mary, born Feb. 25, 1705, bapt. Mch. 3, 1705-6; died Mch. 27, 1709. 
lj. \ Anne, born Apr. 13, 1708, bapt. Apr. 18, 1708. 
Ik. Josiah, born Aug. 13, 1709, bapt. Aug. 21, 1709; died Apr. 24, 1710. 
11. Abigail, born Sept. 28 (sic), 1711, bapt. Sept. 23, 1711. 

1 " History of Cambridge," p. 657. 2 Maine Hist. Society's Collections, July, 1898. 

a " York Wills," vol. ix., p. 74. * Parsons' " Life of Pepperell," p. 39. 

5 Records of the First Church. • Boston Records. f 




bb. John, son of John (Cornelius) and Rebecca (Adams) Waldo ; 
born May 19, 1678, at Chelmsford, Mass. j 1 died, date unknown, but 
between Mch. 28, 1736, when he was dismissed from the First Church 
in Boston, 2 and Oct. 19, 1736, when his wife, Elizabeth, was appointed 
administratrix on his estate. 

He removed to Windham, Conn., with his parents; was, with his 
mother, appointed administrator on his father's estate, and apparently 
continued his father's business of milling, until his removal from 
Windham to Boston, in 1710 or 1711. As eldest son, he had a double 
portion of the estate, and he retained a half-ownership in his father's 
mill until Nov. 4, 1716, when he disposed of it to Ephraim Sawyer, 3 
who purchased the other half, June 29, 1734, of John Waldo and his 
brothers and brothers-in-law. 4 Until this last date, his name appears 
quite frequently in the Windham deeds of real estate, as he continued 
to deal in Windham lands long after his removal to Boston. It is not 
clear whether he or his father is meant when, in the division of old 
Windham into Windham and Mansfield — first voted by the town Jan. 
30, 1700, approved by the General Court Oct. 9, 1701, and further 
voted May 14, 1702, naming the north part Mansfield— the final 
bounds of the town were fixed, May, 1703, and John Waldo was 
named as one of the Proprietors of Windham ; 5 but, from the fact 
that land was allotted to him for many years after, it is probable that 
the younger John is meant, though perhaps he merely inherited his 
father's rights. 

In 1702 John Waldo and others purchased land and removed to a 
new settlement on Merrick's Brook, known as Scotland. The state- 
ment in " History of Windham County," vol. i., p. 84, that " Waldo's 
land in the south of this tract is still held by his descendants," is an 
error. Probably Miss Larned has confused John Waldo with his 
brother Edward, whose descendants are still living in Scotland. In 
February, 1706, John Waldo and others were granted "the privilege 

i Chelmsford Records. » Records of First Church. 3 Windham Deeds, vbl. E., p 167 
* Ibid., vol. G., p. 299. « Col. Records of Conn., 1689-1706, p. 417. 


of the stream at Willimantic Falls"; 1 but it does not appear that 
Waldo himself built a mill or lived there. 

Jan. 16, 1706-7, " The 21st hundred acre lot near the south end 
of the burnt Ceader Swamp in the west tear of the hundred acre lots 
belongs to John Waldo. 9 " 

Mch. 18, 1709, « John Waldo's and George Lillie's fifty acre lot is 
Layed out." 3 May 2, 1709, John Waldo of Windham conveyed one- 
half of fifty acres belonging to John Waldo and George Liiiie. 4 

Mch. 18, 1710, three acres of land were layed out to John Waldo 
"upon Chestnut Hill." 5 

Mch. 25, 1710, and May 10, 1710, Edward Waldo conveyed two 
small lots of land in Windham to John Waldo of Windham. 6 

In subsequent deeds, where he is described at all, he is called of 
Boston; and he probably removed to Boston in 1710, for his third 
child was born and baptized in Boston, February, 1711. 

Other Windham real estate transactions, however, are as follows; 
and are of importance in establishing the identity of the much-married 
John Waldo of Boston : — 

June, 1712, " Layed out to John Waldo a hundred acre lot." 7 

May, 1715, u Layed out to John Waldo and George lylly one 
hundred acres of land and is second lot in the third tear." 8 " Layed 
out to John Waldo and George Lilly one hundred acres of land which 
is y e fourth lot in the second tear." 9 

June 30, 1718, John Waldo of Boston conveyed several lots in 
Windham. 10 

Mch. 9, 1720, " layed out to John Waldo a peice of land on west 
part of Chestnut Hill." » 

Mch. 17, 1722, John Waldo of Boston and John ffitch of Windham, 
' ' being copartners or tenants In comon " in a certain hundred acre lot 
in the northeast part of Windham, divided it between them. 12 

Nov. 19, 1723, John Waldo of Boston, Ann Waldo signing also, 
sold one-half a certain hundred acre lot in Windham. 13 

Jan. 27, 1725, John Waldo of Boston, brewer, and "Hannah 
Waldo the wife of y* s d John" sold land in Windham. Rebecca 
Waldo witnessed this deed. 14 

Nov. 15, 1725, John Waldo of Boston, brewer, mortgaged to Amos 
Wadling of Boston, shipwright, land in Windham. 15 

1 " Hist, of Windham County," vol. i., p. 90. a Windham Deeds, vol. C, p. 68. * Ibid. 

* Ibid., vol. D., p. 193. « Ibid., vol. C, p. 68. ti Ibid., vol. D., p. 160. 

7 Windham Deeds, vol. C, p. 94. 8 Ibid. 9 Ibid. 10 Ibid., vol. E., p. 303. 

" Ibid., vol. C, p. 99. »* 1 bid., vol. F., p. 15. " Ibid., p. 134. ,4 Ibid., p. 327. 

» Ibid., vol. O., p. 9. 


Dec, 1726, " Layed out to John Waldo of Boston half a ten acre 
division of land in Windham." ! 

Sept. 20, 1733, John Waldo of Boston, brewer, received a quit- 
claim deed of one hundred acres in Windham. 2 

In 1704 John Waldo was chosen constable ; and, Mch. 14, 1709, "Att 
a town meeting of Windham John Waldo" and others were tk Receved 
Inhabitants." 3 Perhaps he had been living elsewhere for a time, and 
unless, as is probable, his name has become confused with that of 
John Walden, also an inhabitant of Scotland parish, he must have 
returned again to Windham in the latter part of his life, since, in 
October, 1731, he, with others, asked for confirmation of certain 
bounds and distinct privileges for Scotland Society. In May, 1732, 
these bounds and privileges were granted, and at the first society 
meeting, June 22, 1732, Peter Robinson, John and Edward Waldo, 
were chosen society committee; and, Dec. 25, 1732, a society meeting 
was held at Mr. John Waldo's. 4 He probably returned to Boston 
soon after this and remained there until his death. 

His name first appears in Boston in connection with the birth and 
baptism of his son Benjamin, the latter being recorded in the records 
of the Second Church. Nov. 6, 1714, "John Waldo (the first admis- 
sion to the 16 original signers) was admitted to the New North 
Church, Boston, by dismission from y e church in Windham." He 
was " dismissed to form New Brick Church Mch. 6, 1 720-1." 5 Nov. 
16, 1719, John Waldo of Boston, brewer, with twenty-three others, pur- 
chased an estate on Middle Street, Boston. 6 This was the lot for the 
New Brick Church, he being one of the twenty-four persons who first 
associated for the building of that church and among the ten who 
gathered into a church state. 7 "The signers of the covenant on the 
23rd. of May 1722 were John Waldo from the New North Church" 
and five others. 8 It was voted " that Mr John Waldo read the 
Psalms." 9 He withdrew from the church "after a short continu- 
ance," 10 and must be the John Waldo who was admitted to the First 
Church, Feb. 17, 1722-3. u 

There is no record of his owning any real estate in Boston until 
Feb. 27, 1722-3, when John Waldo of Boston, brewer, Anne his 
wife, and William Copp, shipwright, of Boston, conveyed to 
Andrew Sigourney of Boston, brewer, "a brick messuage with the 

1 Windham Deeds, vol. C, p. 149. 2 iud., vol. G. f p. 96. 3 Windham Records. 
4 " Hist, of Windham County," vol. i., pp. 274-6. » Records of New North Church. 
6 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xxxiv., p. 114. » "History of New Brick Church," p. 309. 
8 Drake's " History of Boston," p. 659. » " History of New Brick Church," p. 180. 
10 '• N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xix. p. 323. « Records of First Church. 


ground under the same in the northerly end of Boston in present 
occupation of above named John Waldo." l This house was 
situated in Prince Street ; Anne was John Waldo's second wife, and 
William Copp was her brother. Oct. 28, 1724, he purchased another 
lot of land on Prince Street, with the buildings thereon; and July 14, 
1725, he, with his wife Hannah, mortgaged the same. 2 

Aug. 29, 1726, Ephraim Fenno of Boston, cordwainer (brother of 
Waldo's first wife), and Martha his wife, and John Waldo of Boston, 
braser (sic, brewer?), and Hannah his wife, mortgaged land with still- 
house, stills, etc., owned jointly by them, situated at the southerly end 
of Boston in Rainsfords Lane (now Harrison Avenue, between Essex 
and Beach Streets). 3 This mortgage was discharged Mch. 13, 1727. 
This estate, being described as " now in occupation of said Ephraim 
Fenno and John Waldo," was divided equally between them, Jan. 7, 
1726-7, Waldo, who in this deed is called " brewer," taking the south- 
erly part with the still-house, 4 and, Mch. 5, 1728, John Waldo of 
Boston, distiller, signing alone, his wife evidently being dead, mort- 
gaged his portion to Jonathan Waldo of Boston. 5 This estate appears 
in the inventory of his property after his decease and this completes 
the chain of evidence which establishes the identity of John Waldo 
who married Elizabeth Waldo [cc] with John Waldo of Windham. 

Sept. 28, 1728, John Waldo of Boston, " miller," conveyed to 
Benjamin Stokes of Boston, u miller," the estate on Prince Street, 
which John Waldo, "brewer," purchased Oct. 28, 1724. This deed 
is witnessed by Rebecca Waldo, his eldest daughter. 6 This house 
is still standing and is said to have been the house to which was 
brought Major Pitcairn when mortally wounded at Bunker Hill. 7 
" July 20, 1731, John Waldo in Newbury Street was granted license 
to sell strong Drink as Retailer without doors." 8 This conflicts with 
his having returned to Windham in that year to live, and perhaps his 
son John took out the license or carried on the business during his 
father's absence. 

Oct. 19, 1736, " Elizabeth Waldo, widow," was appointed admin- 
istratrix on the estate "of her husband John Waldo of Boston 
Retailer lately dyed intestate." The inventory, which amounts to 
£714:3:2, contains a " quantity of liquors and wines," a " Sign of 
the Still & Posts," and " a Still House and Land thereunto belonging 

1 Suffolk County Deeds, xxxvi., p. 223. 2 Ibid., vol. xxxix., p. 59. *Ibid., vol. xl., p. 54 # 
*Ibid., vol. xl., p. 218. a lbid. t vol. xliii., p. 125. • Ibid., vol. xlix., p. 137. 

7 " Rambles in Old Boston," p. 133; with a cut of the house, p. 126. 

8 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. xiii., p. 209. 


that has been sued out for £250 and interest for several Year the Time 
of Redemption not being out is now appriz d at £250." In the account 
of the Administratrix she prays allowance for " The Still House and Land 
thereto belonging with Copper Stills and Pewter Worms and Appur ce8 
dd up to the heirs of Jona Waldo late of Boston dec d w ch they recov- 
ered by virtue of a mortgage and y e time of Redemp n allow" 1 by y e law 
being run out and no person offer* to buy to give so much as was due 
on ace* of s (t mortgage." Oct. 19, 1737, the estate being found 
insolvent, commissioners were appointed to examine claims, and Jan. 
5, 1740, a final settlement of the estate was ordered at the rate of 9 
shillings 7 pence in the pound. 1 

John Waldo married (1), Oct. 3, 1706, at Milton, Mass., 2 Elizabeth, 
daughter of John and Rebecca (Tucker) Fenno of Milton ; born Mch. 
31, 1680, at Milton; 3 died, exact date unknown but about 1720, at 
Boston. 4 She was admitted a member of the New North Church, 
Boston, Feb. 12, 1715-16, and perhaps is the Elizabeth Waldo who 
was admitted to the First Church, Nov. 12, 1720, though this may 
have been her husband's cousin, whom he afterwards married. The 
will of John Fenno of Milton, dated Aug., 1702, probated May 1, 
1708, names sons John of Milton, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Joseph 
who went to " Canada in an expedition ag* the Common enemy." 5 
The following receipt was, for some reason, not recorded until July 
24, 1728 :— 

lt Received of my hon d Father John Fenno the full & just Sum of Fifty 
pounds currant money in New England or Bonds with which I may Recover 
it by, as my Portion this Eleventh day of May one thousand Seven hundred 
& four. I say Received by me 


He married (2), May 22, 1722, at First Church, Boston, Mrs. Ann 
(Copp) Candage, daughter of William and Ann (Ruck) Copp of 
Boston; born Mch. 17, 1693, at Boston; 7 died Feb. 2, 1723, at 
Boston. 8 She married (1), June 14, 1711, at Boston, Christopher 
Holland, by whom she had a daughter, Ann, born July 16, 1712. 9 
She married (2), Jan. 7, 1713, at Boston, 10 William Candage, of whom 
no more has been learned. Ann Candage was admitted to the First 
Church, Boston, and baptized Sept. 28, 1718. u She was buried in 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vols, xxxii., p. 645; xxxv., pp. 251-3. 

2 Milton Records ; Windham Records, s Milton Records. 

4 See " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. lii., pp. 448-457, for Fenno Genealogy. 

5 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xvi., p. 417. " Ibid., vol. xxvi., p. 373. » B6ston Records. 
8 Gravestone. » Boston Records. "> 1 bid. " Records of First Church. 


Copp's Hill Burying Ground, and her epitaph is as follows :— 

" Here lyes y Body of | MRS ANN WALDO Wife to | Mr John Waldo 
aged about 31 years | died Feb> 2 d | 1723 | also a child still born." 1 

Mr. Waldo married (3), June 22, 1724, at Boston (by Cotton 
Mather), 2 Mrs. Hannah (Tawley) Bucklin or Buckley, daughter of 
Thomas and Mary Tawley of Boston ; born Apr. 16, 1680, at Boston ; 3 
died Sept. 9, 1728, at Boston, and is buried in King's Chapel Burying 
Ground. Her gravestone reads as follows : — 

11 Here Lyes Buried | the Body of M r8 | Hannah Waldo Wife | to M 1 John 
Waldo | Who Dec d Septera'" | y p 9 th 1728 Aged 48 | Years & 3 months." 

She married (1), June 3, 1697, at Boston (by Rev. Cotton Mather), 4 
David Buckley, of whom no more has been learned. No children are 
recorded by her first marriage, nor does she appear to have had any 
children by Mr. Waldo. She was a widow in 1719, for, Dec. 19, 
1719, Jane Habberfield of Boston, widow, in her will, names u Cousin 
Hannah Buckley of Boston, widow," and makes her, with " Cousin 
Jane Goldthwaite wife of John Goldthwaite of Boston Mason" and 
" Cousin Mary Halsey daughter of Jane Goldthwaite," residuary 
legatees. She also names her " kinsman John Tawley." 5 "Dec. 
24, 1726, John Tawley of Marblehead, Essex ss. Cooper, John 
Goldthwaite of Boston Mason and Jane his wife, John Waldo of 
Boston Brewer and Hannah his wife (which said John Tawley Jane 
Goldthwaite and Hannah Waldo are next of kin and only heirs at 
law of Jane Habberfield late of Boston Widow deceased, heretofore 
widow of Benjamin Bag worth late of Boston Mariner deceased, who 
died without issue)" gave a quitclaim deed for an estate on Fort Hill, 
Boston. 6 Hannah Waldo was admitted into the Second Church, 
Boston, May 9, 1725. 7 

Mr. Waldo married (4), Apr. 14, 1730, at Boston (by Rev. Mr. 
Sewall), 8 his cousin Elizabeth, daughter of Cornelius and Faith (Peck) 
Waldo [cc] ; born Jan. 7, 1686, at Dunstable, Mass. ; died about 
1746, as Dec. 26, 1746, Cornelius Waldo \ca] was appointed admin- 
istrator on the estate of "his sister Elizabeth Waldo, widow." 9 

Mrs. Faith Waldo, in her will, dated Mch. 12, 1730, names "daugh- 
ter Elizabeth and her husband John Waldo." The marriage was, 
apparently, not satisfactory to her, since she provides that her " said 

1 " Epitaphs from Copp's Hill Burial Ground," p. 64. * Boston Records. 8 Ibid. 
4 Boston Records. 6 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xxi., p. 630. 
6 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xl., p. 257. 7 " History of New Brick Church," p. 285. 
8 Boston Records. 8 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xxxix., p. 295. 


Sons in law John Durant and John Waldo shall not have receive take 
or intermeddle with any Part of my estate hereinbefore given to their 
respective wives." ] 

Aug. 16, 1738, Elizabeth Waldo, Newbury Street, was licensed to 
sell strong drink as retailer. 2 She had no children. 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Fenno) Waldo. Born, a, b at 
Windham, Conn., c-f at Boston, Mass. :— 3 

bba. John, born Oct. 10, 1707. 

bbb. Rebecca, born Apr. 5, 1709. 

bbc. Benjamin, born Feb. 21, 1711, bapt. Feb. 24, 1711, at Second Church. 

bbd. William, born Feb. 3, 1713, bapt. Feb. 14, 1713, at Second Church; 

buried Aug, 4, 1715, at Boston. 4 

bbe. Jerusha, born May 6, 1716, bapt. May 13, 1716, at New North Church. 

bbf. Anne, born July 15, 1719, bapt. July 19, 1719, at New North Church. 

Children of John and Ann (Copp) Waldo. Born at Boston, 

Mass. : — 5 

bbg. William, born Feb. 23, 1722, bapt. Feb. 17, 1722-3, at First Church. 

Nothing further has been learned of hira. He probably died young. 

bbh. A child, stillborn, Feb. 2, 1723. 6 

be. Catharine, daughter of John (Cornelius) and Rebecca 
(Adams) Waldo; born, exact date unknown, but probably in 1679 or 
'80, at Dunstable, Mass.; died Sept. 15, 1747, at Windham, Conn., 
" in the 68th year of her age." 7 The town records of Dunstable give 
her birth as "Apreall 1684" ; but this is most likely an error for her 
brother Edward, as, if she was in her 68th year in 1747, she must 
have been born in 1679 or 1680. She married, Nov. 2, 1702, at 
Windham, 8 Joseph, probably son or grandson of Jacob (John) and 
Elizabeth Dingley of Marshfield, Mass. 9 He died about 1752, at 
Windham. Mr. and Mrs. Dingley were members of Windham Church 
in 1726. His will, dated May 18, 1748, probated June 24, 1752, 
names — son Joseph Dingley; grandsons Elias Upton and Joseph 
Upton, minors ; daughter, Mary Upton ; granddaughter, Naomi Upton, 
not eighteen years old ; grandson, Joseph Dingley ; granddaughters, 
Zerviah Dingley and Mary Dingley, not eighteen; and makes son 
Joseph executor. The estate was inventoried at £1010 : 10 : 6. May 
21, 1753, Ephraim Upton and Mary Upton acknowledged receipt 
from Joseph Dingley, "Exec? to our father Dingley's estate." 10 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xxxi., p. 166. 

J Report of Record Commissioners, vol. xv., p. 129. 

8 Windham and Boston Records. * Boston Records. 5 Ibid. 6 Gravestone. 

7 Windham Records. 8 iMd. • Plymouth Probate Records, vols, i., p. 109 ; lv., p. 61. 

10 Windham Probate Records, vol. iv., p. 316. 


Children of Joseph and Catharine (Waldo) Dingley. Born at 
Windham, Conn. :— l 

a Rebeckah, born Dec, 12, 1703; died Men. 17, 1712, at Windham. 

b Joseph, born Oct. 18, 1708; date of death not learned; married, Apr. 25, 
1739, at Windham, Zerviah, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary (Gager) 
Ripley of Windham, born Oct. 31, 1711, at Windham; date of her death 
not learned. 2 

Children, born at Windham, Conn. :— 3 

a. Zerviah, born June 22, 1742. 

b. Mary, born July 31, 1745. 

c. John, born Dec. 1, 1748. 

d. Josiah, born July 12, 1751 ; died Oct. 22, 1757. 

e. Tryphena, born July 2, 1753. 

c. Mary, born Nov. 12, 1712 ; married, Dec. 31, 1735, at Windham, Ephraim 
Upton. 4 

Children, born at Windham, Conn. :— 5 

a. Mary, born Oct. 1, 1736; died before May 18, 1748, probably. 

b. Naomi, born Apr. 29, 1741. 

c. Elias, born Apr. 19, 1745. 

d. Joseph, born May 14, 1747. 

d. John, born Dec. 8, 1718 ; died Aug. 14, 1726, at Windham. 

bd Edward, son of John (Cornelius) and Rebecca (Adams) 
Waldo; born Apr. 23, 1684, at Dunstable, Mass.;* died Aug. 3, 
1767, at Windham, Conn., "aged about eighty four."* He was 
educated in the Boston schools, says Weaver's Manuscript now in 
possession of the Conn. Historical Society, and for a number of years 
taught school in Windham. He lived in that part of Windham which 
is now Scotland, and became an extensive farmer. He built a house 
in that town near the county line, about 1714, which is still standing 
and is occupied by one of his descendants. The Third Society of 
Windham or Scotland parish was endowed with society privileges in 
May 1732. The first meeting was held June 22, 1732, when Mr. 
Waldo served as moderator and was elected on the society committee, 
and Sept. 20, 1732, he was placed on a committee to provide a 
minister. June 25, 1733, Edward Waldo, John Bass and Joseph 
Meacham were appointed a committee « to agree with suitable men o 
build the meeting house." Mch. 27, 1734, he was on a committee to 
provide a permanent minister; and, Aug. 9, 1734, the Rev. Ebenezer 

'Windham Records. > Ibid. * Ibid. * Ibid. « Ibid, 

o Middlesex County Clerk's Records. > Windham Records. 



Devotion having been engaged, Mr. Waldo was put on a committee to 
make provision for the elders and messengers at the ordination. Nov. 
19 1734, he and Nathaniel Bingham were chosen deacons. 1 In 1726 
he and his wife were members of the Windham Church, but were 
transferred to the Scotland Church, Oct. 22, 1735. 

The Separatist movement, which began in 1746, found in Edward 
Waldo and his family strong sympathy and support, and he, with his 
wife and sons, Cornelius, Zacheus and John, were all members of the 
Separate Church in 1746 ; and Edward Waldo was one of the signers 
of a petition, dated Apr. 16, 1753, praying for the benefit of the 
Toleration Act. 2 " In 1763, Deacon Edward Waldo made confession 
for unlawful separation and was restored to his former standing in 
the First Church." 3 

Mr. Waldo represented the town in the General Assembly, Oct., 
1722, Oct., 1725, and Oct., 1730. 4 He was confirmed as Lieutenant, 
Oct., 1722, 5 though Miss Larned says that it was not until 1726 that 
u the population of Windham had so increased that a second military 
company was organized, with Eleazer Carey for Captain, Edward 
Waldo for lieutenant, and Nathaniel Rudd for ensign." 6 In 1745 Mr. 
Waldo was on the jury which tried Elizabeth Shaw for murder, and 
resulted in the first public execution in Windham County. 7 

Mr. Waldo's transactions in real estate in Windham are numerous, 
but the deeds throw no new light on the family history. The earliest 
recorded deed bears date Jan. 29, 1706-7. 8 Nov. 12, 1712, he pur- 
chased of Israel Cole of Eastham, Mass., 66 acres at Pottapauge, 
Norwich, Conn. ; and, July 2, 1713, of Winslow Tracy of Norwich, 
70 acres on the east side of " Shoutuckett river near pottapaug." 9 
He probably never lived at Norwich, and in 1735 he gave most of this 
land to his sons, Edward and Shubael. 10 In 1732 and 1741 he bought 
other land in Norwich; 11 and, Aug. 4, 1748, he sold "to his loving 
son Zacheus" one-half of an estate in Windham with a portion of 
his house on said land, one-half of a piece of 33 acres on Merrick's 
brook in Windham, and one-half of his farm and barn in Norwich 
on Shoutucket River. 12 

His will, dated Apr. 3, 1766, probated Sept. 16, 1767, names—wife 

1 " Hist, of Windham County," vol. i., pp. 275-9. 

2 Ibid., p. 483: Records of the Separate Church of Windham. 

3 " Hist, of Windham County," vol. ii., p. 54. 

* Col. Records of Conn., vols, vi., pp. 328, 553; vii., p. 293. • Ibid., vol. vi., p. 332. 
b " Hist, of Windham County," vol. i., p. 102. » Ibid., p. 288. 

« Windham Deeds, vols. C, pp. 68, 94; D., pp. 32, 128, 160,313; E, p. 89; G., pp. 96, 266, 
270; I., p. 271. ^ Norwich Deeds, vol. 2B., p. 623. w Ibi d., vol. vii., pp. 134,200. 
11 Ibid., vols, vi., p. 479; viii., p. 359. « Ibid., vol. 10. p. 135. 


Mary ; six sons, Shubael, Edward, Cornelius, Bethuel, Zaccbeus and 
John ; daughter Joanna, wife of Josiah Cleveland ; grandson Jonathan 
Brewster ; and granddaughter Ann Brewster. The inventory of his 
estate amounted to £383 : 13 : 10. * 

He married (1), June 28, 1706, at Windham, 2 Thankful, daughter 
of Dea. Shubael (Thomas) and Joanna (Bursley) Dim mock of Mans- 
field, Conn., born Men., 1682, at Barnstable, Mass.; 3 died Dec. 13, 
1757, at Windham. 4 His second wife, Mary, of whose existence we 
first learn from his will, was probably daughter of Elisha (Thomas) 
and Rebecca (Doane) Paine of Eastham, Mass. ; born Feb. 1, 1695-6, 
and widow of Robert, son of Constant and Jane (Treat) Freeman ; 
born Aug. 12, 1696, at Eastham; died Sept. 25 or 27, 1755, at Pom- 
fret, Conn., to which place, or to Canterbury, he removed from Truro, 
Mass., about 1738 or 1740. She had, by one account, five, by 
another, nine children by Mr. Freeman. Her parents removed to 
Canterbury, Conn., about 1700, and she is said to have married (2) 
u Dea. Waldo of Norwich." 5 The record of her marriage to Mr. 
Waldo has not been found, nor has that of her death. 

Edward Waldo and his wife Thankful are buried in the Palmertown 
Cemetery at Scotland, Conn. Their gravestones, in good preserva- 
tion, are still standing, and read as follows : — 

" Here lyes y e Body of | Edward Waldo y e first | Choseii Deacon 
in this | Parish & who served | God & his Generation Faithfully lieth 
a | Sleep in JESUS Aug | 3 d 1767 in y e 84 tb Year of his Age" 

" Here lies y e | Body of M ,s | Thankful Waldo | y e wife of | 
Deacon Edward | Waldo who died Dec | 3 d 1757 in | y e 72 year | 
Of her age" 

The grandfather of Thankful Dimmock, Elder Thomas Dimmock, 
was a man of note in Barnstable, Mass., where he lived from 1640 until 
his death in 1658 or '59. He was Representative at Plymouth, 1640, 
'41, '42, '48, '49 and '50. In 1642 he was one of the council of war 
and in the same year was elected lieutenant in the militia. His son, 
Shubael, lived in 1669 at Yarmouth, Mass., for a short time. He 
was representative from Barnstable 1685, 1686 and 1689, and was 
ensign of the militia company. He removed to Mansfield, Conn., in 

1 Windham Probate Records, vol. vii., p. 296. » Windham Records. 

3 " Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families," p. 340. 4 Windham Records. 

6 " Paine Family Records," vol. ii., pp. 48, 60: " Genealogy of Treat Family," p. 211. 


1693J The inscription on his gravestone at Mansfield is as fol- 
lows : — 

" Here lies y e Remains of that | pious Godly man Dec" Shubae' | 
Dimmnck Hnsband to that | Worthy Godly Woman Mr | Joanna 
Dimmuck who | After he had sarve' 1 God | & his people fell Asleep 
| in Jesus Oc' 01 29 j 1732 | Aged 90 yrs & one month." 

That of his wife reads : — 

"Here Lieth | y e body of M rs | Joanna Dim | muck y« wife | of 
Decon Shu | bael Dimmuck | who died May | 8 1727 aged | 84 
years " 

Children of Edward and Thankful (Dimmock) Waldo. Born at 
Windham, Conn. : — 2 

bda. Shubael, born Apr. 7, 1707. 

bdb. Edward, born July 27, 1709. 

bdc. Cornelius, born Feb. 18, 1711-12. 

bdd. Anne, born Nov. 8, 1714 (Family Bible says 1715) ; died Jan. 17, 1734, 
at Windham, unmarried. 3 

bde. John, born Apr. 19, 1717; died Aug. 29, 1726, at Windham. 4 

bdf. Bethuel, born June 10, 1719. 

bdg. Thankful, born July 3, 1721 ; died Aug. 25, 172G, at Windham. 5 
bdh. Joannah, born Apr. 18, 1723 (Family Bible says Apr. 8). 

bdi. Zacheus, born July 19, 1725. 
bdj. John, born Oct. 18, 1728. 

be. Rebecca, daughter of John (Cornelius) and Rebecca (Adams) 
Waldo; born Aug. 6, 1686, at Dunstable, Mass.; 6 died Sept. 27, 
1727, at Windham, Conn. 7 She married, Dec. 27, 1709, at Wind- 
ham, 8 Nathaniel, son, probably, of Jonathan (Jonathan) and Mercy 
Rudd of Norwich, Conn. ; born May 22, 1684, at Norwich ; 9 died Feb. 
20, 1760, at Windham, "in the 76 year of his age." 10 

In 1702, when the new settlement was made in that part of Wind- 
ham which is now Scotland, Rudd was one who purchased land of 
Jonathan Crane, and removed to the new settlement. 11 Oct. 1722, he 
was commissioned, by the General Assembly, ensign of the second 
company in the town of Windham and, in 1736, he became captain of 
the same company. He was deputy from Windham to the General 

1 " Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families," pp. 328-340. - Windham Records. 

3 Family Bible of George Waldo [bdiki]. 4 Windham Records. B Ibid. 

G Middlesex County Records. The records of Dunstable do not give the day of the month. 

7 Windham Records. 8 Ibid. 9 Norwich Records. 

10 Windham Records : Gravestone at Scotland. 

« " Hist, of Windham County," vol. i., p. 84. 


Assembly at the October session, 1737. l Mr. Rudd married (2), Apr. 
18, 1728, at Windham, 2 Esther Burnum, whose parentage has not 
been learned. She died Mch. 22, 1766, " in the 84 year of her age." 3 
They had no children. 

An agreement, dated May 25, 1760, between "Jonathan Rudd, 
Zebulon Rudd and John Cary, Sen r and Rebecca his wife, all of 
Windham, which Jonathan, Zebulon and Rebecca are children of 
Nathaniel Rudd, late of Windham, deceased," witnesses that said 
Nathaniel Rudd died intestate Feb. 20, 1760, and they agree to divide 
some small estate not divided by said Nathaniel Rudd in his life time. 4 

v Children of Nathaniel and Rebecca (Waldo) Rudd. Born at Wind- 
ham, Conn. : — 5 

a. Jonathan, bora Nov. 27, 1710; died Dec. 5, 1771, at Kent, Conn. 6 He 

married Dec. 6, 1738, at Windham or Lisbon, Conn., 7 Esther Tyler, 
whose birth and parentage have not been learned. . She died Nov. 8 5 
1777, "in her 65th. year." 8 

Children, born at Windham : — 9 

a. Esther, born Sept. 4, 1739. 

b. Rebekah, born July 12, 1741 ; died Oct. 19, 1771. 

c. Jonathan, born Apr. 29, 1743. 

d. Dinah, born Feb. 12, 1745. 

e. William, born Jan. 20, 1740-7. 

/. Abigail, born Dec. 13, 1748 ; died Aug. 13, 1760. 

g. James, born Nov., 1750. 

h. Nathaniel, born Feb, 22, 1753. 

b. Nathaniel, born May 30, 1713. Nothing has been learned of him, save 

that he died before Feb. 20, 1760, that he was married and left three 
children. 10 
e. Rebekah, born Nov. 17, 1714; died 1797. She married Nov. 13, 1740, at 
Windham, (by Rev. Ebenezer Devotion), John, son of John and Hannah 
(Thurston) Cary of Windham, born Apr. 12, 1717, at Windham ; died 
May 8, 1788. They lived at Windham. 11 

Children, born at Windham :— ,2 

a. Ezekiel, born Dec. 7, 1741. 

b. Phebe, born Nov. 14, 1743. 

c. Hannah, born Nov. 15, 1745. 

d. William, born Oct. 25, 1747. 

e. Jonathan, born June 5, 1749. 

/. John, born Aug. 9, 1751 ; died Sept. 22, 1776, at East Chester, 
Conn. 13 
» Records of Malcolm-Day Rudd. 2 Windham Records. Ubid.: Gravestone at Scotland. 
4 Windham Probate Records, vol. vi., p. 164. 5 Windham Records. 6 Ibid. 
» Ibid. : Lisbon Church Records. 8 Windham Records. 9 Ibid. 
io Records of Malcolm-Day Rudd. " " Cary Memorials," p, 65 : Windham Records. 
12 Ibid. 13 Windham Records. 


g. Rkbekah, born Dec. 29, 1753. 

h. Esther, born May 14, 1756; died July 16, 1777. 1 

d. Zebulon, born July 26, 1717 ; died Feb. 9, 1802, at Araenia, Duchess co., N. Y. 
He lived at Windham until shortly before the devolution, when he 
removed to Amenia. He is buried at Spencers Corner, North East, 
Duchess co., N. Y. His gravestone says he died Feb. 9, 1803, in his 85th 
year. The family Bible of his son Bezaliel says that he was born Aug. 
5, 1717, and died Feb. 9, 1802. He was excommunicated by Scotland 
Church in 1747 with Cornelius Waldo [bdc].' 2 He married June 4, 1741, 
at Windham, 3 Jerusha, daughter of Jonathan (Wrestling, Love, William) 
and Mary (Partridge) Brewster of Duxbury, Mass. ; born Mch., 1719, at 
Duxbury probably ; died Sept. 22, 1795. 4 Jonathan Brewster's will, dated 
Mch. 14, 1718, probated Jan. 24, 1754, names — eldest son, James 
Brewster; sons, Peleg, Jonah and Elijah; oldest daughter, Hannah 
Barker; daughters, Mary Bingham, Jerusha Rudcl and Sarah Holmes. 
Receipts are recorded from Hannah Barker, Jeremiah Bingham, Mary 
Bingham, Zebulon Rudd, Jerusha Rudcl, Jehephat (sic) Holmes, Sarah 
Holmes, Peleg Brewster, Joanna Brewster and Elijah Brewster. 6 

Children, born at Windham : — 6 

a. Nathaniel, born Sept. 8, 1742, bapt. Sept. 26, 1742. 

b. Jerusha, born Apr. 23, 1744, bapt. Apr. 22, 1744, at Scotland 

Church. (The date of birth is probably wrong.) 

c. Zarah or Zaresh, born May 21, 1746. 

d. Mary, born May 24, 1748. 

e. Bezaliel, born July 13, 1751. 

/. Martha, born Sept. 1, 1756; died Sept. 13, 1758, at Windham. 
g. Martha, born Aug. 26, 1759. 
h. Abigail, born Sept. 29, 1762. 

bf. Ruth, daughter of John (Cornelius) and Rebecca (Adams) 
Waldo; born, date unknown, probably at Dunstable, Mass. The 
date of her death has not been learned. She married July 12, 1716, 
at Windham, Conn., 7 Isaac, son of Jonathan (Benjamin) and Deb- 
orah (G-riswold) Crane of Windham; born April 2, 1694, at Wind- 
ham; 8 died 1753, at Windham probably. It is tradition that Isaac 
Crane won the favor of Ruth Waldo by gallantly conveying her on 
his own steed through the swollen waters of Merrick's brook, when a 
sudden freshet on Sunday had made it impassable for foot travellers. 9 
Probably "Potash" or "Bingham's" brook is meant and not "Mer- 
rick's." Jonathan Crane, father of Isaac, was an early settler at 
Windham. His father, Benjamin, lived at Wethersfield, Conn., and 
was married Apr. 23, 1665, to Mary, daughter of William and Sarah 

1 Windham Records. * Records of Scotland Church. 
3 Windham Records ; Records of Scotland Church say June 5. 

♦ » N. E Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. liii., p. 445: Rudd Family Bible, communicated by 
Malcolm-Day Rudd. ■ Windham Probate Records, vols, iv., p. 442 • y p 69 
Windham Records. 7 Windham Records. 8 Ibid. 
9 " Hist, of Windham County," vol. i., p. 102. 


(Charles) Backus of Saybrook, Conn. Sarah Charles was daughter 
of John Charles of Charlestown, Mass. 1 The will of Isaac Crane, 
dated June 6, 1751, probated Sept. 10, 1753, names — wife, Hannah; 
son, Isaac ; daughter, Deborah ; daughter, Ruth Webb ; daughter, 
Adrei Broughton; and daughter, Ann Badcock (sic). Jonathan 
Huntington and son, Isaac Crane, executors. Inventory, £3307 : 
7 : 10. 2 Nothing has been learned of his second marriage, but he 
evidently had no children by his wife Hannah. 

Children of Isaac and Ruth (Waldo) Crane. Born at Windham, 
Conn. : — 3 

a. Ruth, born Apr. 12, 1718; died Feb. 28, 1796, at Windham; married Dec. 

3, 1740, at Windham, Ebeuezer, son of Samuel and Hannah (Ripley) 
Webb of Windham; born Jan. 12, 1718-19, at Windham; date of his 
death not learned. 4 

Children, born at Windham : — 5 

a. Dakius, born July 28, 1742. 

b. Jerusha, born Apr. 17, 1744. 

c. Ann, born Mch. 13, 1745-6. 

d. Jonathan, born Oct. 2, 1747. 

e. Alice, born Aug. 3, 1749. 

/. Ruth, born Feb. 22, 1750-1. 

g. Elizabeth, born Feb. 19, 1753. 

h. Christopher, born Jane 14, 1755. 

i. Ebenezer, born May 29, 1757. 

j. Hannah, born Aug. 31, 1759. 

b. Adrei, born July 25, 1720; date of death not learned; married Nov. 15, 

1738, at Windham, Thomas, son of John (John) and Hannah (Allis) 
Broughton of Northampton, Mass., and Windham; born Aug. 8, 1707, at 
Windham; date of death not learned. 6 

Children, born at Windham :— 7 

a. Eunice, born Nov. 28, 1739. 

b. Johanah, born Oct. 12, 1741; died Nov. 14, 1741. 

c. Lydia, born Sept. 12, 1742. 

d. Keziah, born July 20, 1744. 

e. Delight, born Apr. 16, 1747. 

/. Prudence, born Mch. 5, 1748-9. 

g. Jemima, born Mch. 25, 1751. 

h. Alice, born Jan. 27, 1753. 

i. Ebenezer. 

1 Boston Evening Transcript, Gen. Notes, Reply to 3304. 

2 Windham Probate Records, vol. iv., p. 163. 3 Windham Records. *Ibid. *Ibid. 
a Ibid. : " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxxvii., p. 300. 7 Windham Records. 


c. Anne, born Feb. 1, 1723-4; died Jan. 11, 1805; ' married, date not 

learned, at Windham probably, Joseph, son of James and Mary Babcock 
of Windham; born July 24, 1711, at Windham; died Dec. 22, 1797, at 
Windham. 2 Joseph Babcock lived on the Babcock Hill farm, which he 
inherited from his father. 

Children, born at Windham :— 3 

a. Anne, born Nov. 27, 1745. 

&. Abijah, born Jan. 18, 1749. 

c. Elijah, born Apr. 28, 1750. 

d. Joseph, born May 26, 1752. 

e. William, born June 30, 1754; died Sept. 21, 1775. 
/. Abigail, born July 18, 1756; died Sept. 7, 1775. 
g. Nathan, born Jan. 31, 1760. 

h. Daniel, born Apr. 7, 1762. 
i. Jerusha, born May 10, 1764. 
j. Sarah, born May 6, 1768. 

d. Isaac, born July 27, 1726; died Oct. 10, 1777, at Windham "in y e 52 d 

year." He married May 8, 1763, at Windham, Eunice, daughter of 
Stephen and Mary (Broughton) Walcot of Windham; born Men. 5, 
1742-3, at Windham ; date of death not learned. 4 They lived at Windham. 

Children, born at Windham: — a 

a. Sarah, born Jan. 24, 1764. 

b. Eunice, born Oct. 19, 1765. 

c. Adrei, born July 7, 1770. 

d. Isaac, born July 1, 1772. 

e. John, born Apr. 21, 1774. 

f. Anna, born Apr. 3, 1776. 

e. Deborah, born July 28, 1729; date of death unknown; married Nov. 15, 

1754, at Windham, John Ormsby. 6 

Children, born at Windham : — 7 

a. Eliphalet, born Jan. 5, 1759. 

b. John, born Nov. 14, 1760. 

c. Elijah, born Feb. 15, 1763. 

d. /Oliver,) , . _. ,„„„ 

e. Iorrin, 'jbornAug. 14, 1766. 

/. Susannah, born Nov: 1, 1768. 

g. Isaac, born Apr. 20, 1771. 

bg. Sarah, daughter of John (Cornelius) and Rebecca (Adams) 
Waldo; bapt. Dec. 6, 1691, at Second Church, Boston, Mass.; died 
May 13, 1742, at Pomfret, Conn., " aet. 49 yrs. 5 mos." 8 She 
married July 4, 1715, at Pomfret, 9 Jehoshaphat, son, probably, of 

1 Gravestone at Windham. 

2 Gravestone at Windham : « History of Ancient Windham," p. 54. 3 Windham Records 
tlbid. ^Ilnd. o Weaver's Mss., with Conn. Hist. Soc. 

7 Windham Records. » Pomfret Records : Gravestone, o Pomfret Records ' 


Nathaniel (George) and Patience (Topliff) Holmes of Roxbury, Mass. ; 
born Nov., 1690, at Roxbury; died June 1, 1745, at Pomf ret, l * aet 
54." 1 Mr. Holmes was a prominent man at Pomfret. He was chosen 
lister in 1716, selectman 1719-20, and town clerk and treasurer in 
1718. To the last office he was elected in every succeeding year until 
his death. 2 

Children of Jehoshaphat and Sarah (Waldo; Holme?. Bom at 
Pomfret, Conn. : — 3 

a. Sarah, born Mch. 24, 1716; died Jan. L'5, 1786, at Pomfret; married 

June 12, 1740, at Pomfret, Benjamin Mighill of Pomfret; birth and 
parentage unknown; died Dec. 19, 1749, at Pomfret. 4 

Child, born at Pomfret: — 5 
a. Benjamin, born May 27, 1741 ; died May 25, 1747, at Pomfret. 

b. Rebekah, born Aug. 31, 1717; date of death unknown ; married Jan. 16, 

1739, at Pomfret, Samuel Ruggles. 6 

Children, born at Pomfret: — 7 

a. Samuel, born Nov. 26, 1740; died same day. 

b. Hannah, born Dec. 10, 1744. 

c. Ann, born Aug. 28, 1719; died Feb. 25, 1744, at Pomfret, unmarried. 

d. Jehoshaphat, born June 13, 1721 ; living, 1754, at Nine Partners, N. Y. 

He married, Jan. 10, 1744-5, at Canterbury, Conn. 8 Sarah, daughter of 
Jonathan ( Wrestling, Love, William) and Mary (Partridge) Brewster of 
Windham, Conn. ; born, date unknown, probably at Lebanon, Conn. She 
is named in her father's will of Mch. 14, 1748; and she and her husband 
both signed a receipt for a legacy, Aug. 22, 1754. 9 No children are 
recorded at Canterbury or Pomfret. 

e. Nathaniel, born July 5, 1723; date of his death unknown; is perhaps 

the Nathaniel Holmes who married, Nov. 11, 1742, at Brooklyn, Conn., 10 
Desier Spicer, and who married (2), Apr. 21, 1748, at Pomfret, 11 
Mary Morris. The latter may, however, have been a first marriage, or 
perhaps, in both cases, it was another Nathaniel. The death of Mary, 
wife of Nathaniel, is recorded as Feb. 10, 1752; this must be an error 
for 1772. The children of Nathaniel and Mary (Morris) Holmes are thus 
recorded at Pomfret : — 

a. Jonathan, born Mch. 19, 1748. 

b. Mary, born Oct. 19, 1750; died Oct. 26, 1751. 

c. David, born Nov. 13, 1753. 

d. John, born Dec. 27, 1755; died Oct. 26, 1764. 
c. Nathaniel, born Aug. 14, 1760. 

/. Josaniah, born Jan. 20, 1763. 
g. Mary, born Apr. 24, 1765. 

1 " Savage's Gen. Diet.," vol. ii., p. 453: Pomfret Records. * Pomfret Records. 
3 Ibid. *Ibid. 6 Ibid. 6 Ibid. 7 Ibid. 8 Canterbury Records. 
» Windham Probate Records., vols, iv., p. 442; v., p. 69. See bed. 
10 Brooklyn Church Records. « Pomfret Records. 


/. John, born Jan. 13, 1725; died Feb. 11, 1750, at Pomfret, unmarried. 

g. Esther, born Sept. 27, 1726. 

h. Ebenezer, born Sept. 28, 1728; died July 17, 1797, at Pomfret; married 

May 15, 1753, at Pomfret, Luce Nichols; birth and parentage unknown; 

died May 27, 1822, at Pomfret. 1 

Children, born at Pomfret :— 2 

a. Lucy, born Feb. 8, 1754. 

b. Sarah, born Dec. 21, 1756. 

c. Ann, born, Jan. 20, 1758. 

d. Ebenezer, born Mch. 22, 1760. 

e. Esther, born Oct. 16, 1762. 

/. Lemuel, born July 13, 1765; died Nov. 6, 1803. 

g. Perley, born Feb. 24, 1768. 

h. Rebecca, born Aug. 29, 1770; died* Mch. 12, 1771. 

t. Abigail, born Jan. 14, 1730; date of death unknown; married Oct. 1, 1767, 
at Pomfret, David Bancroft. 3 

Children, born at Pomfret :— 4 

a. David, born Sept. 27, 1768. 

b. Harvey, born July 8, 1770. 

c. Sarah- Waldo, born Mch. 8, 1773; died Jan. 6, 1776. 

bh. Abigail, daughter of John (Cornelius) and Rebecca (Adams) 
Waldo; born, date unknown, probably at Boston, Mass. ; died Sept. 
25, 1763, at Canterbury, Conn. 5 She married, Oct. 28, 1717, at 
Canterbury, 6 Deliverance, son of Dea. Eliezer and Dinah Brown 
of Chelmsford, Mass., and Canterbury; born Dec. 4, 1689, at 
Chelmsford; 7 died Jan. 14, 1768, at Canterbury. 8 His father married 
(2), Mrs. Rebecca Waldo, mother of Abigail. Deliverance Brown 
held many town offices in Canterbury, and was a prominent man there : 
Grand-juryman, 1721; selectman, 1723-32, 1734-36, 1738-40, 1749- 
51; town clerk, 1735, 1749-55, 1757, 1758. He was deacon, as was 
his father before him. He is called ensign in 1728, and captain in 

Deliverance and Abigail Brown were admitted to the church at 
Canterbury, Sept. 3, 1721. In the record of their marriage in the 
church records at Canterbury she is erroneously called Mary ; but in 
the records of the " Separate Church," preserved by the Conn. Hist. 
Society, the record of their marriage is as follows: — " Deliverance 
Brown, son of Deacon Eleazer Brown and Abigail Brown, daughter 
of Rebeckah Brown formerly Waldo were married Oct. 28, 1717." 

The will of Deliverance Brown, dated Oct. 7, 1763, probated 

1 Pomfret Records. » Ibid. •Ibid. * Ibid. 5 Canterbury Records. 6 Ibfd. 
7 Middlesex County Records. 8 Canterbury Records. 


Feb. 2, 1768, names— sons, Abijah, Eleazer, John and Ebenezer; 
daughters, Abigail Pellet and Dinah Cleveland. 1 

Children of Deliverance and Abigail (Waldo) Brown. Born at 
Canterbury, Conn. : — 2 

a. Abijah, born Mch. 22, 1718, bapt. July 27, 1718 ; 3 died Mch. 9, 1770, 

intestate, at Canterbury. He married, Dec. 11, 1744, at Canterbury, 
Elizabeth Richards, whose birth and parentage are unknown. She died 
Nov. 8, 1765, at Canterbury. They lived at Canterbury. 4 

Children, born at Canterbury : — 5 

a. Jeremiah, born Dec. 30, 1745; died Aug. 11, 1749. 

b. Peter, born Oct. 10, 1747; died Aug. 14, 1749. 

c. Sibbel, born May 31, 1749; died Feb. 21, 1749-50. 

d. Dinah, born Dec. 5, 1750. 

e. Jesse, born Nov. 22, 1752; also recorded as Nov. 21, 1752. 
/. Abigail, born Oct. 13, 1754. 

y. Olive, born Jan. 20, 1757. 
h. Naomy, born Mch. 6, 1759. 
i. Shubael, born Mch. 12, 1761. 

b. Abigail, born April 11, 1720, bapt. May 15, 1720; date of death unknown; 

married, Mch. 5, 1738-9, at Canterbury, Hezekiah, son of Richard 
and Anne (Brooks) Pellet of Canterbury; born Apr. 28, 1712, at Canter- 
bury; date of his death unknown. They lived at Canterbury. 6 

Children, born at Canterbury : — 7 

a. Abigail, born Mch. 20, 1739-40; died Nov. 5, 1756. 

b. Phebe, born June 28, 1742. 

e. Mary, born June 24, 1744; died Nov. 1, 1756. 

d. Hezekiah, born Dec. 22, 1746; died Jan. 4, 1746-7. 

e. Hezekiah, born Apr. 26, 1748; died Oct. 4, 1752. 
/. Asa, born Nov. 11, 1751 ; died Oct. 31, 1756. 

g. Jeremiah, born Mch. 3, 1754; died Oct. 28, 1756. 

h. Anne, born July 7, 1756. 

i. Sarah, born July 6, 1758; died Dec. 26, 1767. 

j. Jesse, born Aug. 26, 1761. 

c. Dinah, born Jan. 15, 1721-2, bapt. Feb. 25, 1721-2; died Jan. 1 (or 15), 

1805, at Williamsburg, Mass. 8 She married, Nov. 18, 1744, at Mansfield, 
Conn.,* Nehemiah, son of Henry (Josiah, Muses) and Lucy (Fitch) Cleve- 
land of Canterbury; born July 20 (or 30), 1721, at Canterbury; 
died Oct. 29, 1791 (or 1792), at Williamsburg, Mass., to which town he 
removed about the time of its first settlement. He was a farmer, and 
was highly esteemed. 1 " 

1 Plainfleld Probate Records, vol. E., p. 493. » Canterbury Records. 

3 Canterbury Church Records. 4 Canterbury Records. & Ibid. 6 Ibid. ''Ibid. 

8 « Cleveland Genealogy," p. 180. '•> Mansfield Records. 10 " Cleveland Genealogy," p. 180. 


Children, born at Mansfield :— * 

a. Azariah, born Dec. 2, 1745. 

b. Deliverance, born Aug. 22, 1749. 

c. Nehemiah, born Apr. 5, 1753. 

d. Amasa, born June 16, 1756. 

e. Roswell, born July 2, 1759. 

d. Eleazer, born Oct. 11, 1724, bapt. Nov. 15, 1724; date of his death 

unknown. He lived at Canterbury. He married (1), Nov. 13, 1749, at 
Canterbury, 2 Sarah Bacon, whose birth and parentage have not been 
learned. She died Mch. 18, 1752, at Canterbury. 3 He married (2), June 
21, 1759, at Thompson, Conn., 4 Lydia Putnam, whose birth, parentage 
and death are unknown. Their children, Sarah, Asahel and Lydia, were 
baptized June 24, 1764, and Nathan Nov. 18, 1764, in Canterbury Church. 

Children, 5 by first wife, born at Canterbury : — 

a. Lucretia, born Feb. 7, 1749-50. 

By second wife, born at Canterbury : — 

b. Sarah, born April 2, 1760. 

c. Asahel, born Jan. 4, 1762. 

d. Lydia, born Mch. 2, 1763. 

e. Nathan, born Aug. 13, 1764. 

/. Zadok, born Mch. 4, 1766; also given Mch. 25, 1766. 
g. Daniel, born Jan. 27, 1767. 

e. John, born May 5, 1727, bapt. June 25, 1727; date of death unknown; 

lived at Canterbury. He married Mch. 13, 1750-1 at Canterbury, Lucy 
Underwood, whose parentage and birth have not been learned. She died 
June 22, 1773, at Canterbury. 6 He was called lieutenant in 1764 and cap- 
tain in 1768. His children were baptized at Canterbury Church. 

Children, born at Canterbury : — 7 

a. Sibil, born July 23, 1751, bapt. June 24, 1766. 

b. Obadiah, born Aug. 9, 1753, bapt. June 24, 1766. 

c. Lucy, born Apr. 28, 1755, bapt. June 24, 1766. 

d. John, born Mch. 9, 1757, bapt. June 24, 1766. 

e. Waldo, born Apr. 25, 1759, bapt. June 24, 1766. 

/. Rebeckah, born Mch. 11, 1761, bapt. June 24, 1766. 

g. Alpheus, born Aug. 25, 1762, bapt. June 24, 1766. 

h. Luther, bapt. Sept. 23, 1764. 

i. Olive, born Aug. 4, 1766, bapt. July 3, 1768. 

/. Rebeckah, born Oct. 22, 1729, bapt. Dec. 21, 1729; died Mch. 24, 1736-7. 

g. Jeremiah, born Mch. 12, 1732, bapt. Mch. 12, 1732; died Mch. 15, 1732. 

h. Azariah, born Jan. 15, 1733, bapt. Jan. 27, 1733-4; died Mch. 20, 1736-7. 
Ebenezer, born June 15, 1737; died Jan. 1, 1798, at Canterbury. He was 
a farmer and lived at Canterbury. He married Jan. 8, 1760, at Canter- 
bury, Susannah, daughter of Thomas and Eunice (Adams) Bradford of 

Mansfield Records. 2 Canterbury Records. s Ibid. 

" Early Connecticut Marriages," vol. ii., p. 51 : Canterbury Records. 

Canterbury Records. G lbid. * Ibid. 



Canterbury, born Feb. 12, 1736-7, at Canterbury; died Aug. 20, 1797, at 
Canterbury. 1 Ebenezer Brown's will, dated Dec. 31, 1798, probated Feb. 
5, 1799 (the year of his death should evidently read 1799), names— sons, 
Deliverance, John and Jeremiah; daughters, Eunice Brown and Edith 
Hide. The distribution of the estate of Thomas Bradford, late of Can- 
terbury, Jan. 26, 1782, names— widow Eunice, and among other children, 
Susanna, eldest daughter and wife of Ebenezer Brown. 2 

Children, born at Canterbury :— 3 

a. Eunice, born June 18, 1760. 

6. Samuel, born Men. 24, 1762; died July 25, 1781, in England. 4 

c. Deliverance, born Apr. 2, 1765. 

d. Edith, born Sept. 17, 1767. 

e. James, birth not recorded; died June 12, 1795. 
/. Jeremiah, born May 8, 1772. 

g. John, born May 30, 1774. 

ca. Cornelius, son of Cornelius (Cornelius) and Faith (Peck) 
Waldo; born Nov. 17, 1(384, probably at Dunstable, Mass.; bapt. 
Mch. 27, 1692, at First Church, Boston; 5 died June 4, 1753, at 
Boston. 6 

"Early in life he was," says his grandson, Daniel Waldo [cahj '], 
44 apprenticed to a Merchant in Boston (supposed to be Mr. John 
Oulton), and became an eminent merchant there." He afterwards 
became a partner of Mr. Oulton's, and the firm did an extensive trade 
both on sea and land and " were moving spirits among the tradesmen 
and mariners of Boston, Salem and Marblehead. But hard times 
came, and this firm lost heavily and was dissolved" about 1734. 7 In 
the Boston News-Letter of June 30, 1712, the firm advertised as fol- 
lows : — 

" Late arriv'd from London, and to be Sold per Messieurs John Oulton and 
Cornelius Waldo, at their Ware-house in Coru-market Bostou, all sorts of 
Cordage, from a Ratling to Cables of ten inches, Spanish Iron, Hollands 
Duck, Gunpowder, &c, at very reasonable Rates." 

Similar advertisements appeared in the same newspaper, Sept. 24 

and Oct. 1, 1716, but their warehouse was then in King (now State) 

Street. Aug. 7, 1721, Messrs. Oulton & Waldo again advertised as 

merchants at their warehouse in King Street, but some time after this 

the firm was dissolved and Waldo became a partner of his cousin 

Samuel [Z6], and in the News-Letter of Sept. 5, 1734, they advertised 

as follows : — 

"Best London Market Madera Wine, lately Imported hither via St. Kitts; 
to be sold by the Pipe, Hogshead or Quarter Cask by Mess. Samuel and 
Cornelius Waldo." 

1 Canterbury Records. 2 Plainfleld Probate Records, vols. K, p. 338; G, p. 417. 

8 Canterbury Records. « Ibid. 8 Boston Records : First Cburch Records. 

* Boston News-Letter, June 7, 1753. ~> " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. liii., p. 391. 


It is doubtful if this partnership lasted long, though Drake says, 
"Samuel and Cornelius Waldo were eminent merchants of Boston. 
Their place of business was for a considerable period in King street 
near the Crown Coffee House. About the close of 1733 they removed 
to Merchants Row near the Swing Bridge. Cornelius Waldo lived in 
Leveretts Lane." l 

He was certainly living there in 1734, since, Mch. 1, 1734:— 

" Liberty is Granted to Mr. Cornelius Waldo to Open the Ground in Lev- 
erets Lane, in Order to Clear his Drain Upon Condition that he forthwith 
make good the same again and keep it in repair from time to time to the Satis- 
faction of the Select Men." 2 

It is quite likely that he lived there before his mother's death and that 

the business, advertised in 1732 by Mrs. Faith Waldo, " at the next 

House to the Bunch of Grapes Tavern in Leveretts Lane," was carried 

on by the wife and not by the mother of Cornelius Waldo, their names 

being the same. This would account for the advertisement appearing 

again after the death of the senior Mrs. Waldo. However this may 

be, Cornelius eventually took this business himself, and advertised in 

the News-Letter, Apr. 28, 1737 :— 

•' Lately Imported from London and to be sold by Cornelius Waldo, at his 
House next Door to the Bunch of Grapes Tavern in Leveretts Lane Good 
Brocaded Silks, Padusoys," &c, &c. 

And also in the Boston Gazette, Dec. 4, 1738 : — 

11 To be sold by Cornelius Waldo at his Dwelling House in Leveretts Lane 
near King Street in Boston, Broad Cloths viz. Scarlet, Blue, Black, Drab and 
other fashionable Colours, Kerseys, Bags, blue and red Camblets, and other 
goods lately arrived from London. And also to be sold at said Waldo's 
Distill house at Barton's Point or at his Warehouse N°. 17 on the Long 
Wharf near the Upper Crane very good Rum by the Hogshead Barrill or 
Quarter Cask." 

In the News-Letter of October 25, 1741, he advertised : — 

"To be sold— By Cornelius Waldo at his House in Leveretts Lane, near 
the Quaker Meeting House in Boston a compleat Parcel of Broad cloths of 
various Sorts and Colours, Imported in the last ship from London, at reason- 
able Rates by Wholesale or Retail." 

In the following year, however, he seems to have removed all his 
business to the store on Long Wharf, and advertised in the News- 
Letter, Sept. 30, 1742:— 

" Just Imported and to be sold by Cornelius Waldo at his Warehouse N" 17 
on the Long Wharf in Boston, A fine parcel of Beaver Coatings, also Scarlet 
green and blue Ditto, fine and coarse Broad-Cloths by the single piece or 

He retired from active business before his death and was succeeded 

1 Drake's " History of Boston," p. 603. 

2 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. xiii., p. 267. 

ca] third GENERATION. 71 

by his son John, who advertised in the Bostoyi Post of Oct, 1, 1750, 
from " his Warehouse N° 17 on the Long Wharf." He engaged in 
the distilling business as early as 1722, for u At A meeting of the 
Select men Apr. 17* 1722, Granted to m r Cornelius Waldo Liberty of 
a Still house on his Land on the Northerly Side of the Pasture of John 
Leveret Esq r Comonly called by the name of Ropewalke Pasture as is 
Set forth in his Petion (sic) and Recorded in the Booke for Timber 
Buildings." l In the Boston Gazette of Sept. 20, 1743, there is along 
notice of a quarrel relating to the land, on which Mr. Waldo built his 
Distill house in 1722, then belonging to Hon. John Leverett. Sept. 
28, 1739, he was licensed "to sell strong drink as a retailer" at 
Barton's Point, 2 evidently in connection with his distilling business. 
Distilling and even retailing liquors was in those days considered a 
respectable and honorable business, and must not be judged by the 
standards of today. 

Cornelius Waldo was, like his uncle Jonathan [Z] , a large owner of 
real estate in Worcester, Rutland and Holden, Mass. ; and, in com- 
pany with Thomas Palmer and John Oulton, purchased large tracts in 
those townships. The land in Worcester was in the right of Capt. 
John Wing, one of the original proprietors. They owned the saw- 
mill, erected by Capt. Wing, "on Mill brook, over the western sluice, 
where the stream is parted by the little island above the bridge," near 
what is now Lincoln Square, and they were assigned 213 acres in the 
first division of lands. 3 The partnership between Palmer, Oulton and 
Waldo was dissolved Jan. 1, 1727, and the lands divided, Mr. Waldo 
receiving for his share ' ' the Great Farm that did belong to Capt. John 
Wing late of Boston who formerly lived on the same," and other lots 
in the north part of Worcester in the vicinity of North Pond. The 
original deed is now in possession of the American Antiquarian 
Society, among the William Lincoln papers. Waldo, however, con- 
tinued to hold lands in company with Mr. Oulton for some years 
after this. 

Dec. 20, 1733, he purchased from Henry Hooper of Newport, R. L, 
surgeon, an estate in Watertown, Mass., between Charles River and 
Fresh Pond, with a mansion, which is said to have been built before 
the days of Charles the Second, and which was still standing in 1871. 
For a description of it see "N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register," vol. 
xxv., pp. 240-1. There is no evidence that Mr. Waldo ever lived in 
it himself, though he may have done so. Mch. 11 , 1742, he advertised 

1 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. xiii., p. 95. 2 Ibid., vol. xv., p. 203. 
3 Lincoln's " History of Worcester," pp. 43, 46. 


it to be let, in the News-Letter. The estate was sold in 1758, by Mrs. 
Faith Waldo, to Judge Lee, in the possession of whose family it 
remained until 1860. The original deed to Waldo of this estate is 
among the William Lincoln papers previously referred to. 

It does not appear that Waldo ever lived in Worcester, though he 
owned a house there as early as 1728, which is referred to in a vote 
taken by the selectmen Feb. 28, 1 728-9. 1 Ten years later, he bought 
a house at what is now the corner of Main and Mechanic Streets ; but 
this was occupied, in 1742, when he sold it to Daniel Willard, by his 
son, Cornelius Waldo, Jr. 2 All the deeds on record in Worcester call 
him of Boston, and it is probable that he lived there during his whole 
life. The Boston Gazette, of May 2, 1749, has an advertisement of 
Cornelius Waldo, Jonas Clark and Benjamin Flagg, a committee of 
the Common Lands in the Town of Holden, with reference to a tax 
on the lands in Holden; and, in the News-Letter, of June 21, 1750, 
among other lands in New Rutland offered for sale by the assessors, is 
" House Lot No. 40 of Mr. Cornelius Waldo." 

While holding no important office in Boston, he appears to have had 
the respect of his fellow citizens. Mch. 13, 1716, he was chosen 
constable, but refused to serve ; he was chosen auditor of the treas- 
urer's accounts Mch. 12, 1721, Mch. 8, 1730, and Mch. 10, 1739-40. 
Apr. 28, 1736, he, with Samuel Waldo [76], was appointed on the com- 
mittee to prepare instructions to the representatives. Mch. 10, 1746, 
he was placed on a committee to consider petitions for rebate of taxes. 
Feb. 12, 1745, Feb. 10, 1746, Jan. 7, 1747, and Feb. 26, 1748, he 
was appointed by the selectmen ou the committee to make " a General 
Walk or Visitation of the Town," and "to meet at Faneuil Hall at 
Five o'Clock in the evening of the said Day of Visitation, to Report 
the state of the Town." 3 Mch. 1, 1743-4, he was commissioned 
justice of the peace. 4 His house, on Leverett's Lane, was one of the 
few buildings in that vicinity spared by the great fire of 1760. 5 After 
Mrs. Waldo's death this house was sold to her brother, Arthur Savage. 6 

The esteem in which Waldo was held by his fellow townsmen was 
not shared by Gov. Shirley, as is evident from a letter which the 
latter wrote to his friend, Samuel Waldo [#>], in 1740; which is not 

1 " Collections of Worcester Society of Antiquity," vol. ii., p. 56. 

2 Worcester County Deeds, vol. xv., p. 135: "Worcester County History," Jewett, vol 
ii., p. 557. 

3 Report of Record Commissioners, vols, viii., pp. 117, 162; xii., pp. 20, 138, 250: xiv., p. 
112; xvii., pp. 129, 152, 182, 209. * « Massachusetts Civil List." 

5 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxxiv., p. 288. 

6 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xcviii.,p. 242. 


perhaps altogether to the discredit of Cornelius, for Shirley and 
Samuel Waldo were great schemers and politicians, and were then 
deep in their plot to have Gov. Belcher retired and to have Shirley 
appointed in his place. Probably Gov. Belcher would have said that 
Cornelius was quite justified in his distrust of the plotters. The 
following is an extract from the letter referred to : — 

" To Mr Sam' Waldo, Merchant, in London : to be sent back to Boston if 
he is not in England." Endorsed by Samuel Waldo: " W m . SMrley, Esq 16 
June 1740 answered." 

Boston, June 16, 1740" 

"Dear Sir, 

I have been very uneasy about your wary kinsman Cornelius's 

putting y mortgage to him privately on Record ag f his agreem* & promise to 
me as well as yself . Davenport found it out and told me of it w h . surprised 
and ruffled me at first. However I have convinced Davenport of y e Hon r and 
Justice of our Design. But it has got air w h for 3 or 4 days gave me great 
uneasiness — it was a little pitif ull Jealous piece of Behaviour ; and if he had 
in y e least appriz'd me of his Design I would have given him w th Mr. Hutch- 
inson security to have prevented his doing it as I told him since — I should 
not have mentioned to you ; But y l I find y e whole Town now knows it. A 
Demurring and overwary slow jealous man never was nor can make a Friend 
to any man y™ etc. W SHIRLEY." l 

Mr. Waldo's death is thus announced in the Boston News-Letter of 

June 7, 1753:— 

11 On Monday last died here after a painfull Illness Cornelius Waldo Esq: 
One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Suffolk. His 
remains are to be interred this afternoon." 

His will, dated Oct. 4, 1748, was probated Jan. 2, 1753 O. S. 

The following is an abstract of it : — 

"Just Debts and Funerall Charges" being first satisfied, to "dear and 
loving wife Faith Waldo" all household goods; to "children Cornelius, 
Thomas, John, Joseph and Daniel my five sons to each of them a good Beaver 
Hat and to my three daughters Faith Cookson, Elizabeth Austin the wife of 
Benjamin Austin and Lydia Austin wife of Timothy Austin to each a gold 
ring." Of remainder of estate one sixth part to wife and other five sixths 
parts to be improved by her for her support while she remains a widow and 
after her decease or second marriage what shall then remain of said five 
sixths parts to said five sons — each one sixth, except what the whole of said 
five sixths shall amount to more than £3500 old tenor and said overplus shall 
be divided into eight parts, three eighths to the three daughters and five 
eighths to the five sons, to each one eighth. Wife, Faith Waldo to be 
executrix. 2 

The inventory is as follows : — 

Boston, Apr. 26, 1754. 
Furniture, £1212. 6. 6 

Negro Woman, 200. 

Money, 188. 6. 2 

Brick House & Land in Boston, 400. 

1 From copy furnished by Cleveland Abbe [bdifeba]. 

2 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xlviii., p. 191. 























Garden and Wharf, 
Lott of Land, 
Land in Rutland, 
Land in Worcester, 
Land in Holden, 
Land in Watertown, 
Land in Plymouth, (cost) 
Sundries, not appraised, 

Land at the Eastward, 300 acres, was not appraised. 1 

After the death of the widow, commissioners were appointed Aug. 
16, 1760, to divide the real estate among the eight children, according 
to the terms of the will, and, Aug. 6, 1761, said commissioners 
reported their decision. Jan. 23, 1762, Thomas Waldo and John 
Waldo, merchants, both of Boston, were appointed "Administrators 
De Bonis Noii Gum Testamento Annexo on Estate of their late Father 
Cornelius Waldo " and also "Administrators on Estate of their late 
Mother Faith Waldo late of Boston, Widow, deceased." 2 

Mr. Waldo married Aug. 28, 1710, at Boston, 3 Faith, daughter of 
Thomas (Thomas) and Elizabeth (Scottow) Savage of Boston; born 
Oct. 30, 1683, at Boston; 4 died Feb. 3, 1760, at Boston. 5 She is 
named among the surviving children of Thomas Savage in a deed, 
dated Apr. 1, 1732, recorded in Suffolk Deeds, vol. lxviii., p. 55. 
Her grandfather, Thomas Savage, was son of William of Taunton, 
co. Somerset, England, and came in the t4 Planter " from London, Apr., 
1635. He married Faith, daughter of William and his wife, the noted 
Anne Hutchinson. He was captain of the Artillery company in 1651 
and several years after; representative in 1654 and some years more 
for Boston, besides various years for Hingham and Andover; was 
speaker 1659, '60, '71, '77 and '78; had chief command of the forces 
in King Philip's War at its opening and was assistant from 1680 to his 
death in 1682. His son, Thomas Savage, Jr., served for a short time 
in King Philip's War and was in command of one of the three regi- 
ments in Sir William Phips's expedition against Quebec in 1690. His 
wife, Elizabeth, was daughter of Joshua Scottow, who was brought 
from England about 1634 by his mother, Thomasine; joined the Artil- 
lery company in 1645, was its ensign in 1657 and captain afterwards. 
He was confidential agent for La Tour 1654-7, and a great proprietor 
at Scarborough after King Philip's War and was captain of the garrison 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xlix., p. 273. > Ibid., vol. lviii., p. 52. « Bpston Records. 
* Ibid. n Mas. of Daniel Waldo [cahf]. 


and magistrate for that region. 1 Cornelius and Faith Waldo were 
admitted to the First Church, Boston, Aug. 28, 1726. 2 

Children of Cornelius and Faith (Savage) Waldo. Born at Boston, 
Mass. :— 3 

caa. Elizabeth, born Nov. 17, 1711; died Aug. 22, 1714, at Boston; buried 
Aug. 4 (sic), probably 24. 4 

cab. Faith, born Jan. 1, 1713. 

cac. Cornelius, born Apr. 25, 1715. 

cad. Elizabeth, born Oct. 14, 1716. 

cae. Thomas, born Sept. 8, 1718; bapt. Sept. 14, at Old South Church. 

caf. John, born Oct. 30, 1720; bapt. Nov. 6, at Old South Church. 

cag. Joseph, born Jan. 11, 1722; bapt. Jan. 13, at Old South Church, 
cah. Daniel, born Oct. 29, 1724; bapt. Nov. 1, at Old South Church. 
cai. Lydia, born June 22, 1727 ; bapt. June 25, at First Church. 

cd. Rachel, daughter of Cornelius (Cornelius) and Faith (Peck) 
Waldo; born Apr. 20, 1690, at Dunstable, Mass., probably; 5 died 
Jan. 7, 1776, at Dedham, Mass., " in y e 87 th year of her age." 6 She 
removed to Dedham, probably at the outbreak of the Revolution. 
She married (by Rev. Benj. Wadsworth), Mch. 19, 1718-19, at 
Boston, 7 John, son of Edward (George) and Ann (Hall?) Durant of 
Boston; born Mch. 29, 1697, at Boston; 8 date of his death not 
learned, but he was certainly living Sept. 1, 1735, when with his wife 
he acknowledged the receipt of her mother's legacy. 9 There is no 
evidence that he was not the John Durant, living in the " Upper 
Part of Water Street," who was burned out by the great fire of 
1760, though it may have been his son John who suffered this misfor- 
tune. 10 Neither is it known whether it was he or his son who conveyed, 
Oct. 29, 1774, to Martha Salisbury, "a certain blacksmith shop on 
Batterymarch Street " n which was leased to said Durant, July 12, 1762. 
Sept. 6, 1726, John Durant had liberty granted him by the selectmen 
to build a " Toomb at the South Burying Place on the New Line," 
said tomb to be Number 35. 12 He was admitted to the First Church, 
Boston, Sept. 25, 1715. Rachel Waldo was admitted to the First 
Church, June 25, 1710. 

I " Savage's Gen. Dictionary," vol. iii., pp. 26-7, 39-40. 2 Records of First Church. 
» Boston Records. * Ibid. r> Ibid. ° " Dedham Records," vol. ii., p. 270. 

7 Boston Records. 8 Ibid. 9 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xxxii., p. 450. 
™ •« N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxxiv., p. 290. 

II Suffolk County Deeds, vol. cxxvi., p. 171. 

12 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. xiii., p. 158. 


Children of John and Rachel (Waldo) Durant. Born at Boston, 

Mass. : — ! 

a Faith, bom Jan. 19, 1719, bapt. Jan. 24, 1719, at First Church; died Oct. 
7 1775, at Dedham, Mass., to which town she removed with her mother, 
probably at the breaking out of the Revolution. She never married. 
She anci her mother joined the church at Dedham on their removal from 
Boston. She was buried in the old burying-ground at Dedham, Her 
epitaph reads as follows :— " Here lies buried the body of Miss Faith 
Durant, who was driven by the hand of tyranny from Boston, the place 
of her nativity. She departed this life Oct. y e 7 th , A. D. 1775. Aged 56 
years." 2 She was admitted to First Church, Boston, June 27, 1762. 3 

b. John, born Aug. 14, 1721, bapt. Aug. 20, 1721, at First Church; died June, 

1794, " aged 73," 4 at Boston probably. He apparently uever married. In 
April, 1792, he had a " backchamber " in the house of his cousin, Elizabeth 
Durant [cee], which was then devised by her to him for his life. 5 He was 
chosen constable at Boston in 1752, but declined to serve. 

c. Thomas, born 1724, bapt. Aug. 6, 1724, at First Church; died Aug. 9, 1725, 

at Boston. His death only is recorded. 

d. Rachel, born June 15, 1726, bapt. June 19, 1726, at First Church. No 

later record has been found of her. She probably died young. 

ce. Judith, daughter of Cornelius (Cornelius) and Faith (Peck) 
Waldo; born Jan. 25, 1691, at Boston; died Oct. 27, 1785, at 
Medford, Mass. She married, Mch. 31, 1715, at Boston (by Rev. 
Benjamin Wadsworth), Edward, son of Edward (George) and Ann 
(Hall?) Durant of Boston; born Mch. 2, 1694-5, at Boston; died 
Oct. 13, 1740, at Newton, Mass., u leaving a great estate." 6 His 
gravestone, in King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, is badly 

His father, Edward Durant, owned and kept the "Lamb Tavern," 
on the site of the present Adams House. Administration on the 
estate of " Edward Durant of Boston, Innholder," was granted to 
his sons, Samuel Durant, feltmonger, and Edward Durant, smith, 
both of Boston, Apr. 2, 1718. 7 

He was chosen constable at Boston Town Meeting, Mch. 11, 1722, 
and served. 8 By deed, dated June 3, 1728, Edward Durant, black- 
smith, bought an estate in Boston measuring " easterly on Newbury 
street 20 feet, northerly on Winter street 100 feet, westerly on an alley 
20 feet and southerly on land of Benjamin Pemberton 100 feet." 9 At 
a meeting of the selectmen of Boston, June 5, 1728, "In answer to 
the Petition of Edward Durant of Boston Blacksmith for Liberty of 

1 Boston Records. 2 " Dedham Records," vol. ii., p. 270. 3 First Church Records. 

4 Mass. Magazine. 5 Records of Rev. William Durant. 

8 Boston Records : Newton Records. " Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xx., p. 361. 

8 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. viii., p. 169. 

y Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xlii., p. 193. 


building a Dwelling House of Timber in Winter Street as Set forth 
in his Petition. Entred in the Book for Recording timber Buildings 
June 24th. Read and Granted." This petition was, for some reason, 
renewed July 3, and again granted on that date. 1 Durant mortgaged 
his estate on Winter Street after having built upon it, describing it as 
44 dwelling houses and land in the tenure of Mrs. Faith Waldo [c] 
and Capt. Thomas Child." 2 

After the birth of his youngest child, he removed to Newton, 
" with wife Judith and sons Edward, Thomas, Cornelius, and daughter 
Elizabeth." In 1734 he asked leave to build a pew in the meeting- 
house, which was refused. In 1732 he bought ninety-one acres of 
land in Newton for £1,800. At his death, he owned in Newton 
ninety-seven acres, a house and two barns; three dwelling-houses 
in Boston ; one hundred and thirty acres, with house and barn, in 
Worcester ; township in New Boston ; and three slaves ; in all 
£10,177. 10s. Son Thomas had a house in Boston, Cornelius the 
place in Worcester, Elizabeth a house in Boston, widow Judith a 
house in Boston, and Edward the homestead in Newton. 3 

He died intestate, and Judith Durant of Newton, widow, and 
Edward Durant of Worcester, were appointed administrators, their 
bond being dated Nov. 19, 1740. His estate was valued at £1597 : 
16:2 for the personal property, and at £9504 : for the real. Another 
account valued the real estate at £10,277 : 10 : ; and the estate was 
distributed between "the widow, Mrs. Judith Durant; Mr. Edward 
Durant, the eldest son; Mr. Thomas Durant, the 2d son; Mr. 
Cornelius Durant, the 3d. son; and Elizabeth Durant, the only 
daughter." 4 

Cambridge, April 6, 1741. "I appoint M r Judith Durant Guardian 
to Eliz a Durant in thirteenth year of her age. Tho 8 Durant in his 
eleventh year & Cornelius Durant in the ninth year of his age. 
Children of Capt. Edw d Durant late of Newton Dec d who is to become 
bound in Eight thousand pounds." Cornelius Waldo Surety. 5 

Judith Durant was admitted into the Old South Church, Dec. 6, 
1719. 6 

Children of Edward and Judith (Waldo) Durant. Born at Boston, 
Mass. : — 7 
a. Edward, born Feb. 7, 1715; died Apr. 10, 1782, at Newton. "He was a 

1 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. xiii., p. 176. 

2 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xliii., p. 90. 3 Jackson's " History of Newton," p. 268. 
* Middlesex County Probate Files. 6 Ibid. 8 Old South Church Records. 

7 Boston Records. 


leading, influential and patriotic citizen of Newton. Was Moderator of 
all town meetings 1765-1775, selectman four years, chairman of com- 
mittee to report instructions to the Delegates in 1765, Chairman of 
Committee of Correspondence 1774, Delegate to Provincial Congress 
1774 and 1775." l His homestead at Newton, inherited from his father, 
and long owned by the Keuricks, still stands on Nonantum Hill, with the 
Eliot Memorial on its grounds. He married (1), Sept. 15, 1735, at 
Newton, Anne, daughter of Capt. John (Abraham, John) and Ann Jack- 
son of Newton; horn June 15, 1714, at Newton; died Nov. 25, 1753, at 
Newton. He married (2), Nov. 28, 1754, at Newton, " Mrs." Mary Allen 
of Newton; born 1728; died Mch., 1790, at Boston. At the time of his 
father's death he was living in Worcester ; and, previous to the town 
meeting, held May 23, 1739, had taught school there, the money for his 
salary ^being provided for at that meeting. He probably returned to 
Newton soon after his father's death. 2 

Children, 3 by first wife, born a, b, d-h at Newton, c at Worcester, 
Mass. : — 

o. Anne, born Jan. 5, 1736. 

b. Edward, born Mch. 31, 1738. 

c. Abigail, born Feb. 18, 1739-40. 

d. Nathaniel, born July 13, 1742. 

e. Catharine, born Dec. 28, 1744. 
/. Thomas, born Mch. 18, 1746. 

g. John, born Dec. 19, 1749. 
h. Elizabeth, born Nov. 17, 1753. 
By second wife, born at Newton : — 
i. Martha, born Oct. 22, 1755. 
j. Allen, born May 11, 1757. 
k. Nathaniel, born June 28, 1760. 

b. Cornelius, born Mch. 25, 1718, bapt. Mch. 30, 1718, at Old South Church ; 

died Aug. 19, 1718, at Boston. 4 His gravestone, in King's Chapel Burying 
Ground, says, " died Aug. 23, 1718, aged 4 months, 23 days." 

c. Abigail, bapt. July 30, 1721, at Old South Church; died Aug. 18, 1721, 

aged 3 weeks. 5 

d. Judith, born May 27, 1723, bapt. May 26 (sic), 1723, at Old South Church; 

died young. 

e. Cornelius, born May 17, 1724, bapt. May 24, 1724, at Old South Church; 

died young. 

f. Elizabeth, born June 8, 1728, bapt. June 9, 1728, at Old South Church; 

died 1798, at Boston, unmarried. Her will, dated Apr. 10, 1792, was 
proved Oct. 9, 1798. She was admitted into the Old South Church Dec. 
28, 1755. 

g. Thomas, born Aug. 22, 1730, bapt. Aug. 30, 1730, at Old South Church; 

died in St. Croix, West Indies. He married (1), Nov. 21, 1751 at Boston, 6 
Ann, daughter of Richard and Sarah (Williams) Hunt of Boston ; died 
1761. He was living at the time of his marriage at Portsmouth, N. H., 

1 Jackson's " History of Newton," p. 269. 

8 Records of Rev. William Durant: Jackson's "History of Newton," pp. 268, 329: 
Newton Records : " Mass. Magazine " : Middlesex County Records. 

» Newton Records : Worcester Records. * Boston Records. 

6 Gravestone in King's Chapel Burying Ground. 

8 Boston Records give their intention Aug. 29, 1751, but in the records of their marriage 
at the New South Church he is called John ; that the latter is an error is proved by family 
records in the hands of descendants. 


11 a merchant," and continued to live there until after his wife's death, 
when he removed to St. Croix. He married (2), date unknown', 
at St. Croix, a widow whose maiden name was Sally Hallam, of the 
family of actors prominent both in London and the colonies about 
that time. Tradition runs that Sally Hallam, when about to join her 
parents on the London stage, married an Italian nobleman and went with 
him to Italy ; he died within a few years, and she took ship to England 
with her infant daughter ; a storm drove the ship far out of its course, 
and she with others, was rescued by Thomas Durant, then returning 
from Boston to his St. Croix plantation. The date of her death is 
unknown. 1 

Children, 2 by first wife, born at Portsmouth :— 

a. Anna, born 1752 or '53; bapt. Jan. 5, 1755, at North Church ; 3 

died June, 1815, at sea. 

b. Thomas, bapt. Mch. 14, 1756, at North Church; 4 died young. 

c. Sarah, bapt. Oct. 23, 1757; 5 died early in 1816, unmarried. 

d. Cornelius, died in St. Croix, unmarried. 

By second wife, born at St. Croix : — 

e. Lewis-Edward, died before 1812. 

/. Thomas, born about 1769 ; died June 3, 1827, in St. Croix. 

g. Mary, born Apr. 22, 1771 ; died Sept. 3, 1812, at Framingham, 

h. John- Waldo, born about 1774; died about 1826. 

h. Cornelius, born June 7, 1732, bapt. June 11, 1732, at Old South Church; 
died May 5, 1812, at Boston; buried 24 Chapel Ground. 6 He married 
(1), 1766 (?)— at Boston (?) — Mary, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth 
(Shore) Tothill of Boston, and widow of Richard Hunt of Boston, whom 
she married Apr. 21, 1748, at Boston. 7 She was born Sept. 10, 1729, at 
Boston ; 8 date of death unknown. Her first husband was brother of 
Ann Hunt, who married Thomas Durant [ceg]. He, being then of St. 
Croix, married (2), May 20, 1786, at Boston, 9 " Miss Maria Fenno of 
Boston," whose birth aud parentage have not been learned. She died 
Aug. 5, 1789, at "Little Cambridge," Mass. 10 

Child, by second wife, born at Boston : — 
a. Maria-Cornelia, bapt. Mch. 29, 1789, at Hollis Street Church. 11 

da. Susannah, daughter of Daniel (Cornelius) and Susannah 
(Adams) Waldo; born 1684 at Dunstable, Mass. 12 The date of her 
death has not been found. She married Jan. 17, 1705-6, at Bridge- 
water, Mass. (by Elihu Brett, J. P.)? 13 Richard, son of John (John) 
and Elizabeth (Everden) Field of Providence, 1637, and of Bridge- 
water after 1655; H born May 17, 1677, at Bridgewater; died Sept. 

I Records of Rev. William Durant. * Ibid. s Records of North Church, Portsmouth. 
4 Ibid. ■ Ibid. 6 Boston Records. 7 Ibid . 8 Ibid. • Mass. Centinel, May 24, 1786. 

10 Independent Chronicle. 

II Rev. William Durant of Saratoga Springs, N. Y., has furnished much information of 
the Durant family. 

12 " History of the Old Township of Dunstable," p. 261. 

13 Bridgewater Records : " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xvi., p. 226. 

14 " Savage's Gen. Diet.," vol. ii., p. 156. 


1725, at Bridgewater. 1 Mitchell's " History of Briclgewater " says 
that his father, John Field, settled in West Bridgewater about 1677. 

Children of Richard and Susannah (Waldo) Field. Born at Bridge- 
water, Mass. : — 2 

a. Zobiah, born Mch. 28, 1705; died Apr. 3, 1707, at Bridgewater. 

b. Zebulon, born Aug. 23, 1707; died 1797, at Taunton. His will, dated Jan. 

4, 1778, was probated Aug. 1, 1797. He lived at Taunton. He married 
(1), Nov. 14, 1733, at Bridgewater, 3 Anna, daughter of Joseph (Joseph, 
Bichard) and Mary (Gilbert) Williams of Taunton; born Jan. 18, 1710-11, 
at Taunton; died 1744, at Taunton. She was party to a deed, dated Feb. 
23, 1739, proved in court Nov. 4, 1744, after her death. Her youngest 
child, Mary, was born 1743. 4 He married (2), Feb. 22, 1750, at Norton, 
Mass., Patience, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (White) Wetherell of 
Norton; born Sept. 3, 1728; died 1798, at Taunton (?). She was 
appointed executrix of her husband's will, probated Aug. 1, 1797; but 
Mch. 6, 1798, her son-in-law, Ephraim Wilbore, was appointed executor. 5 

Children, 6 by first wife : — 

a. Richard, married Rachel Clapp. 

b. Zebulon, married (1) Charity Lincoln. 

c. Elizabeth, married Peter Presho. 

d. Zibiah, married Abiel Dean. 

e. Anna, married Elkanah Woodward. 

/. Mary, born 1743; married Daniel Knapp. 
By second wife : — 

g. James, married Mary Drew. 

h. John. 

i. Jude, married Abigail Carpenter. 

j. Wealthy, married James Leonard. 

k. Solomon, born 1767. 

I. Hannah, married Ephraim Wilbore. 

m. Rachel. 

n. Lydia. 

o. Patience. 

p. Ruth, married Daniel Austin. 

q. Nathaniel, born Jan. 3, 1751. 

c. Mary, born Oct. 5, 1709; married Mch. 16, 1749, at Bridgewater, 7 Samuel 

Noyes. There is nothing further of them in the town records. They 
perhaps removed to Abington, Mass., but Samuel Noyes of Abington, in 
his will of 1772, calls his wife Hannah. 

d. Richard, born Oct. 21, 1711. Nothing has been learned of him. 

e. Jabez, born Sept. 29, 1713. His death is not recorded at Bridgewater, 

but Kingman says that he died 1804. 8 He married Feb. 25, 1745 at 
Bridgewater, Mary, daughter of Ephraim (Edward, John) and Martha 

i Bridgewater Records. * Ibid. * Ibid. * Boston Evening Transcript, Nov. 22 1899 

5 Ibid., Nov. 22 and 29, and Dec. 19, 1899. 

6 Children of first wife from division of her real estate in 1797, of second wife from his 
will : bee also « Field Genealogy," p. 172. * Bridgewater Records. 

8 " Family Registers of North Bridgewater," p. 500. 

da] third GENERATION. 81 

(Snell) Fobes of Bridgewater, born Sept. 23, 1722, at Bridge water. 1 Her 
death is not recorded. They lived at Bridgewater. 

Children, born at Bridgewater :— - 2 

a. Fobes, 3 born Mch. 5, 1747; died 1826, unmarried. 

b. Susanna, born Nov. 9, 1748; married Moses Cary. 

c. Richard, born July 22, 1751 ; married Rebecca Harris. 

d. William, born July 28, 1753; married Jemima Keith. 

e. Ephraim, born Oct. 19, 1755 ; married Ruby Brett. 
/. Daniel, born Sept. 20, 1758 ; married Hannah Snell. 
g. Barzilla, born Dec. 6, 1760 ; married Patty Packard. 
h. Bethuel, born Aug. 23, 1763. 4 

i. Waldo, not recorded, but named by Mitchell and Kingman. 

/. Ruth, born Aug. 6, 1715; died Apr. 30, 1768, at Bridgewater. 5 The town 
records also say that she died Nov. 22, 1723, but this is an error, and the 
entry should probably have been made against either her brother Richard 
or Zachariah, of whom nothing further has been learned. She married 
(1), Nov. 24, 1737, at Bridgewater, 6 Israel, son of Israel ( Zacchcus, 
Samuel) and Hannah Packard of Bridgewater; born Apr. 1, 1717, at 
Bridgewater; died Apr. 20, 1752, at Bridgewater. 7 Their five children 
all died within five months of their father. She married (2), Jan. 30, 
1754, 8 at Bridgewater, Joseph, son of Thomas (John, William) and Mary 
(Hayward) Ames of Bridgewater, born May 6, 1711, at Bridgewater. 9 
His first wife was her cousin, Susanna Littlefield [dec]. After the death 
of his second wife he married (3), 1768, at Bridgewater, Abial (or Abigail), 
daughter of Samuel (Samuel, Mark) and Abial (Lazell) Lathrop, and 
widow, first of Israel Alger, Jr., and second of Jonathan Bosworth. By 
her he had three children — Olive, James and Fiske. 10 See dec. 

Children, by first husband, born at Bridgewater :— " 

a. Cornelius, born Sept. 12, 1738; died Mch. 2, 1751-2. 

b. Zephaniah, born May 1, 1740; died Apr. 5, 1752. 

c. Adin, born Apr. 15, 1743; died Feb. 14, 1751-2. 

d. Eldad, born Feb. 18, 1745-6; died Feb. 21, 1751-2. 

e. Phebe, born Mch. 30, 1748 ; died Feb. 29, 1751-2. 

By second husband, born at Bridgewater :— 12 

/. Zephaniah. 
g. Sarah. 

g. Zachariah, born Sept. 13, 1717. Nothing has been learned of him. 

h. Zobiah, bom March 14, 1719. Kingman says Mch. 4, and also says " died 

Nov. 26, 1722," which date is given by the town records to the death of 

the next child, Susannah. 
i. Susannah, born Aug. 5, 1761 (Kingman says Aug. 6) ; died Nov. 26, 1722. 
j. Mercy, born Apr. 17, 1723; date of her death unknown; married Jan. 29, 

1746-7, at Bridgewater, 13 Archibald, son, probably, of Gain Robinson of 

' Bridgewater Records. 2 Ibid. 

3 So recorded, but Mitchell and Kingman call him Jabez-Fobes. 

♦ " Family Registers of North Bridgewater," say Aug. 28. » Bridgewater Records. 6 Ibid. 
» Ibid. 8 " Early Massachusetts Marriages," vol. ii. p. 123. 9 Bridgewater Records. 
10 " History of Bridgewater," p. 102. ll Bridgewater Records. 
12 Their births are recorded without dates. » Bridgewater Records. 


Bridgewater by his first wife, and born probably in Ireland. They per- 
haps removed from Bridgewater after the birth of their second child. 1 

Children, born at Bridgewater :— 2 

a. Robert, born Jan. 9, 1747. 

b. John, born Dec. 8, 1749. 

k. Susanna, born Mav 8, 1725; died Aug. 6, 1758, at Bridgewater. 3 She 
married Oct. 16, 1746, at Bridgewater, 4 Nathan, son of Samuel ( hamuel, 
Samuel, William) and Hannah Hartwell of Bridgewater; born May 31, 
1724, at Bridgewater; 5 died Jan. 27, 1811, at Bridgewater. 6 He is said, 
by Mitchell, to have married (2), 1761, Betty Cushman; but this marriage 
is not recorded in the town records. He married (3), June 19, 1762, at 
Bridgewater, 7 Sarah Bonney of Bridgewater or of Pembroke, Mass. By 
her he had a son, Nathan, born Oct. 11, 1765, at Easton, Mass. 8 

Children, born at Bridgewater :— 9 
a. Zilpha, born Oct. 25, 1747. 
6. Hannah, born Feb. 26, 1749-50. 

c. Susanna, born Feb. 11, 1752. 

d. Mary, born July 3, 1753. 

e. Daniel, born Oct. 11, 1755. 

/. Susanna, 2d, born May 23, 1758. 

db. Hannah, daughter of Daniel (Cornelius) and Susanna 
(Adams) Waldo; born July 17, 1687, at Dunstable, Mass.; 10 died 
Oct. 18, 1777, at Bridgewater. She married Feb. 3, 1708-9, at 
Bridgewater, Ephraim, son of Francis (John) and Hannah (Brett) 
Cary of Bridgewater; born 1679 (?), at Bridgewater; died July 18, 
1765, at Bridgewater. His grandfather, John Cary, is said to have 
come from Somersetshire, Eng. (Savage says from the neighborhood 
of Bristol), and settled in Duxbury, Mass., in 1639. He was an 
original proprietor and one of the original settlers of Bridgewater, 
and was the first town clerk. The name was originally Carew, but its 
spelling soon followed the English pronunciation. 11 

They are buried in the old graveyard at East Bridgewater. The 
following are the inscriptions on their gravestones : — 12 

"Here lies buried Lt. Ephraim Cary, died July 18, 1765 in y« 88 year 
of his age." 

"In memory of Mrs. Hannah, y e wife of Lt. Ephraim Cary; She 
died Oct. y e 18 th 1777 in the 91 8 < year of her age. 

I " History of Bridgewater," p. 287. * Bridgewater Records. 3 Ibid. * Ibid. 

6 Family Records of Mrs. George F. Hodges. « Bridgewater Records. 7 Ibid. 8 Ibid. 
n Ibid. w Records of Clerk of Middlesex County. 

II Bridgewater Records : " History of Bridgewater,"p. 130: " Family Registers of North 
Bridgewater," p. 463: " Savage's Gen. Diet.," vol. i., p. 344. 

12 " Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater," p. 204. 


Children of Ephraim and Hannah (Waldo) Cary. Born at Bridge- 
water, Mass. : — x 

a. Mehetabel, born Dec. 3, 1709; date of her death not learned. She 

married (1), Jan. 7, 1729-30, at Bridgewater, 2 Benjamin, son of Samuel 
(Samuel) and Mary (Alden) Allen of Bridgewater; born Sept. 22, 1702, 
at Bridgewater ; 3 died about 1754, in which year his estate was settled 
among his children. Mary Alden, mother of Benjamin Allen, was grand- 
daughter of Capt. John Alden, the Pilgrim. Mrs. Mehetabel Allen 
married (2), May 27, 1756, at Bridgewater, 4 Caleb Washburn, of whom 
nothing has been learned. 

Children, by first husband, born at Bridgewater : — 5 

a. Hannah, born Jan. 24, 1730-1. 

b. Benjamin, born Jan. 30, 1732-3. 

c. Ephraim, born Jan. 14, 1734-5. 

d. Mehetabel, born 1737. 6 

b. Ezra, born Mch. 31, 1710; died 1778, in Pennsylvania. 7 He is said, by 

Mitchell, 8 to have removed to New Jersey. " Cary Memorials " says that 
he removed from New Jersey to western Pennsylvania, where he died. 
He married Feb. 8, 1736-7, at Bridgewater, 9 Mary, daughter of Col. John 
and Ann (Quincy) Holman of Bridgewater; bapt. Oct. 4, 1713, at Milton, 
Mass. 10 

Child, born at Bridgewater : — " 

a. Sarah, born Sept. 26, 1737. 

c. Zachariah, born Jan. 4, 1712-13; died 1788, 12 at North Bridgewater, to 

which parish he removed soon after his marriage. He married, Nov. 11, 
1742, at Bridgewater, 13 Susanna, daughter of Capt. Jonathan (Samuel, 
John, Samuel) and Susanna (Byram) Bass of East Bridgewater; born 
Nov. 9, 1722, at Braintree, Mass. ;" date of her death not learned. 

Children, born at Bridgewater : — 15 

a. Bethuel, born April 6, 1744. 

b. Jonathan, born Jan. 6, 1745-6. 

c. Ezra, born Apr. 7, 1749. 

d. Mehetable, born Apr. 20, 1752. 

e. Susanna, born Dec. 14, 1755. 
/. Daniel, born June 11, 1758. 
g. Luther, born May 12, 1761. 

d. Ephraim, born Nov. 12, 1714; died Dec. 20, 1791, at Bridgewater. 16 He mar- 

1 Bridgewater Records. See also "History of Bridgewater:" •'Family Registers of 
North Bridgewater: " " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xlv., p. 14. 

2 Bridgewater Records: " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xlv., p. 14, says Jan. 1. 
« Bridgewater Records. 4 Ibid. 6 Ibid. 

6 " History of Bridgewater," p. 95. Her birth is not recorded in the town records. 

7 " Cary Memorials," p. 52. 8 " History of Bridgewater," p. 132. 

9 Bridgewater Records. 10 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxiii., p. 19. 

11 Bridgewater Records. "History of Bridgewater" gives him Shepard, born 1742: 
"Cary Memorials" gives him Ezra, born 1735; Luther, born 1737; Calvin, born 1739; 
Ephraim born 1741. None of these are recorded at Bridgewater. 

12 " History of Bridgewater," p. 132. 13 Bridgewater Records. 

i* Braintree Records. 15 Bridgewater Records. 1G "Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater," p. 204. 


ri^d m Nov 22, 1736, at Bridgewater, 1 Susanna, daughter of Ebenezer 
r Isaac Joseph, John) and Anna (Keith) Alden of East Bridgewater ; born 
Apr 9, 1719? at Bridgewater;' died Men. 18, 1783, at East Bridgewater.' 
He married (2), May 21, 1784, at Bridgewater, 4 Mary, daughter of Josiah 
and Martha (Howard) Williams of Bridgewater^ and widow of, Josiah 
Kingman of Easton, Mass., whom she married Nov. 16, 1737, .at Bridge- 
water. 5 She was born Apr. 30, 1718, at Bridgewater; 6 and died 1803, at 
Bridgewater. 7 
Children, by first wife, born at Bridgewater :— 8 

a. Anna, bor n Aug. 18, 1739. 

b. Azubah, bo rn Nov. 30, 1740. 

c. Phebe, born Aug. 22, 1742. 

d. Ephraim, born Sept. 25, 1746. 

e. Ephraim, 2nd, born July 7, 1748. 
/. Susannah, born June 8, 1750. 

g. Huldah, born May 9, 1752. 
h. Daniel, born Jan. 14, 1754. 

e. Daniel, born Sept. 9, 1716; date of his death unknown. He removed to 
New Jersey after the birth of his oldest son and "bought a large 
farm extending from Black river eastward, running up the mountain 
slope on Suckasuuny Plains, Morris county, N. J., where he died at an 
advanced age." 9 He married Jan. 28, 1741, at Bridgewater, 10 Martha, 
daughter of John (Jonathan, John) and Experience Gary of Bridgewater; 
born May 5, 1721, at Bridgewater; u date of her death not known. 

Children, born, a at Bridgewater, Mass., 12 b-e in New Jersey :— l3 

a. Lewis, born 1742. 

b. Abel, born 1744. 

c. Hannah, born Apr. 26, 1747. 

d. Polly, born 1749. 

e. Phebe, born 1751. 

dc. Bethiah, daughter of Daniel (Cornelius) and Susanna 
(Adams) Waldo; born Aug. 20, 1688, at Chelmsford, Mass.; 14 date 
of her death not learned. She married (1), Dec. 6, 1711 (by Rev. 
Samuel Niel), at Braintree, Mass., 15 Edmund Littlefield, Jr., of 
Braintree, son of Edmund and Elizabeth (Mott) Littlefield of 
Braintree ; born 1692, at Braintree. 16 He died May 27, 1717, at 
Braintree; 17 and October 17, 1717, Bethiah Littlefield, widow, and 
Edmund Littlefield, both of Braintree, were appointed administrators 
on the estate of Edmund Littlefield of Braintree, deceased. The 

1 Bridgewater Records. a Ibid. 5 " Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater," p. 204. 

4 " Early Massachusetts Marriages," vol. ii.,p. 143. 6 Bridgewater Records. "' Ibid. 

I " History of Bridgewater," p. 133: " Cary Memorials," p. 53, ignores the second mar- 
riage, and says the first wife died in 1803. 8 Bridgewater Records. 

9 " Cary Memorials," p. 53. 

10 Bridgewater Records: " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xlv., p. 14. 

II Bridgewater Records. 

" " History of Bridgewater," p. 131. « " Cary Memorials," p. 53. l * Chelmsford Records. 

16 Braintree Records. 10 Records of George E. Littlefield, Boston, Mass. 

17 Braintree Records. 


inventory of his estate was £254: 15:0. May 8, 1719, the account 
of "Bethiah Littlefield surviving administrator of the estate of her 
Husband Edmund Littlefield of Braintry Yeoman deceased," was 
approved. In it she claims allowances for " maintenance of son 
Daniel a year and a half from my Husbands death he being then 
about 4 yrs & 2 ds. (sic), of Daughter Easter at a year and a half she 
being abt a year and a half old, & of Daughter Susanna the same time 
she being about 8 mo. old at her Fathers decease." l She married (2), 
1719, 2 Thomas, son of Dea. Joseph ( Thomas ) and Hannah (Mitchell) 
Hayward of Bridgewater; born Mch. 6, 1686-7, at Bridgewater ; 3 
date of his death not learned. "They lived," says Mitchell, "where 
the Rev. Dr. Reed lived, in West Bridgewater." 

Children of Edmund and Bethiah (Waldo) Littlefield. Born at 
Braintree, Mass. : — 4 

a. Daniel, born Oct. 13, 1712; died Apr. 6, 1800, at Easton, Mass. 5 He mar- 

ried (1), Dec. 5, 1732, at Bridgewater, 8 Rebecca, daughter of Josiah aud 
Martha (Howard) Williams of Taunton and Bridgewater; born Dec. 25, 
1715, at Bridgewater; 7 date of death unknown. He married (2), Sept. 
15, 1772, Widow Mercy Randall, who died Feb. 26, 1778. He married (3), 
Oct. 8, 1778, Widow Abial Williams ; born 1734; died May 3, 1815, at 
Easton. 8 

Children, born at Bridgewater :— 9 

a. Edmund, born Mch. 17, 1733. 

b. Mary, born Sept. 30, 1734. 

c. Daniel, born Oct. 23, 1737. 

d. Rebecca, born Dec. 31, 1739. 

e. Bethia, born May 18, 1742. 

/. Martha, born Sept. 30, 1744; died May, 1745. 

g. Seth, born Mch. 19, 1746. 

h. Susanna, born Dec. 27, 1747. 

i. Martha, born May 15, 1750. 

j. Ruben, born Apr. 19, 1753; died May, 1753. 

k. Silence, born May 18, 1754. 

I. Adam, born April 19, 1758. 

b. Esther, born Nov. 6, 1714, at Braintree; 10 married June 23, 1731, at Bridge- 

water, 11 Samuel Soper of Bridgewater. His birth and parentage have 
not been learned, neither has the date of his death nor that of his wife. 
They lived at Bridgewater. Esther Soper, who may have been the widow 
or the daughter, married about 1754, Seth Briggs of Berkeley, Mass. 12 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xx., pp. GO, 61, 452, 453. 

a Mitchell's " History of Bridgewater," pp. 179, 320. The marriage is not recorded in 
either Braintree or Bridgewater, and Mitchell mentions her by her maiden name. 
8 Bridgewater Records. * Braintree Records. 5 Records of George E. Littlefield. 
8 Bridgewater Records. 7 Ibid. 8 Records of George E. Littlefield. 
• Bridgewater Records. ,0 Braintree Records. « Bridgewater Records. 
u " History of Bridgewater," p. 304. 


Children, born at Bridgewater :— l 

a. Edmund, born Dec. 26, 1731. 

b. Hannah, born Feb. 25, 1733. 

c. Asa, born Oct. 29, 1734. 

d. Samuel, born Men. 22, 1736. 

e. Esther, born May 10, 1738. 

/. Oliver, born Men. 6, 1739-40. 

g. Amasa, born July 20, 1742. 

h. Salter, born Mcb. 10, 1744. 

i. Sarah, born Dec. 13, 1745. 

j. James, born Oct. 29, 1747. 

k. Silence, born Jan. 26, 1749-50. 

c. Susanna, born Oct., 1716, at Braintree probably, but not recorded; died 

June 1, 1753, at Bridgewater; married July 6, 1736, at Bridgewater, 
Joseph, son of Thomas (John, William) and Mary (Hayward) Ames of 
Bridgewater; born May 6, 1711, at Bridgewater; date of his death not 
learned. 2 He married (2), Jan. 30, 1754, 3 at Bridgewater, Ruth, daugh- 
ter of Richard and Susannah (Waldo) Field of Bridgewater [daf] and 
widow of Israel Packard. She was own cousin of his first wife. He 
had by her two children, and after her death, Apr. 30, 1768, he married 
. (3), 1768, 4 Abigail, daughter of Samuel (Samuel, Mark) and Abial 
(Lazell) Lathrop and widow, first of Israel Alger, Jr., second of Jona- 
than Bosworth. By her he had three children -Olive, James and Fiske. 
See daf. 

Children, born at Bridgewater :— a 

a. Phebe, born Mch. 8, 1736-7. 

b. Ebenezer, born Mch. 15, 1738-9. 

c. Nathaniel, born Feb. 10, 1740-1. 

d. Elijah, born Jan. 7, 1742-3. 

e. Susannah, born Dec. 8, 1744. 
/. Joseph, born May 24, 1747. 
g. Bethia, born July 1, 1749. 

h. William, born June 1, 1751. 

Children of Thomas and Bethiah (Waldo) Hayward. Born at 
Bridgewater, Mass. : — 6 

d. Edmund— twin of Jane,— born May 12, 1720; died Feb. 12, 1781, at Bridge- 

water. 7 His estate was settled, says Mitchell, in 1781. He married, Aug. 
22, 1751, at Bridgewater, 8 Anna, daughter of Josiah (Josiah, Thomas) 
and Abigail (Fobes) Snell of Bridgewater; born 1732, 9 at Bridgewater; 
died May 14, 1776, at Bridgewater, " in y e 45 th year of her age." ,0 They 
lived at Bridgewater, and were buried in the Powder House Graveyard. 

Children, born at Bridgewater : — n 

a. Mary, born Feb. 3, 1753. 

b. Isaiah, born Oct. 1, 1755. 

1 Bridgewater Records. 

2 Ibid. s " Early Massachusetts Marriages," vol. ii., p. 123. 

* " History of Bridgewater," p. 102. b Bridgewater Records. 6 Ibid. 
7 " Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater," p. 38. 8 Bridgewater Records. 

9 " History of Bridgewatar," p. 296. , 

10 Bridgewater Records : " Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater," p. 38. " Bridgewater Records, 


c. Waldo ! , born Men. 27, 1758. 

d. Edmund, born Apr. 18, 1762. 

e. Elijah, born Nov. 11, 1763. 

f. Anna, born Apr. 29, 1766. 

g. Lebbbus, born Apr. 2, 1768. 
h. Hannah, born Nov. 15, 1770. 

e. Jane — twin of Edmund, — born May 12, 1720; date of her death unknown. 
She married, Aug. 7, 1750, at Bridgewater, 1 Benjamin, son of Benjamin 
(Benjamin, Michael) and Mary (Cowan) Pierce of Scituate; born Dec. 
4, 1721, at Scituate; died there June, 1768. His first wife was Charity, 
daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Field) Howard of Bridgewater ; born 
1721; date of death unknown; whom he married in 1742. By her he 
had two children : — Benjamin, born, Mch. 1, 1746; and Jonathan, born 
Feb. 18, 1748. His second wife survived him, and was made guardian of 
the children. 2 

Children, born at Scituate : — 3 

a. Thomas-Haywakd, born June 12, 1753. "Thomas" and "Hay- 

wood " are given, by F. C. Pierce, as two children ; but this 
is probably an error. Thomas had either a. middle name or 
changed his name to Hayward. He is called Hayward in 
Scituate birth records. 

b. Caleb, born Aug. 7, 1755. 

/. Elijah, born Feb. 10, 1721-2; died July 31, 1800, at Bridgewater; 4 mar- 
ried Feb. 14, 1750-1, at East Bridgewater, 5 Silence, daughter of John 
(Thomas) and Susanna (Packard) Snell of Bridgewater; born 1728, at 
Bridgewater; 6 died Oct. 22, 1802, at Bridgewater. 7 

Children, born at Bridgewater : — 8 

a. Silence, born Oct. 17, 1751. 

b. Elijah, born Dec. 6, 1752. 

c. Rebecca, born April 17, 1754. 

d. Luther, born Sept. 5, 1758. 

g. Hannah, born Dec. 5, 1723; date of her death unknown; married Nov. 
22, 1744, at Bridgewater, 9 her cousin, Oliver Cheney of Pomfret, Com. 
See dfb. 

h. Bithiah, born Sept. 14, 1725; died Feb. 16, 1783, at Bridgewater; 10 married 
Nov. 28, 1754, at Bridgewater, 11 Zephaniah, son of Thomas (Benjamin, 
John) and Mary (Kinsley) Willis of Bridgewater; born May 14, 1733, at 
Bridgewater;' 2 died there Aug. 4, 1776. He is buried in Vernon Street 
Graveyard. 13 

Child, born at Bridgewater : — u 

a. Zephaniah, born Feb. 24, 1757; died Mch. 6, 1847, at Kingston, 

1 Bridgewater Records. * " Pedigree of Capt. Michael Pierce," pp. 50-1. 

3 Scituate Records. * Bridgewater Records : " Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater," p. 35. 

6 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xlv., p. 143: Bridgewater Records. 

6 " History of Bridgewater," p. 295. 

7 Bridgewater Records : " Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater," p. 35, says Oct. 22, 1803. 

8 Bridgewater Records. 9 Ibid. 10 " Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater," p. 19. 
" Bridgewater Records. 12 Ibid. 

13 " Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater," p. 110. » Bridgewater Records. 



Rebecca, born Aug. 24, 1727; date cf death unknown; married Oct. 19, 
1759, at Bridgewater, Isaac, son of Isaac (Comfort, John) and Mary 
Willis of Bridgewater; born Apr. 30, 1731, at Bridgewater; date of 
death unknown. 1 

Children, born at Bridgewater :— 2 

a. Isaac, born Aug. 26, 1760; died May 16, 1762. 

b. Isaac, born Sept. 11, 1762. 

c. Thomas, born Jan. 11, 1765; died Apr. 23, 1785, at Bridgewater. 3 

de. Rebecca, daughter of Daniel ( Cornelius) and Susanna 
(Adams) Waldo; born Feb. 5, 1693-4, at Chelmsford, Mass.; 4 died 
May 21, 1753, at Pomfret, Conn., " in ye 61 Year of her age." 5 She 
married, Feb. 12, 1728, at Pomfret, 6 Capt. Leicester, son of John 
and Esther Grosvenor of Roxbury, Mass.; born 1677, at Rox- 
bury; died Sept. 8, 1759, at Pomfret, " in ye 83 d year." 7 John 
Grosvenor came, according to family tradition, from county Chester, 
Eng., and settled in Roxbury about 1670; his wife is said to have 
been the daughter of Hugh Clark of Watertown, but is not mentioned 
in the genealogy of that family. She was perhaps born in Roxbury, 
after Hugh removed to that town. Leicester, after his father's 
death, removed, in 1700, with his mother and four brothers, to 
Pomfret, and became a prominent man there. He was selectman 
1713-16, '18, '21, '23-6, '28-30, '33-6, '41 and '43; and high- 
way surveyor in 1723. He married his first wife, Mary Hubbard, 
at Woodstock, Conn., Jan. 16, 1711-12. 8 She died May 14, 1724, at 
Pomfret, aged 37 years. 9 By her he had six children, all born in 
Pomfret, 10 viz.: — Esther, born Oct. 27, 1712; Jerusha, born Apr. 
15, 1714; Mary, born Dec. 28, 1715; Anna, born May 27, 1719; 
Zerviah, born June 24, 1721 ; Sarah, born June 1, 1723. 

Leicester Grosvenor and Mary his wife were admitted to the Church 
in Pomfret Apr. 17, 1716. Rebecca Waldo was admitted Aug., 1727. H 
The will of Leicester Grosvenor, dated Jan. 23, 1754, probated Oct. 
2, 1759, names — son Leicester, Jr., of Pomfret; daughter Easter 
Tarbell, wife of John Tarbell of Sturbridge ; daughter Mary Paine, 
wife of Ebenezer Paine of Woodstock ; daughter Ann Wheeler, wife 
of Jonah Wheeler of Pomfret; daughter Zerviah Lyon, wife of 
Samuel Lyon of Pomfret ; and daughter Rebecca Grosvenor, single- 
woman. 19 

1 Bridgewater Records. 2 Ibid. » " Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater," p. 20. 

* Chelmsford Records. 5 Pomfret Records : Gravestone. « Pomfret Records. 

7 Pomfret Records : Gravestone. 8 " Early Connecticut Marriages," vol. i., p. 105. 

9 Pomfret Records : Gravestone. "» Pomfret Records. « Pomfret Church "Records. 

" Pomfret Probate Records, vol. i., p. 146. 


The first military company was formed in Pomfret in 1710, and 
Leicester Grosvenor was appointed sergeant. In 1714 he was made 
ensign, and in 1721 he was chosen lieutenant. In later years he was 
called captain. 1 

He and his two wives are buried in the old burying-ground in 

Children of Leicester and Rebecca (Waldo) Grosvenor. Born at 
Pomfret, Conn. : — 2 


Leicester, born Oct. 4, 1729; date of death not learned; married Sept. 
20, 1753, at Pomfret, his cousin, Esther, daughter of John and Esther 
(Waldo) Weld of Pomfret [dga] ; born July 30, 1728, at Pomfret. The 
date of her death has not been learned. They lived in Pomfret. 

Children, born in Pomfret :— 3 

a. Theophilus, born July 29, 1755. 

b. Resolved, born Aug. 24, 1757. 

c. Esther, born August 9, 1759. 

d. f Leicester, ) . . ,,,-,„. 

e. {rebeckah;} born Aug. 11, 1761. 

/. Richard, born Apr. 6, 1765. 
g. Mary, born June 3, 1768. 
h. Lucy, born Nov. 15, 1770. 

b. Rebeckah, born Nov. 30, 1732; unmarried Jan. 23, 1754. 

df. Marah, daughter of Daniel (Cornelius) and Susanna 
(Adams) Waldo; born Feb. 10, 1695-6, at Chelmsford, Mass.; 4 
died Dec. 2, 1787, at Pomfret, Conn. ; 5 married May 3, 1720, at 
Pomfret, 6 Abiel, son of William (Thomas, William) and Rebecca 
(Newell) Cheney of Roxbury, Mass.; born May 21, 1695, at Rox- 
bury ; 7 died Mch, 20, 1785, at Pomfret. 8 Being a posthumous child, 
he was put under guardianship of Daniel Holbrook of Roxbury, and 
was by him brought up to be a blacksmith. He worked at his trade 
for some time in Boston, but Feb. 18, 1716-17, he sold all his lands 
in Roxbury to his brother William and removed to Pomfret, where, 
at a town meeting held Dec. 2, 1717, " Mr. Abiel Cheney is voted and 
Mr. Daniel Waldo \d~\ & Mr. Nehemiah Sabin are voted Inhabitants 
of the Town of Pomfret." 9 

He resided, first, south of the Nashamoquet, on land bought of 
Major Fitch, east of Newichewanna Brook. 10 He held several town 

1 " Hist, of Windham County," vol. i., pp. 190, 201, 208. 2 Pomfret Records. 3 Ibid. 
4 Chelmsford Records. r> Pomfret Records. 6 Ibid. 

7 Roxbury Records : " Cheney Genealogy," p. 60. 

8 Pomfret Records : Erroneously given 1787 in " Cheney Genealogy." 

9 Pomfret Records. 10 " Hist, of Windham County," vol. i., p. 205. 



offices — fence-viewer, 1722; toller, 1723; hay ward, 1723; lister, 
1725; collector, 1730; highway surveyor, 1732; constable, 1733 ; 
brander, 1739; grand- juryman, 1749. 1 Soon after he arrived he was 
licensed as a tavern-keeper and probably combined that business with 
his blacksmithing. He and his wife were admitted to the Church at 
Pomfret, June, 1727. 2 They are buried in the old burying-ground at 
Pomfret among the Waldos. The following is the inscription on 
their gravestone : — 

11 In Memory of Cornet Abi | el Cheney who Departed | this Life 
March ad 1785 | in the 90th year of his Age | Also in Memory of 
Mrs Mary | his wife who Departed this | Life Dec r ad 1787 | in 
the 92th year of her age" 

Children of Abiel and Marah (Waldo) Cheney. Born at Pomfret, 
Conn. : — 3 

a. Luce, born Oct. 20, 1720; died May 13, 1792, at Pomfret; 4 married Mch. 

35, 1737, at Pomfret, 5 Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer (John) and Ann Gros- 
venorof Pomfret; born 1714, at Pomfret; died Aug. 2, 1793, at Pomfret 
" in the 79th. year of his age." 6 

Children, born at Pomfret :— 7 

a. Ebenezer, born Mch. 6, 1738, died May 28, 1783. 

b. Elizabeth, born Dec. 19, 1740; died Dec. 28, 1792. 

c. Oliver, born May 19, 1743; died May 13, 1824. 

d. Asa, born Apr. 6, 1745; died Sept. 28, 1834. 

e. Lucy, born July 25, 1747. 
/. Daniel, born Apr. 9, 1750. 

g. Lemuel, born Aug. 11, 1752; died Jan. 19, 1833. 
h. Ezra, born June 23, 1755; died July 8, 1827. 
i. Chloe, born Oct. 29, 1757. 
j. Nathan, born Dec. 17, 1764; died Feb. 14, 1814. 

b. Oliver, born Oct. 9, 1722; date of death unknown; resided at Pomfret 

toSS'rnSS.SV 1 / 44, f * rid S ewate '> Mas8 " 8 ^s cousin, Hannah,' 
daughter of Thomas (Joseph, Thomas) and Bethiah (Waldo) Havward of 

unfn^wn C ** ]i ^ DeC ' 5 ' 1723 ' at Bri ^water ; date of death 

Children, born at Pomfret :— 9 

a. Rebekah, born Feb. 27, 1745. 

b. Beth yah, born Sept. 19, 1747. 

c. Waldo, born July 7, 1749. 

d. Elijah, born May 1, 1751. 

e. Hannah, born Mch. 14, 1753. 


/. Sarah, born Feb. 19, 1755. 

g. John, born Nov. 29, 1756. 

h. Hayward, born Sept. 2, 1758. 

L Cornelius, born June 11, 1760. 

j. Oliver, born Mch. 29, 1762. 

k. Cornelius, born Oct. 22, 1764. 

I. Zechariah, born Apr. 16, 1768. 

c. Abiel, born April 13, 1725; date of death unknown; resided at Pomfret. 

He married Mch. 18, 1746, at Brooklyn, Conn., 1 Sarah, daughter of Joseph 
and Elizabeth Holland of Brooklyn; born Mch. 13, 1727, at Brooklyn; 2 
date of death unknown. He received a present of a tract of land in 
Pomfret from his uncle, William Cheney of Roxbury, Dec. 14, 1746. 3 

Children, born at Pomfret : — 4 

a. Thomas, born Jan. 26, 1747, perhaps at Brooklyn; not recorded 

at Pomfret. 

b. Ariel, born Jan. 8, 1748. His daughter, Lucinda, married Francis 

Waldo Ldhhct]. 

c. Mare (or Marah), born Dec. 28, 1750. 

d. Daniel, born Dec. 25, 1728; died Oct., 1818, at Ellery, N. Y. He resided 

in Pomfret until after the Revolution, when he removed to Pittstown, 
N. Y., and thence to Ellery. He was a man of herculean frame, with 
large head and massive features. 5 He married, June 23, 1757, at Pomfret, 6 
Zerviah, daughter of Noah andMehitabel (Storrs) Pain of Pomfret; born 
May 17, 1737, at Pomfret. 7 The date of her death is unknown. 

Children, born, a-e at Pomfret, others not recorded :— 8 

a. Daniel, born Sept. 10, 1757. 

b. William, born June 19, 1759. 

c. Luce, born May 7, 1761. 

d. Lemuel, born June 10, 1763. 

e. Mara, born Mch. 20, 1765. 
/. Nathan, born about 1766. 
g. Samuel, born about 1767. 

h. Jonathan, born Mch. 10, 1769. 

i. Albigence, born about 1771. 

j. Rebecca, born Aug. 14, 1773, at Killingly, Conn. 9 

e. William, born Apr. 9, 1732. 

f. Rebeckah, born Mch. 20, 1734; died Oct. 3, 1743, at Pomfret. 

g. Catharine, born Nov. 8, 1736. 
h. Thomas, born June 26, 1741 . 

11 Cheney Genealogy " omits him and gives : — 
i. Rebecca, born Oct. 30, 1743; not recorded at Pomfret. 

1 Brooklyn Church Records : Pomfret Records : ■' Cheney Genealogy " erroneously says 
Mch. 13. » Brooklyn Records. » " Cheney Genealogy," p. 80. 

4 Pomfret Records : " Cheney Genealogy," p. 80. 

fi " Cheney Genealogy," p. 80. 6 Pomfret Records. 7 Ibid. 

6 Ibid.: " Cheney Genealogy," pp. 80-1. 

9 John, son of Daniel Cheney by Elizabeth Jackson, was born at Killingly, Sept. 20, 1751, 
and is recorded at Pomfret. Perhaps this was a first wife, or was it another Daniel ? 


dg. Esther, daughter of Daniel (Cornelius) and Susanna (Adams) 
Waldo; born Jan. 3, 1698, at Chelmsford, Mass.; 1 died Jau. 11, 
1777, at Pomfret, Conn. ; 2 married, date unknown, John, son of 
Edmund (Thomas, Thomas) and Elizabeth (White) Weld of Rox- 
bury, Mass., 3 the date of whose birth has not been learned. He died 
July 24, 1703, at Pomfret. 4 His parentage is proved by a deed, dated 
May 18, 1719, by which Edmund Weld of Roxbury and Elizabeth, 
his wife, " in consideration of their Parentall love and affection unto 
their dear and well beloved son John Weld now of Pomfrett," con- 
veyed to him one hundred and ninety-six acres of land in Pomfret. 5 
The will of John Weld of Pomfret, dated July 13, 1763, probated 
Dec. 6, 1763, names — wife Easther; son John Weld, Jr.; son Elias 
Weld ; son Ezra Weld of Braintree ; daughter Easther Grosvenor ; 
daughter Elizabeth Child of Woodstock. John Weld, Jr., was made 
sole executor. 6 John Weld was hayward, 1722; collector, 1732; 
fence viewer, 1735; grand-juryman, 1741. John Weld and Esther 
Weld were admitted to the Church at Pomfret Aug., 1728. 7 

Children of John and Esther (Waldo) Weld. Born at Pomfret, 
Conn. : — 8 

a. Esther, born July 30, 1728 ; married Sept. 20, 1753, at Pomfret, her cousin, 

Leicester Grosvenor, Jr. See dea. 

b. John, born Sept. 23, 1730; date of his death unknown; married Sept. 4, 

1755, at Pomfret, 9 Chloe, daughter of Samuel (Samuel, John, John) and 
Dorothy (Morris) Perrin of Pomfret; born June 8, 1735 ; 10 date of her 
death unknown. John Weld, Jr., was a physician, and lived first at 
Pomfret; but May 30, 1779, he and his wife, then living at Reading, Vt., 
were dismissed from the Pomfret Church. " 

Children, born at Pomfret :— 12 

a. Olive, born June 27, 1756; died Dec. 19, 1757. 

b. Elisha, born Mch. 13, 1758 ; died Dec. 13, 1766. 

c. Olive, born Aug. 26, 1759. 

d. Perly, born Apr. 16, 1761. 

e. Barzillai, born Nov. 29, 1762; died Nov. 2, 1765. 
/. John, born Sept. 8, 1764; died Dec. 13, 1766. 

g. Prudence, born Feb. 22, 1766; died Dec. 2, 1766. 

h. Elisha, born Oct. 1, 1767; died Sept. 6, 1777. 

i. Thomas, born Dec. 31, 1770. 

j. Ebenezer, born Dec. 17, 1772. 

I Chelmsford Records. * Pomfret Records. 

3 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxxv'i., p. 324. * Pomfret Records 

6 Pomfret Deeds, vol. i., p. 127. • Pomfret Probate Records, vol. iii., p. 51 

-Pomfret Church Recorda. « Pomfret Records. Ibid. "»" Perrin Genealogy ,» p. 53. 

II Pomfret Church Records. « Pomfret Records 


c. Eltas, born Apr. 10, 1732; date of Iris death unknown. He removed to 

Hartford, Conn., after his wife's death, and was living there May 2, 
1779, when he was dismissed from the Church at Pomfret. 1 He married 
Nov. 16, 1758, at Pomfret, or Brooklyn, Conn., 2 Thankful, daughter of 
Capt. Zachariah (Samuel, John, Edward) and Elizabeth (Butterfleld) 
Spalding of Pomfret; 3 date of her birth unknown; died Apr. 4, 1773, at 
Pomfret. 4 

Children, born at Pomfret:— 5 

a. ErePta, born Apr. 16, 1760. 

b. Mary, born Nov. 9, 1764; died Feb. 27, 17C7. 

c. Grata, born Jan. 12, 1770; died Aug. 28, 1777. 

d. Ezra, born June 13, 1736; died Jan. 16, 1816, at Braintree, Mass. 6 He 

graduated at Yale College, 1759, and studied for the ministry, probably at 
Pomfret, for, Nov. 7, 1762, he was dismissed from Pomfret Church to 
the Second Church in Braintree, " being called to settle there in ye work 
of ye gospel ministry." 7 He passed the rest of his life in Braintree and 
married there (1), Sept. 24, 1763, 8 Anna, daughter of Rev. Habijah 
( Thomas, Thomas, Thomas) and Mary (Fox) Weld of Attleborough, 
Mass.; born about 1734; died July 10, 1774, set. 31, at Braintree. 9 His 
intentions of marriage to Bettey Soper were published at Braintree, Feb. 
16, 1775 ; 10 but this marriage did not take place. He married (2), Hannah, 
daughter of Daniel Farnham of Newburyport, Mass.; born 1751; died 
Mcli. 31, 1778, at Braintree. 11 He married (3), intentions published July 
31, 1779, at Braintree, Abigail, daughter, probably, of Joseph and Abigail 
(Paine) Greenleaf of Boston; born Feb. 27, 1753, at Boston; 12 died July 
3, 1788, at Braiutree. 13 He married (4), intentions published July 9, 1790, 
at Braintree, 14 Mrs. Mary Fuller of Carver, or Plympton, Mass. 

Rev. Mr. Weld and his first two wives are buried in the Elm Street 
Cemetery, Braintree. The following are the inscriptions on their grave- 
stones : — 

"Rev 1 Ezra Weld | born in Pomfret | Connecticut June 13, 
1736, | graduated at Yale College | 1759, ordained to the | ministry 
in Braiutree | November 17, 1764 | died January 16, 1816 | aged 
80 years | erected by his Children." 

"July 10 th 1774 j; 31 | in the full asurance of | hope Departed 
this Life | Miss Anna Weld Consort | to the Rev d Ezra Weld." 

" In memory of | the pious and exemplary Mrs | Hannah Weld 
2 (1 daughter | to the late Daniel Farnham | Esq 1 of Newburyport 
who | ob l March 31 1778 aged 29 | Also | In memory of her only 
child | Catharine W Hay who obt | in Boston Aug 16 1820 
whose | remains are deposited under " ,6 | 

"Although his" Mr. Weld's "clerical influences were somewhat im- 
paired by the Revolutionary War, and also by the premature failure of 

I Pomfret Church Records. * Pomfret Records : Brooklyn Church Records. 

8 " Spalding Genealogy," vol. i., p. 79. * Pomfret Records. 6 Ibid. 6 Gravestone. 

7 Pomfret Church Records. 8 Braintree Records. 

• " Alden's American Epitaphs," vol. i., p. 112; vol. ii., p. 281. w Braintree Records. 

II Gravestone. " Boston Records. " Braintree Records. >* Ibid. 
16 The remainder of the inscription is buried. 


his mental powers, yet he is generally admitted I to have bee m as President 
Allen in his • Biographical Dictionary,' describes him, a veiy faitntui 
and nsef nl minister/ Soon after his ordination, he began his assault 
npon the Half-way Covenant, which was retained during the entire 
ministry of Mr. Niles, and was not abolished until May 18, 17G8, about 
six years after Mr. Weld's ordination." 1 
Children, 2 by first wife, born at Braintree :— 

a. Ezra- Waldo, born Apr. 25, 1765. 

6. Ludovicus, born Sept. 12, 1766. 

c. Elizabeth, born June 2, 1768. 

d. Samuel, born May 9, 1770. 

e. Elias, born Mch. 11, 1772. 

/. Habijah-Savage, born Aug. 8, 1773; died in infancy. 

By second wife, born at Braintree :— 
g. Katharine-Hay, born Mch. 27, 1777; died Aug. 16, 1820. 

By third wife, born at Braintree : — 

h. Joseph-Greenleap, born July 14, 1781. 

By fourth wife, born at Braintree : — 
i. William-Farnham-Howland, born Jan. 22, 1792. 
e. Elizabeth, born July 13, 1740; date of death unknown; married July 8, 
1762, at Pomfret, probably, 3 Samuel, son of Samuel (John, Benjamin ) 
andKeziah (Hutchins) Child of Woodstock, Conn.; born May 1, 1733, 
at Woodstock; died May 1, 1783, at Woodstock. 4 Mch. 21, 1765, Leices- 
ter Grosvenor, yeoman, and Esther, his wife; Elias Weld, yeoman; 
Samuel Child and Elizabeth, his wife, of Woodstock, conveyed to " our 
brother John Weld of Pomfret, Yeoman," laud iu Pomfret. 6 They lived 
in Woodstock. 

Children, born at Woodstock :— 8 
a. Azuba, born Jan. 10, 1763; married (1), Moses Chandler. 
6. Harba, born Apr. 28, 1764; married Polly Lee. 

c. Lucinda, born May 27, 1766; married Adin Williams. 

d. Belinda, born July 31, 1768; married (1), Paul Davidson. 

e. Anna, born Apr. 6, 1770; married Silas Coburn. 

/. Koxalana, born Nov. 20, 1772; married Jacob Weed. 

g. Sarah, born Dec. 31, 1775; married Roswell Lee. 

h. Waldo, born Aug. 15, 1777 ; married Mary Nicholson. 

i, Ezra, born Dec. 6, 1781 ; married Betsey Bellows. 

dh. Zachariah, son of Daniel (Cornelius) and Susanna (Adams) 
Waldo; born Nov. 25, 1701, at Dorchester, Mass.; 7 died Nov. 
22, 1761, at Pomfret. 8 His father conveyed to him, Feb. 11, 
1729-30, "in consideration of love goodwill and affection . . 
as also in consideration of ye service already Done and performed 
for me by my said Son and ye expectation of future service according 

1 "A Discourse delivered in First Congregational Church, Braintree," July 3, 1861, p. 66. 
8 Braintree Records. a "Child Genealogy," p. 479. *Ibid. 5 Pomfret Deeds, vol. v., p. 60. 
* " Child Genealogy," p. 479. 7 Dorchester Records. 8 Pomfret Records. 


to an Instrument under ye hand and seal of my said son baring even 
date to these presents," a certain tract of land in Pomfret, " att a 
certain place their comonly called and known by the name of Masha- 
muggitt hill," containing one hundred and five acres; and also one 
hundred acres on Mashamuggitt Brook, and six acres of meadow. 1 
This was the farm which had been given to his father by Jonathan 
Waldo [T\ of Boston, and on it Zachariah lived until his death. His 
house was north of the present meeting-house of the First Society, 
for, Sept. 6, 1760, the new meeting-house was raised on a lot of 
land which had been purchased by the Society of Zachariah Waldo, 
41 a little south of my dwelling house containing two acres." 2 The 
present church stands, practically, on the same spot. 

Mr. Waldo was constable, 1739-43, and was established " Lieuten- 
ant of the second company or trainband in the town of Pomfret " at 
a General Assembly at Hartford, May 12, 1743. 3 " About 1742 
Tavern license was granted to Zechariah Waldo." 4 He and his wife 
were admitted to the Church at Pomfret June, 1731. 5 He died 
intestate. The inventory of his estate, taken Dec. 2, 1761, was: — 
Personal, £194 : : 9 ; real, £600 : : 0. Total debts, £93 : 18 : 0. 6 
The division of his estate, April 13, 1763, was: — to Mrs. Abigail, 
widow, one-third; to Jonathan, eldest son, two-eighths of remainder; 
to Daniel, Samuel, Albigence, Abigail, Sarah, and Susannah, each, 
one-eighth. 7 

He married, June 25, 1728, at Pomfret, 8 Abigail, daughter of 
Joseph (Richard) and Sarah Griffen of Roxbury, Mass. ; born 
Dec. 16, 1708, at Roxbury; 9 died Oct. 18, 1777, at Pomfret. 10 For 
proof of her parentage, see Pomfret Deeds, vol. ii., p. 60; Suffolk 
County, Mass., Deeds, vol. cxvii., p. 71; and " Savage's General 
Dictionary, vol. ii., p. 314; also, the following: — Feb. 26, 1773, 
Benjamin Griffen of Pomfret conveyed to "my beloved sister Abigail 
Waldo of Pomfret" a pew in the meeting-house. 11 She died intestate, 
and, Dec. 22, 1777, the division of her estate was receipted for by 
" Dan'l Waldo, Sam 11 Waldo, Abigail Buckler (sic), Sarah Putnam, 
P^noch Hurlburt, Jr., in behalf of Dr. Waldo, Susannah Waldo, and 
Albigence Waldo." Jonathan Waldo was administrator. 12 

Zachariah Waldo and his wife are buried in the old burying-ground 

1 Pomfret Deeds, vol. ii., p. 36. » Ibid., vol. iv., p. 333. 

8 Col. Records of Conn., vol. viii., p. 545. 

* " Hist, of Windham County," vol. i., p. 359. 5 Pomfret Church Records. 

« Pomfret Probate Records, vol. ii. 7 Ibid., vol. iii., p. 69. 8 Pomfret Records. 

" Roxbury Records. 10 Pomfret Records. » Pomfret Deeds, vol. vi., p. 36. 

12 Pomfret Probate Records, vol. iv., p. 88. 


at Pomfret. The following are the inscriptions on their grave- 
stones : — 

"Here lies y Body of | Lieut Zechariah Waldo | He Died Nov' 
22 d | 1761 | in y e 60 th year of | his age" 

♦'In Memory of | Mrs Abigail Waldo | wife of Lieut | Zechariah 
Waldo | Deceased who De j parted This Life Oct' ye | 18 th 1777 In 
ye 67 | Year of her age" 

Near by is the grave of their son Albigence, who died while a child. 
The inscription, now very faint, reads as follows : — 

« In Memory of | Albigence Waldo | son of M' Ze | chariah 
Waldo | & Mrs Abigail | his wife | who died Oct ye 9 | 1749 
aged 5 years" 

Children of Zachariah and Abigail (Griffen) Waldo. Born at 

Pomfret, Conn. : — l 

dha. Jonathan, born Mch. 22, 1728. 

dhb. Abigail, born June 17, 1731. 

dhc. Sarah, born May 3, 1734; died July 21, 1735, at Pomfret. 

dhd. Daniel, born May 30, 1737. 

dhe. Sarah, born Jan. 9, 1739. 

dhf. Susannah, born Oct. 26, 1742; died July 22, 1815, at 12 o'clock night, at 
Pomfret; 2 unmarried. She was admitted to Pomfret Church May 7, 
1769. She is buried in the old burying-ground, where her gravestone 
records : — 

•'In memory of | Miss Susannah Waldo | who was born | 
Oct 26 1742 | and died July 22, 1815 | She appeared to enjoy | 
a christien hope and met death with | resignation." 

The Church records say she died July 23, 1815. 

dhg. Albigence, born Dec. 30, 1744; died Oct. 9, 1749, at Pomfret. 
dhh. Samuel, born Aug. 28, 1747. 
dhi. Albigence, born Feb. 27, 1749. 

lb. Samuel, son of Jonathan (Cornelius) and Hannah (Mason) 
(Waldo) ; bapt. Dec. 22, 1695, at First Church, Boston; 3 died May 
23, 1759, at or near the present site of Bangor, Me. 4 His birth is 
given in the Boston records as of Aug. 7, 1696, but this is undoubtedly 
an error for his sister, Abigail, who was bapt. Aug. 16, 1696. 5 Of 
his education and early life no authentic record has been found. Mr. 
Joseph Williamson says 6 " at the hands of his father and in the Latin 

1 Pomfret Records. * Ibid. s Records of First Church, Boston. 

* Boston Evening Post, June 4, 1759. 8 Records of First Church, Boston. 

6 " Maine Hist. Society's Collections," vol. x., p. 75. 


School he received some practical instruction which 

enabled him to write forcibly, to speak effectively, and to judge dis- 
creetly. At the age of eighteen he assisted his father as clerk." 
These statements, however probable, seem to have only the authority 
of tradition. There can be no doubt that his early life was passed in 
business, whether with his father or not, and later he formed a part- 
nership with his cousin, Cornelius Waldo [ca~], which partnership was 
in existence Sept. 5, 1734, when they advertised in the Boston News- 
Letter : — 

" Best Loudon Market Madera Wine lately Imported hither via St. Kitts : to 
be sold by the Pipe, Hogshead or Quarter Cask by Mess Samuel and Cornelius 

The counting-house and warehouse of this firm was near the 
" Crown" (a coffee house at the lower end of King Street), and later 
on Merchants Row, near the Swing Bridge. 1 In 1738, however, 
Samuel was in business by himself and advertised in the Boston Even- 
ing Post on Aug. 7 : — 

"Lately imported and to be sold by Mr. Samuel Waldo at his House in 
Queen Street Choice Irish Duck, fine Florence Wine and a Parcel of Butter." 

He again advertised in the same paper on Oct. 23 :— 

11 To be sold by Samuel Waldo, Good Florence Wine in Chests, good Irish 
Butter by the Firkin at Two shillings per Pound, and a likely young Negro 

His frequent voyages to England after he became interested fn 
Maine lands, and which he is said to have made no less than fifteen 
times, must have interfered with a mercantile business, and it is doubt- 
ful if he was actively engaged in such affairs during the latter half of 
his life. Though he became a prominent and influential citizen of 
Boston, he never held a town office. His name appears frequently 
in the town records ; but his services were confined to his acting on 
committees, to instruct the representatives in 1732 and 1736 ; to thank 
Peter Faneuil for the gift of the hall now known as " Faneuil Hall" 
in 1742 ; to thank the Governor for a portrait of His Majesty in 1742 ; 
and to visit the schools in 1742, 1743, 1747 and 1748. 2 He served 
as councillor 1742-5 and 1758 ; 3 and either he or his son, probably the 
latter, was elected representative from Falmouth in 1744 4 and again 
from Boston in 1749. 5 That it was he and not his son, Samuel, who 
was elected Councillor in 1758 is proved by the "Diary of Benjamin 

1 " Memorial History of Boston," vol. ii., p. 20. 

2 Report of Record Commissioners, vols, xii., pp. 32, 34, 138, 145-7,306,309; xiv., pp. 9, 
161 ; xv., pp. 347-8; xvii., p. 165. 3 Massachusetts Civil List. 

* Boston Evening Gazette, May 29, 1744. ° " Memorial History of Boston," vol. ii., p. 534. 



Lynde," in which, under date of "1758 May 31," he says, "Elec- 
tion : I chose a Councillor [receiving] all ye votes but my own, 
Brigadier Waldoe (returned from England) chose and Thos. Hancock 
Esq." Mr. Waldo was appointed justice of the peace and quorum, 
Mch. 5, 1743-4. l 

The chief occupatiou of Waldo's life was in connection with the 
11 Muscungus Patent," which was an extensive grant of lands in Maine, 
given by the Plymouth Council March 2, 1629, to John Beauchamp 
of London and Thomas Leverett of Boston, England. This grant 
extended from the seaboard, between the rivers Penobscot and Mus- 
cungus, to an unsurveyed line running east and west, " so far north 
as would, without interfering with the Kennebec Patent or any other, 
embrace a territory equal to thirty miles square. (About 1,000,000 
acres, the north line of the Patent as since settled is in the south line 
of Hampden, Newburg andDixmont.) " 2 "It included the whole of 
the present counties of Knox and Waldo, except the territory of a few 
towns. Subsequent surveys added a portion of Penobscot County. 
For this immense tract of land no consideration was paid." 3 Beau- 
champ dying, Leverett succeeded to the whole grant by right of 
survivorship; and in 1714 the patent descended to John Leverett, 
President of Harvard College, great-grandson of the original grantee. 
All earlier settlements had been abandoned on account of the Indian 
wars ; and John Leverett, finding the task of resettlement too great 
for one man to undertake, divided the land into ten shares and con- 
veyed them to certain persons, thereafter called the " Ten Proprie- 
tors," who subsequently admitted twenty other partners, known as 
the " Twenty Associates." Of these latter were Jonathan Waldo, 
the father of Samuel, and Cornelius Waldo [ca] , his cousin and part- 
ner. Settlements were begun at what are now Thomaston and Warren, 
but were interrupted by Indian wars until 1726, when a difficulty 
arising with one David Dunbar, who, calling himself " Surveyor 
General of the King's Woods," claimed for the British navy all pine 
trees in Maine having a diameter of two feet or more, it was deter- 
mined to send an agent to England to obtain relief. Samuel Waldo 
was selected for this difficult task ; and so successful was he in his 
enterprise and so valuable were his services, that he received for 
reward one- half of the whole patent, amounting at that time to 600,- 
000 acres. In 1734 he obtained by purchase two- thirds of the 

1 Massachusetts Civil List. a Williamson's " History of Maine," p. 240. 
3 " Maine Hist. Society's Collections," vol. x., pp. 75 et seq. 


remainder, thus becoming the undisputed owner of 500,000 acres, 
and thereafter the tract was generally known as the " Waldo Patent." 1 

Waldo devoted much of the remainder of his life to the development 
and settlement of this tract. Many of his numerous voyages to Eng- 
land were undertaken with this end in view ; and settlers were attracted 
from the north of Ireland and from Germany, a colony from Bruns- 
wick settling in the present town of Waldoboro in 1740. The terms 
were very liberal ; and though many stories not creditable to W aldo 
have been published of the hardships and sufferings which these early 
colonists endured, owing, it is said, to the neglect of the proprietor, it 
is probable that this neglect was not intentional, but was due to the 
difficulty of providing for the settlers at so great a distance from the 
bases of supply. It does not seem probable that Waldo, after incur- 
ring great expense in obtaining settlers for his lands, would have 
allowed them to die of want and exposure if any effort of his could 
have prevented it. Whatever his shortcomings in this matter " it is," 
says Williamson, " safe to assert that the enterprise and perseverance 
of Gen. Waldo hastened the development of the Penobscot Valley by 
at least a generation. He found the Patent a wilderness; he left it 
containing ten flourishing plantations. A county and two towns per- 
petuate his name, while one of the loftiest granite hills within sight of 
his earthly resting place is called from him, Mt. Waldo." 2 

Notwithstanding Mr. Waldo's activity in connection with his Maine 
affairs he did not neglect other matters which might serve to advance 
his interests, for that he was a selfish and ambitious man there can be 
no doubt. He was an active and influential politician, and perhaps 
not over particular in the means he took to attain his ends. He was 
an intimate friend of Sir William Pepperell and of William Shirley, 
afterwards Governor, apparently a bitter enemy of Governor Jonathan 
Belcher, and took advantage of his frequent visits to London to under- 
mine the influence of Belcher and to further the appointment of Shirley 
as his successor, in which he was finally successful. Belcher found 
no epithets too strong to be applied to Waldo: called him " wretch," 
44 disconcerted fool," "dog," u violent, malicious fellow," "haughty 

» " Mass. Hist. Society's Collections," 4th ser., vol. ii., pp. 227-8, states that by a final 
division, after Waldo's death, in 1773, the Twenty Associates held 100,000 acres, the Ten 
Proprietors 90,100 and the Waldo heirs about 400,000 acres. 

For action of the Royal Council on Samuel Waldo's petition concerning Dunbar's 
interference with the Muscungus Patent, see Mass. Hist. Society's Collections, 4th ser., 
vol. ix., p. 195. For a copy of the Muscungus Patent, see Mass. Hist. Society's Proceed- 
ings, vol. i., p. 18. For Waldo's defence of Leverett's title to the Muscungus lands, see 
Ibid., vol. ii., p. 643. 

» " Maine Hist. Society's Collections," vol. x., p. 75 et seq. 


blockhead," etc. ; asserted that he was seeking the governorship for 
himself, and finally accused him of the forgery of a letter which he 
used against the Governor. His favorite nickname for Waldo was 
" Duke Trinkalo," by which name he referred to him in most of his 
letters of the period. 1 There is no evidence, other than Belcher's 
assertion, that Waldo was seeking the governorship for himself ; but it 
is by no means unlikely that he was desirous to be knighted and thus 
be of equal rank with his friend Pepperell, and was working to that 

Besides being a landed proprietor and politician, Waldo was also a 
soldier; and, in 1739, when the regiment under Col. William Pepperell 
was divided, he was put in command of the new or eastern regiment, 
which position he was holding when the expedition against Louisbourg 
was undertaken in 1745. 2 Of this expedition Sir William Pepperell 
was made commander-in-chief ; and Waldo, retaining his colonelcy 
of the second Massachusetts regiment, was commissioned brigadier- 
general, Feb. 7, 1745, and made second in command of the Massa- 
chusetts forces, but subordinate to Major-General Roger Wolcott of 
Connecticut as to the whole expedition. 3 Pepperell, in his official 
report to Gov. Shirley of the capture of Louisbourg, says that 
"Brigadier Waldo and D wight 4 has behaved themselves worthy of 
their posts." 5 Waldo was thenceforth known as " Brigadier Waldo." 

In the winter of 1746-7, when Massachusetts raised 1500 men for an 
expedition against Crown Point, the command was given to Waldo, 
but an epidemic of small-pox caused the attempt to be abandoned 
and there is no record of further military service by him. Soon after, 
in 1749, he made a final trip to England, accompanied by his sons, 
Francis and Ralph. On this visit he was, with Sir William Pepperell, 
presented at Court and received from King George II. praise for his 
military services." 6 

In 1759 Governor Pownall made an expedition to Maine for the 
purpose of establishing a fort on the Penobscot. Waldo, although 63 
years old, accompanied him, though not apparently in an official 
capacity. On May 22, Pownall, with a detachment of his forces, 
ascended the river, and on the following day landed on the eastern 
bank, not far above the present site of Bangor, and there, while 

1 Jonathan Belcher's letters in " Mass. Hist. Society's Collections," 6th ser., vol. vii. 

2 Williamson's " History of Maine," vol. ii., pp. 201, 225. 
s " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register.," vol. xxiv., p. 368. 

* Joseph Dwight of Brookfield, also brigadier-general. 

" Mass. Hist. Society's Collections," 1st ser., vol. i., p. 52. 
« " Maine Hist. Society's Collections," vol. x., p. 75 et seq. 


eDgaged in determining on a site for the fort, Waldo fell dead of 

" There is a tradition that his death occurred in this wise : After he had 
landed with Gov. Pownall, he withdrew himself a few paces from the com- 
pany and, looking round, exclaimed, ' Here is my bound,'— meaning the limit 
of the Waldo Patent— and instantly fell dead. . . . This, however, is 
supposed to be fabulous, since Gov. Pownall makes no mention of it in his 
journal, and since, also, the Waldo Patent had the Penobscot for its eastern 
boundary." l 

The expedition returned to Wassaumkeag Point, at the head of the 
first falls, on the next clay, taking Waldo's remains with it, and there 
they were buried, on May 25, with military honors. The Boston 
Evening Post for June 4, 1759, has the following account of the 
ceremonies : — 

" His Excellency had the Corps brought down with him to the Fort Point, 
where it was interred in a Vault built for the Purpose, on Friday, with all 
the Honours due to so faithful a Servant of the Public, and so good a 
Common-Wealth's man as the Brigadier had ever shown himself to be. Upon 
landing the Corps, it was received by a Guard, and when the Procession 
began, the Ship King George, fired Half Minute Guns till it arrived at the 
Place of Interment : — The Procession was led by an officers Guard, next to 
which the Minister, then the Corps carried by the Bargemen of the King- 
George, and the Pall was supported by the principal Officers ; The Governor 
followed as Chief Mourner, then the Officers of the Troops, and the Master 
Artificers, employed in building the Fort, two and two : and the whole closed 
with a Captain's Guard : before coming to the Ground, the Troops under Arms 
form'd a Circle. Divine Service was performed, and a Sermon suitable to 
the Occasion preached by the Rev. Mr. Phillips : 2 And upon the Interment of 
the Corps, the Guards fired three Vollies over the Grave." 

44 It is generally supposed that the remains of Gen. Waldo continue 

to repose in their original burial-place No itemized 

funeral charges appear in the settlement of Gen. Waldo's estate, in 
the Suffolk Registry of Probate. But among the invaluable Knox 
manuscripts, . . is the account of Thomas Fluker, one of the 
administrators, which contains the following charges : 

" 1759. July 6, Ralph Inman, 15 1-2 dozen gloves at the Funeral £28. 18s. 8 
3. Thomas Sanders, his expenses at the Funeral, 1. 8s. 

Clark the Porter, carrying gloves, ... 8 

Aug. 3. William Fairfield, repairing the tomb near Kings 

Chapel 6 - 

17C0. July 9. To Capt. Sander's people the care in removing 

the remains of the Brig' from Penobscot, . 1. 4. 
To Mr. Clarke, the Sexton, 1. 10. 

" From this it is evident that Gen. Waldo is buried in King's Chapel 
Burial Ground, in Boston." 3 

1 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xiv., p. 6. 

2 Probably John Phillips, son of Rev. George. 

8 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxxvi., p. 380. 




Gen. Waldo died intestate and, July 11, 1759, his sons, Samuel and 
Francis Waldo of Falmouth, and his sons-in-law, Isaac Winslow of 
Roxbury and Thomas Flucker of Boston, were appointed adminis- 
trators on his estate, which was very large. The inventory shows 
that it consisted of : — 

Heal Estate in Boston, 

do in Massachusetts outside of Boston, 
do in Connecticut, 
do in Maine, 

Total real estate, 
Personal Estate, .... 

Grand total, 
Debts due from the estate, 

Total net estate. 

£4709 : 17 : 4 
7114: 18:4 
2672 : 13 : 4 


£55884 : 19 : 
151 35: 15 :6 

£71020 : 14 : 6~ 

£59148 : 18 : 6 

His lands in Massachusetts, outside of Boston, were mostly in 
Worcester County, his deeds of purchase there dating from 1731 to 
1742, but mostly in the years 1733, '34, and '35. His heirs sold, 
between 1760 and 1773, 735 acres in Worcester, 2535 acres in 
Rutland, 1442 acres in Princeton, 647 acres in Holden, 568 acres in 
Oakham, and 1203 acres in Hubbardston; a total of 7130 acres in 
Worcester County. Previous to his death he had, himself, sold much 
other land in the towns of Worcester, Lancaster and Rutland. His 
lands in Connecticut were in the towns of Woodstock, Mansfield and 
Canterbury. Through his wife, he had inherited a large estate in 
Ipswich and other towns in Essex County; but these lands were 
mostly sold before his death. His lands included in the Muscungus 
Patent were valued in the inventory at one shilling per acre. During 
the Revolution, all his unsold estate, which included nearly the whole 
of the Muscungus Patent, was confiscated, owing to the fact that all of 
the heirs, save his granddaughter, Mrs. Lucy (Flucker) Knox, were 
royalists and absentees. Gen. Knox afterwards succeeded in recover- 
ing a part of the estate for his wife. 

Mr. Waldo lived in both Boston and Falmouth, now Portland, 
having a residence in both of those towns. His house in Boston, 
which he inherited from his father, was situated in Cornhill Street. 

In person, Gen. Waldo was, says Mr. Williamson, 2 " a man of com- 
manding presence, tall, stout, and of dark complexion." Through 
the courtesy of the authorities of Bowdoin College we are able to 
publish a copy of his portrait, by an unknown artist— by some thought 
to be Smibert— which adorns the walls of the Walker Art Gallery. 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, No. 12076. 

2 " Maine Hist. Society's Collections," vol. x., p. 75, et seq. 


By it one can obtain an excellent idea of the personal appearance of 
the man, but of his character it is more difficult to form an opinion. 

Williamson says :— " He was a man of excellent understanding and 
great activity. His knowledge of men and books was much improved 
by travelling ; and his undeviating integrity, his military turn of mind 
and independent manners, rendered him a highly respected com- 
mander." 1 And, again, in speaking of the choice of Pepperell and 
Waldo for the command at Louisbourg, he says : — " They were chosen 
for their popular manners, energetic character and great moral worth, 
rather than any skill in military affairs." 2 Gov. Pownall says he 
4 'was an accomplished gentleman, active and enterprising; had 
enjoyed the advantage of foreign travel, having crossed the ocean 
fifteen times, and was an elegant military officer, tall and portly." 3 

In the Jennison Papers, in possession of the American Antiquarian 
Society, he is said to have been " a man who left his mark wherever 
he went and accomplished more than any individual projector of his 
times, who relied solely on private resources and personal influences 

and exertion Waldo may be designated a Colonial 

Nobleman." His intimacy with Sir William Pepperell, the high 
social position to which he attained, and his influence with the govern- 
ment both at home and abroad, all indicate a high character. Yet he 
quarrelled bitterly with his family over the division of his father's 
estate, and conducted himself in so unseemly a manner that his 
brothers-in-law and co-executors, Edward Tyng and Thomas Fayer- 
weather, men of the highest character, in a letter still in existence in 
the collection of Charles P. G-reenough, Esq., of Boston, characterized 
him in scathing terms as base, untruthful and blasphemous, and as 
especially unmanly and unkind to his only brother, closing with these 
words : — u but what shall we say when a man is so infatuated to the 
World that all Natural Affection is laid aside & his whole bent & study 
is how to gain the World tho on the most dishonourable Terms." 

His treatment of Col. Thomas Westbrook, with whom he was asso- 
ciated in some of his enterprises in Maine, was, if Rev. Thomas Smith 
and others are correct, far from creditable. " Mr. Waldo came to town," 
says Smith, in his diary, under date of June, 1743, " with an execu- 
tion against Col. Westbrook for ten thousand five hundred pounds and 
charges." To this Judge Freeman, the compiler of " Smith's Journal," 
whose father administered on Westbrook's estate, says, in a foot- 

1 " History of Maine," vol. ii., p. 225. 

* " Maine Hist. Society's Collections," vol. x., p. 75, et seq. 

3 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xiv., p. 7. 


note:— " He" (Westbrook) " died of a broken heart caused by 
Waldo's acts who led him into large land speculations and then struck 
upon him in an unfortunate time ;" and Hon. William Goold adds :— 
"Waldo's execution swept off all Col. Westbrook's large property, 
including his splendid seat, which, with all his other lands, were set 
off to Waldo, and were held by his sons for many years after." l 

It would perhaps be unjust to accept Governor Belcher's accusations 
too seriously, as they were made during the heat of a violent political 
quarrel ; but, in connection with other testimony, they must have a 
certain weight, and we are inclined to the belief that Gen. Waldo's 
talents, great and brilliant as they undoubtedly were, were marred by 
an overpowering ambition and avarice which, at times, made him 
unscrupulous in the means he employed to gain his ends. 

The intentions of marriage of "Mr. Sam'l Waldo of Boston and 
Mrs. Lucy Wainwright of Ipswich" were published at Boston, June 
20, 1722. 2 No record of their marriage, which probably occurred at 
Ipswich, has been found. She was daughter of Major Francis and 
Sarah (Whipple) Wainwright of Ipswich; born Apr. 30, 1704, at 
Ipswich; 3 died Aug. 7, 1741, at Boston. 4 The following obituary 
appeared in the Boston Evening Gazette for Aug. 10, 1741 : — 

" On Friday Died of a Cancer in her Breast Mrs. Lucy Waldo late Wife of 
Mr. Samuel Waldo of this Place, Merchant, now in Europe: the beauties of 
whose Person when in her Prime of Life, tho' such as were surpassed by 
none of her sex were excell'd by those of her Mind : where Religion and 
Vertue were most happily tempered by the uncommon Sweetness of her 
natural Disposition for the Exercise of all the Duties of humane Life. The 
Accomplishments render'd her, in her Maiden State, the Delight of young and 
old of both Sexes, and in her marriage State, a most amiable Wife, a discreet 
and affectionate Mother, a good Mistress, an agreeable Companion and a 
valuable friend. She had during several of her Last Weeks, an hard Conflict 
with her Distemper, amidst the Pains of which she possessed herself with an 
unwearied Patience and Christian Resignation and preserved all the sweetness 
of Temper and Manners, which was peculiar to her in the full Enjoyment of 
her He;ilth; nor could her Sickness efface the agreeableness of her Person, 
till death drew the Vail over it, before which all Beauty must fade, that is 
not immortal, and set her Spirit free from her perishing earthy Tabernacle, 
to enjoy that unbodied State of Being, where we are assured, the Righteous 
rest from their Labors till its frail Partner shall at length put on incorruptible 
Beauty, and be inseparably reunited to it in Life eternal. Her Funeral will 
be attended this afternoon." 

A funeral sermon, on the occasion of her death, preached by Rev. 
Charles Chauncy, at the First Church in Boston, was afterwards 
printed, under the title, " Joy, the duty of Survivors, on the Death of 
Pious Friends and Relatives." 

1 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxix., p. 163. 

2 Boston Records. 3 Ipswich Records. * Boston Records. 


Children of Samuel and Lucy (Wainwright) Waldo. Born at 
Boston, Mass., bapt. at First Church: — l 

lba. Samuel, born May 7, 1723, bapt. May 12. 

lbb. Lucy, born Jan. 23, 1724, bapt. Jan. 24. 

lbc. Hannah, born Nov. 21, 1726, bapt. Dec. 4. 

lbd. Francis, born June 13, 1728, bapt. May 19, 1728. Record of birth should 
probably read May. 

Ibe. Sarah, bapt. Sept. 24, 1732, birth not recorded ; probably died young. 

lbf. Ralph-Gulston, born Aug. 25, 1735; bapt. Aug. 31. 

Id. Jonathan, son of Jonathan (Cornelius) and Hannah (Mason) 
Waldo; born June 4, 1697 (bapt. June 6, at First Church), at Boston, 
Mass; 2 died Mch. 21, 1735, at Boston, and his death was thus 
announced in the News-Letter, Mch. 28: — "On Friday last in the 
Morning Mr. Jonathan Waldo of this Town was seized with an Apo- 
plectic Fit, and died about 7 o'clock in the Evening : He was decently 
Interred on Tuesday last." He is called " Merchant" in a deed, dated 
August 28, 1733, signed by himself and wife Susannah, 3 and again 
when administration on his estate was granted to his widow, but no 
further reference to his occupation has been found. Administration 
was granted Apr. 2, 1735, 4 but his estate had not been settled at the 
time of Mrs. Waldo's death, and Edward Tyng was appointed, Sept. 
20, 1750, administrator on both estates, and Nov. 20, 1750, reported 
them both insolvent. 5 Mr. Waldo's real estate, which he inherited 
from his father, was partially entailed ; and his widow had apparently 
been obliged to employ the rest of the estate for the support of herself 
and her two children. Mr. Waldo lived on Prince Street, probably, 
since, May 18, 1736, " Liberty is granted to Mrs. Susanna Waldo to 
Dig up the Pavement in Prince Street, and to open the Ground in 
order to Clear her Drain from her Cellar to the Common Shore. 6 

While in Worcester with his brother-in-law, Thomas Fairweather, 
probably engaged in settling his father's estate, he violated one of the 
Massachusetts blue laws and " At the Generall Sessions of the peace 
holden at Worcester within and for the County of Worcester on the 
Second Tuesday of may 1733 The Grandjury for the Body of the 
Said County Upon their Oaths do present . . . Jonathan Waldo 
& Thomas Fayerweather Gent for Travelling Unnecessaryly on the last 
lords day from oxford to Worcester In the Said County." They 

1 Boston Records : Records of First Church. 2 Boston Records. 

8 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xlvii., p. 262. * Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xxxii., p. 89. 

B Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xliv., pp. 289, 354. 

" Report of Record Commissioners, vol. xiii., p. 298. 



"pleaded To y e Insufficiency of there presentment which being Duly 
Considered the Court ordered That they should be dismissed paying 
Cost which was paid." 1 (This law regarding unnecessary travelling 
on Sunday, while a dead letter for many years, was repealed only a few 
years ago as a result of its being used by the City of Worcester, as a 
defence in a suit for damages brought by a citizen, for injuries 
sustained by a fall on the ice while walking on Sunday.) 

Mr Waldo married May 2, 1721 (by Dr. Increase Mather), at 
Boston, 2 Susannah, daughter of Newcomb (Philip) and Mary Bisque 
(or Blague), of Boston; born Mch. 19, 1700, at Boston ; 3 date 
of her death unknown, but it must have occurred before Sept. 20, 
1750, when her brother-in-law, Edward Tyng, was appointed admin- 
istrator on her and her husband's estates. Her father, Newcomb 
Blaque, was the son of Philip and Susanna Blaque and was born Jan. 
27, 1670, at Boston. 4 Her mother, whose maiden name is unknown, 
died Oct. 14, 1711, aged 38 years, and was buried in King's Chapel 
Burying Ground. 5 

Susannah Waldo owned the covenant Jan. 6, 1722-3, at New North 
Church, Boston, and was admitted to that Church, Feb. 28, 17 24-5. 6 
Feb. 13, 1735, Susannah Waldo of Boston, widow, was appointed 
guardian "unto her Daughter Mary Waldo a Minor aged about 13 
years and Daughter of Jon a Waldo late of Boston Merchant de- 
ceased " ; and, on the same date, she was appointed " Guardian to her 
son Jonathan Waldo, a minor aged about twelve years, and to take 
into her custody such estate as accrues to him in Right of his Father 
Jonathan Waldo, late of Boston Merchant." Of this last trust she 
was relieved by her son, Jonathan, himself, Nov. 28, 1743, when he 
was about nineteen years old, for he then chose Gammon Stevens of 
Boston, shopkeeper, for guardian. 7 The estate on Prince Street was 
sold by Edward Tyng, Admr., May 21, 1751, to Philip Carteret. 8 

Children of Jonathan and Susannah (Blaque) Waldo. Born at 
Boston, Mass. : — 9 

Ida. Mary, born Feb. 22, 1722 ; bapt. Mch. 3, 1722, at New South Church, 
ldb. Jonathan, born Aug. 18, 1724; bapt. Aug. 23, 1724, at New South Church. 

1 Records of the Court of General Sessions, 1731 to 1737, pp. 73-74. * Boston Records. 
3 Ibid. * Ibid. 5 «■ Memorials of the Dead in Boston," p. 170. 

6 Records of New North Church. 

7 Suffolk Probate Records, vols, xxxii., pp. 362, 370; xxxvi., p. 479. 

8 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. lxxx., p. 61. • Boston Records. 


lg. Hannah, daughter of Jonathan (Cornelius) and Hannah 
(Mason) Waldo; born Jan. 23, 1702 (bapt. Jan. 24, at First Church), 
at Boston, Mass. ; died Jan. 27, 1755, at Boston. 1 Her will, dated 
Jan. 5, 1755, probated Feb. 13, 1755, gives to her sons, Samuel and 
William, £13 : 6 : 8 each, and the residue of her estate to her daugh- 
ters, Hannah Tolman and Ann Fairweather. John Fayerweather, Esq. , 
and John Jones, merchant, were made executors. Witnesses : Hannah 
Jones, Abigail Adams and Eunice Dennie. 2 

She married Nov. 4, 1718 (by Eev. Benj. Wadsworth), at Boston, 
Thomas, son of Thomas and Hannah Fairweather of Boston ; born 
Nov. 7, 1692, at Boston; bapt. Nov. 13, 1692, at Old South Church; 
died Nov. 20, 1733, at Boston. 3 He was most probably grandson 
of John (Thomas) and Sarah (Turner) Fairweather of Boston, whose 
father perhaps came in the fleet with Winthrop. 4 

Mr. Fairweather in his will, dated Nov. 14, 1733, probated Nov. 
28, 1733, calls himself a " merchant," names his " eldest son Thomas ;" 
sons Jonathan, Samuel and William ; daughters Hannah and Anne 
Fairweather ; and makes his wife Hannah and uncle John Fairweather 
of Boston, merchant, executors. He left legacies amounting to £20,- 
000, but from the inventory of his estate it would seem that these could 
hardly have been paid in full. 5 

Mr. Drake calls Mr. Fairweather forty-four years of age when he 
died, which is an error. He also says that his wife, who, as Hannah 
Waldo, was called by Mr. Oldmixon, u a pattern of every female virtue," 
left "a son and three daughters surviving." This should read, two 
sons and two daughters. 6 The Fairweathers lived in Milk Street in a 
house given to Mrs. Fairweather by her father. July 13, 1728, Jona- 
than Waldo of Boston, gentleman, " for and in consideration of the 
natural love and affection which I have and bear toward my well 
beloved daughter Hannah Fayerweather, present wife of Mr. Thomas 
Fayerweather of Boston, Merchant," conveyed to her u a Brick Dwell- 
ing house and Land thereto belonging situate in Boston, now in pos- 
session of said Thomas and Hannah," on Milk Street, " westerly of 
land of Old South Church." 7 Thomas Fairweather was one of the 
executors of the will of his father-in-law, Jonathan Waldo, and was 
the companion of his brother-in-law, Jonathan, on the Sunday journey 
for which they were indicted at Worcester, as related in the sketch of 

1 Boston Records. - Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xlix., pp. 915, 916. a Boston Records. 
4 "Savage's Gen. Diet.," vol. ii., p. 138. 6 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xxx., pp. 33, 263, 267. 
6 Drake's «• History of Boston," p. 595. 7 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xlii., p. 142. 


Jonathan [Id], The name Fairweather is spelled in the Boston 
Records in several different ways. 

Children of Thomas and Hannah (Waldo) Fairweather. Born at 
Boston, Mass. : — l 

a. Thomas, born June 19, 1719, bapt. July 29, 1719; died April 11, 1720, at 

Boston, buried Apr. 13. 

b. Thomas, born Men. 6, 1720, bapt. Feb. 26, 1720-1, at First Church; date of 

death unknown, but as he is not named in his mother's will, he probably 
died before her, without children. The birth record should probably 
read Feb. 6. 

c. Jonathan, born Mch. 9, 1722, bapt. March 10, 1722-3, at First Church; 

date of his death unknown. Like Thomas he probably died before his 
mother, without issue. 

d. Samuel, born Feb. 3, 1724, bapt. Feb. 7, 1724-5, at First Church; died 

1781, and " was buried under the communion-table of his church." 2 He 
graduated at Harvard College, 1743, and was first ordained a Congre- 
gational minister and settled over the Second Congregational Church at 
Newport, R. I. He resigned his charge soon and went to England, where 
he received the degree of A. M. at Oxford University, 1756, and was 
ordained a presbyter of the Episcopal Church. On his return from Eng- 
land he was given a parish in South Carolina, but, as the climate disagreed 
with him, he applied for a northern mission and was transferred to the 
parish of St. Paul's, Narragansett, R. I., where he began his service, 
Aug. 24, 1760, and continued it until Nov. 6, 1774, when the church was 
closed on account of the objections of the Whigs to his reading the 
prayers for the king, which he thought he could not dispense with. He 
preached occasionally, thereafter, in private houses and is said to have 
favored the popular cause. " He was a preacher more facetious than 
evangelical. Having occasion, as he thought, to reprimand his parish- 
ioners for their negligence in attending church : ' You have a thousand 
frivolous excuses,' said he (naming several), 'but there is none more 
common with you than the plea of foul weather, but come here, and you 
will always find Fairweather.' " 3 He was a popular, able and industrious 
preacher, and a good and effective reader. By his will he gave his library 
and books, ten pounds, and the large picture of himself to Columbia 
College; a silver framed picture of himself to his sister, Hannah Win- 
throp of Cambridge; his wife's picture of herself to her niece, wife of 
John Channing (his wife must therefore have been dead) ; an oval picture 
of himself, framed in silver, to his nephew, John Winthrop of Boston, 
merchant (step-son of his sister Hannah). The executor, Mr. Mathew 
Robinson, neglected the injunctions of the testator; he died about ten 
years later, insolvent, and the pictures were sold by auction as Mr. 
Robinson's property. Mr. Fairweather married Feb. 27, 1763 (published 
Feb. 13, 17 and 20), at Trinity Church, Newport (by Rev. Marina- 
duke Brown), Abigail, widow of Rev. Peter Boursof Marblehead, Mass., 
who died Feb. 24, 1762. Her parentage aud birth have not been ascer- 
tained, and no record of her death has been found, but she probably died 
before Mr. Fairweather, as she is not named in his will. No evidence 
of any children appears. 4 

e. Hannah, born Feb. 25, 1726, bapt. Feb. 26, 1727, at First Church; died 

May 6, 1790, at Cambridge, Mass. 5 She married (1), Dec. 10, 1745, at 
Boston, a Farr, son of William (John, Thomas) and Lydia (Farr) 

1 Boston Records. 2 " Loyalists of the American Revolution," vol. i., p. 420. 

8 " History of Narragansett Church," p. 308. 

* " History of Narragansett Church " : " Loyalists of the American Revolution," vol. i. 

6 " History of Cambridge," p. 701. « Boston Records. 


Tolman of Boston; born June 24, 1718, at Boston; l date of his death 
unknown, but his will dated June 3, 1750, was probated Oct. 22, 1751 In 
it he names only his " wife Hannah." A codicil dated June 23, 1750 
gives £300 old tenor to the poor of the church whereof Rev. Dr. Joseph 
Sewall and Rev. Thomas Prince are ministers, to each minister £15, and 
to said church a silver cup with the name of Martha Saffln on it. 2 It is 
probable, therefore, that he had no children ; certainly none that survived 
him. His widow married (2), date unknown, but published Men. 25 
1756, at Cambridge, John, son of Adam (Adam, Adam, *rfhn) and Ann 
(Wainwright) Winthrop of Boston; born Dec. 19, 1714, at Boston- 3 
died May 3, 1779, at Cambridge. 4 Mr. Winthrop's first wife, Rebecca, 
daughter of James and Elizabeth (Philips) Townsend of Boston, to 
whom he was published July 1, 1746, and by whom he had five children, 
was born Apr. 12, 1725, at Boston, and died Aug. 22, 1753, at Cam- 
bridge. Mr. Winthrop was representative 1774, councillor 1773, 1775, 
1776, and judge of probate from Sept. 6, 1775, until his death. He grad- 
uated at Harvard College 1732, LL.D. 1773, was Hollis professor of 
mathematics and natural philosophy 1738-1779, a Fellow of the College 
1765-1779, and Fellow of the Royal Society. Dr. Chauncy said of him, 
41 1 suppose none will dispute his being the greatest mathematician and 
philosopher in this country ; and was the world acquainted with his other 
accomplishments, he would be ranked among the chief for his learning 
with reference to the other sciences." He resided on the northwest 
corner of Auburn and Brattle Streets in Cambridge. He had no children 
by his second wife. 5 

f. William, born Sept. 27, 1728, bapt. Sept. 29, 1728, at First Church; date of 

his death not learned. He was named in his mother's will, but nothing- 
further is known of him. 

g. Ann, born Sept. 4, 1730; died Jan. 4, 1802, at Cambridge, Mass. She 

married Oct. 18, 1759, at Boston, Thaddeus, son of John (John, Hugh) 
and Elizabeth (Spring) Mason of Lexington, Mass.; born Dec. 27, 1706, 
at Lexington ; died May 1, 1802, at Cambridge. He graduated at Harvard 
College 1728, taught school at Woodstock, Conn., for a short time, but 
was soon appointed by Gov. Belcher as his private secretary. He was 
appointed deputy naval officer, 1731, Deputy Secretary of the Province, 
April, 1734, and Clerk of the Middlesex Courts, Feb., 1735-6, which last 
office, by which he was best known, he held for the long period of fifty- 
four years. He was also Register of Deeds from April, 1781, to Dec, 
1784. He resided in Charlestown, Mass., until shortly before the battle 
of Bunker Hill, when he removed to Lexington, leaving his mansion to 
the flames which consumed the village. After a temporary residence in 
Lexington, Stoneham and Medford, he removed to Cambridge, where he 
purchased an estate at the southeast comer of Brighton and Winthrop 
Streets, where he lived until his death. 6 ' He married (1), Feb. 17, 1736, 
at Boston, 7 Rebecca, daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca (Townsend) 
Williams of Boston ; born Aug. 4, 1712, at Boston ; 8 died Apr. 2, 1 748, at 
Charlestown; by whom he had eight children. He married (2), Nov. 7, 
1748, Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan (Stephen, Henry) and Elizabeth 
(Alford) Sewall of Boston; born Sept. 13, 1720, at Boston; 9 died Feb. 
12, 1755, at Charlestown; by whom he had one child. 10 

1 Boston Records. 2 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xlv., p. 465. s Boston Records. 
4 " History of Cambridge," p. 701. 

" History of Cambridge," p. 701 : " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xviii., p. 182. 
6 Ibid., p. 606. 7 Boston Records. 8 Ibid. 9 Ibid. 

10 " Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. ii., p. 659: "History of Cambridge," 
p. 600. 


Children, born at Charlestown :— ' 

a. Hannah, born Sept. 3, 1760; died Jan. 20, 1847, at Cambridge, 


b. Thaddeus, born Aug. 3, 1762; died Sept. 15, 1762. 

c. Ann, bapt. Oct. 2, 1763; died Nov. 25, 1816, at Cambridge, 

a. Elizabeth, born May 21, 1765; died May 12, 1830, at Cambridge, 

^ unmarried. 
e. Abigail-Belcher, born July 23, 1766; died July 5, 1767. 

h. Sarah, bapt. Dec. 26, 1731, at Old South Church; probably died in infancy, 
since she is not named in her father's will. 

lj. v Anne, daughter of Jonathan (Cornelius) and Hannah (Mason) 
Waldo; born Apr. 13, 1708, bapt. Apr. 18, 1708, at Boston, Mass. ; 2 
died, date unknown, but before Jan. 14, 1754, the date of a codicil to 
her husband's will, in which she is mentioned as deceased. She was 
liberally provided for in her father's will, being left a " Brick Dwelling- 
house and Land scituate in Joyliffs lane" in Boston, " also the back 
Lot of Land fronting Joyliffs Lane being one half of the Rear part of 
Land bought of Ebenezer Wentworth, with Stable thereon," a " negro 
man named Scipio," and the sum of three thousand pounds. She also 
received all the remainder of household goods, furniture and plate, 
after other legacies were satisfied, and, with her stepmother, the chaise 
and horse and their furniture. She was also, with her brothers, 
Samuel and Jonathan, and sister Hannah, made residual legatee, and 
was an executrix of the will, with her brothers and Thomas Fair- 

She married Jan. 27, 1731 (by Rev. Thomas Foxcroft), at Boston, 3 
Edward, son of Edward (Edward) and Elizabeth 4 (Clark) Tyng of 
Boston; born 1683, perhaps at Falmouth, Me.; died Sept. 8, 1755, 
at Boston, 5 " having laboured under the effects of a paralytick shock 
for seven years." 6 He was buried Sept. 10, 1755, u aet 72," in 
King's Chapel Burying Ground. 7 He was grandson of Edward Tyng 
and wife Mary, who was an early settler in Dunstable and whose 
farm was next to the Waldo farm, and son of Edward Tyng, coun- 
cillor to Gov. Andros, who, after the capture of Nova Scotia, was 
appointed governor of that province, and on the voyage to his colony 
was taken prisoner by the French and carried to France, where he 
died. His mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Tyng, was daughter of Capt. 

1 " Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. ii., p. 659: "History of Cambridge," 
p. 606. * Boston Records. » " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xlii., p. 154. 

* Edward, Elizabeth and Mary, children of Edward and Mary Tyng, were bapt. May 5, 
1689, in Old South Church. 6 Boston Records. 

b Aldeu's "American Epitaphs," vol. ii., p. 101. '• King's Chapel Records. 


Thaddeus Clark of Falmouth. 1 "In 1736 a large tract of land 
was granted to Edward Tyng of Boston, merchant, Temple Nelson 
and Nathaniel Alden of Boston, for themselves and others, the heirs 
of Col. Edward Tyng, deceased; John Nelson, Esq., deceased; and 
Capt. John Alden, deceased; in consideration for the deceased's 
extraordinary services and sufferings; they having suffered a long 
and tedious captivity in France, the said Col. Tyng dying in a 
dungeon there." 2 

Edward Tyng passed his youth in the family of his aunt Rebecca, 
wife of Gov. Joseph Dudley, until he was of age to enter a seafaring 
life, but no further records of his early life have been found. He is 
said to have commanded the ship " Massachusetts " in the Port Royal 
Expedition of 1707. In the list of "Vessells Entred in y e Month 
April 1712" at the Impost Office, Boston, is the following: — " y e 
28 th Edward Tyng y e Brig" Hope from Fyall William Wilson Merch u 
and Six Marreners." 3 In Sewall's diary, under date Dec. 13, 1725, 
we learn that u Capt. Tyng coming in yesterday or last night ran 
aground." 4 He was perhaps, at this time, living at Weymouth, 
Mass., for he married (1), Jan. 8, 1725, at Boston, 5 Eliza, 
daughter of Capt. Cyprian and Elizabeth Southack of Boston, and 
widow of Francis Parnel, whom she married Oct. 27, 1715, at Boston, 6 
and by whom she had one son, Frizzel, born July 28, 1720, at Boston. 7 
She was born May 2, 1695, at Boston, 8 and is said to have died at 
London, Eng. Both she and Edward Tyng are called of Weymouth 
in the record of their marriage. There is no record of their having 
had children. 

After his marriage to Miss Waldo, Capt. Tyng seems to have aban- 
doned the sea for a time, and in the Boston Gazette of Oct. 24, 1737, he 
advertised to sell various dry goods, " at his warehouse in Milk Street 
near the old South Meeting House, Boston, at reasonable Rates by 
Wholesale or Retail." His shop was probably in his house, as was 
the custom in those days, for in the Boston Post, Aug. 9, 1736, is the 
following :—■ " To be sold by Capt. Edward Tyng at his House in Milk 
Street Boston a likely well set Negro Man aged about 22 years, speaks 
good English, and has had the Small Pox ; is a Black Smith by Trade, 
at which he works very well." Perhaps this was " Scipio," whom 
Mrs. Tyng inherited from her father. In 1740, however, Capt. Tyng 

1 " Savage's Gen. Diet.," vol. iv., p. 357 : Williamson's " History of Maine," vol. ii., p. 223. 

1 Drake's " History of the Five Years French and Indian War," p. 245. 

a"N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxx., p. 41. 

* Mass. Hist. Society's Collections, 5«» ser., vol. vi., p. 115. 5 Boston Records. 6 Ibid. 

i Ibid. *Ibid. 


returned to his early profession, under circumstances which eventually 
gained him great renown and popularity. By commission from Gov. 
Belcher, dated Apr. 16, 1740, he was appointed Captain of the South 
and North Batteries and Fortifications in Boston, 1 and, later in the 
same year, he was commissioned to command the Province Snow, 
" Prince of Orange," then building, to protect the coast against the 
pirates and Spanish privateers, which were doing much damage to the 
commerce and fisheries of New England. The Province had, for 
many years, kept a small vessel in commission for (his purpose, whose 
commander had been Capt, Cyprian Southack, father of Capt. Tyng's 
first wife. The present vessel was to he more powerful than any 
hitherto used, and is thus described in the Boston Post, Sept. 1, 

"Last Tuesday [Aug. 26, 1740], the Galley built hy Mr. Benj. Hallowell at 
the charge of tins Province for the Defense of our Coast was launched in 
the view of a prodigious Number of People who were assembled on that 
occasion. She is esteemed a very Hue ship by good judges and was built and 
launched in 32 days from the laying of the keel altho' live of the said Days 
were so Rainy that very little Work was done in them. She measures 180 
Tons, mounts 1(! Carriage (Inns that will carry a Ball of six Pounds and 'tis 
said she is to carry as many Swivels. She is commanded by Capt. Edward 
Tyng, an experienced Officer, and is fitting out with such diligence that 'tis 
said she will be (it for the Sea before this week is out. She is called the 
Prince of Orange in Memory we suppose of our glorious Deliverer King 

Whether this vessel was intended or used at first for anything more 
than defence does not appear, but that she was later meant for a 
44 commerce destroyer" the following notice shows: — 

" These are to inform all Gentlemen Sailors and all other able bodied men 
who are desirous to enlist on board his Majestys Snow Prince of Orange, 
under my Command which is to be fitted out with all Expedition, that the Gen- 
eral Court in their last Session, have granted to the Company of the said 
Snow, the whole of all vessels, Stores and Goods which may be taken by 
them ; and for a further Encouragement have granted Ten pounds for each 
Man on board any Ship of War or Privateer of the Enemy who shall be slain 
or taken Prisoner by said Company : Besides which, there is Five Pounds 
Sterling allowed by his Majesty for each man slain or taken as aforesaid. 

Boston Feb. 10, 1741. EDWARD TYNG." 2 

Various notices appeared in the contemporary newspapers of the 
sailings of this vessel and the paying off of her crew after her various 
cruises, but nothing of note was done by her until 1744, after the 
declaration of war with France, when she captured a French privateer 

' Boston Evening Post, Monday, Apr. 21, 1740. 

9 Boston Even/in// fast, Feb. 22, 1742. The date of the notice is either a printer's error or 
it is old style, while that oi the journal is new style. 


<>f superior force, an event which created the greatest enthusiasm in 
Boston. The Boston Poet thus desorlbes the affair: — 
" Last Monday in the afternoon Capt. Tyn^ in our Province Snow arrived 

bere from a short Cruize and bro't in with hor a trench Privateer Sloop of H 

carriage and LO or 12 swivel Guns with 94 men ('apt,. Delabrotz Commander 
which he happily met, with about, ir» Leagues from Gape Cod about 9 o'clock 
on Saturday morning as be was coming In from Bea. The Frenchman taking 

him for an inward bound Westindia Man (for he wisely kepi, his (inns housed) 

stood directly for him, ami oomtng pretty near gate aim a (bin, which he re 
turned with a Broadside ; upon winch the Frenchman fired two Guns, then 
took to their Oars (there being but little wind) and endeavored to get away. 

This Obliged ('apt. I'vng to put OUt Ids OarS also, and after a hard Chace of 

12 or 18 Hours (during which Time capt. Tyng treated his Men well with 
Liquor i and encouraged them all he could) he came up with the Sloop, and 
having given her a Broadside and a Volley of Small Arms, they ory'd for Quar- 
ters, but iu their Paniok forgot to strike then- Colours, and sept them flying 
till some of our brave English L&ds went on board and exchanged them for 

the KilltfS Colours. Capt. Tyng'S Shot Implied to be so well placed, that the. 
Sloop's Sails and Rigging were fore all to pieces; and when the French Cap- 
tain came <>n board, he gave Capt. Tyng a great character of his Gunner, say« 

iiijuj, he was the best that he ever knew, for that every Shot he llred during the 

Chaos, took Place, and did him some Damagein bis Sails or Rigging, one shot 

struck the Mast, just below the Hounds, which so disabled It, that soon after 

they surrendered It broke off, and Left the Sloop without an inch of Sail or 
Rigging standing} so that Capt. Tyng was obliged to take her in Tow, or he 

COUld not have got her in. As the French llred but few (bins at Capt. Tyngi 

and as they all ran down In the Hold when he was about to Are, It Is sot much 
to be wondered at that not a Man was kill'd or wounded on either Side. The 

Prisoners were all landed in the Evening and conducted to Prison under a, 

strong Guard, and In the Morning about 50 of them were removed to the 
Gaols "m Cambridge and Charlestown. The Fellows are all as merry as they 
are ragged, and seem well pleased with their Circumstances, declaring, that 
they live better here than they did at Home, except live of the late Garrison at 

Canso who entered voluntarily aboard the Privateer, and who are now sensi- 
ble that they have been in a, wrong BOX. The I'rivafeer had been about three 

Weeks from Lewisburgh, ami bad plundered and destroyed the English Set- 
tlement at St. Peter'S In Newfoundland, where they kill'd a, great many Cattle 

and carried <>if about io sheep, several of which they had upon i >cck when 

taken, and about 10 Barrels of the Beef In their Hold, but they had not taken 
any Vessel since they came upon the Coast; Tiny could have taken Several 
small ones, but did not care to be troubled with them j they wanted some rich 
Ships either inward or outward bound; and the day before Capt. Tyng met 
With them, they had been within two Leagues of the Light House, and had then 
Eyes upon a Ship there in Nantasket Road, but were discouraged upon seeing 

a "vessel with a Pendant flying. The Captain Is a Gentleman well known In 

Town, and has a Son at School about six Miles off. It is said he has been kind 
and serviceable to the English upon many Occasions at, Lewisburgh, and he 

Is now civilly treated himself, being at Liberty towalkaboutas he pleases, it 
Is allowed by all, both Friends ami Enemies, that Capt. Tyng behaved with 
great Bravery aim good Conduct during the whole Engagement and Pursuit; 

and the Town an- so sensible of his Merit and of tin' Importance of his Service. 

to tin; Publiok that at an adjournment of a Meeting of the Cohabitants on 

Tuesday last [June 26, 1744 j, It was Unanimously Voted, That the Thanks 

of the Town be given to Capt. Edward Tyng, Commander of tint Province 
Snow for the great Service he has done in taking and bringing to tins Harbour 
a French Privateer Sloop belonging to Cape Breton Mounting Sixteen Guns 

and Mann'd with Ninety four Men Commanded by Capt. Delabroif/,, which 
has been Cruising in Our Bay for several days past; and that the Selectmen 

I be] desired to present the same to him accordingly." 1 
i Boston Evening Pott, July 2, 1744; Report of Koconi Commiifioneri, vol. x.v., p, ;.<-. 



Several of the more wealthy merchants, to express their sense of 
this meritorious exploit, presented Capt. Tyng with a silver cup, 
weighing one hundred ounces and bearing this inscription : — 



Commander of y e SNOW 

g tint* of IDnittge 

As an Acknowledgement of 
his good Service done the 
TRADE in Taking y e First 

gxtnth |f tivaten* 

on this Coast the 24 th of June 

1744 This Plate is presented 

BY Several of y e Merch ,s 

m §a0t*tt gtew 

The " Prince of Orange " continued in the service of the Province 
until she was lost with all on board in 1745, 1 but Tyng was not then 
in command of her, for k ' as soon as the general court of Massachusetts 
had determined on the bold project of attempting the reduction of 
Louisbourg, governour Shirley sent for captain Tyng, and directed him 
to procure the largest ship in his power. He, accordingly, purchased 
one on the stocks, which was nearly ready for launching, and made 
such improvements upon her, that she was able to carry twenty four, 
or twenty six guns. She was named the Massachusetts Frigate. 
Tyng took command of her and was appointed commodore of the 
squadron." 2 The second in command was Capt. Rouse in the " Shir- 
ley Galley" of 20 guns; and the third was Capt, Snelling in the 
"Caesar," also of 20 guns. 3 "Connecticut and Rhode Island also 
consented their colony Sloops should be employed as cruisers." 

" A small privateer ship, about 200 tons, and a snow of less burden, 
belonging to Newport, were hired there by Massachusetts, a new snow, 
Capt. Rouse, a ship, Capt. Snelling, were taken into the service at Bos- 
ton, which, with a Snow (Prince of Orange) Capt. Smethurst, and a 
brig, Capt. Fletcher, three sloops, Capts. Sanders, Donahue and 
Bosch, and a ship of 20 guns, purchased in the stocks, Capt. Tyng 

1 Hutchinson's " History of Massachusetts," vol. ii., p. 422. 

2 Alden's " American Epitaphs," vol. ii., p. 99. 

8 Williamson's " History of Maine," vol. ii., p. 223. 

cup presented to 
Commodore Edward Tyng. 


the Commodore, made the whole naval force. " l Parsons, however, 
in " Life of Pepperell," p. 50, says that " the whole number of armed 
vessels was fourteen and the number of guns in the provincial fleet was 
about two hundred and four/' After the provincial squadron joined 
the English fleet, the whole was, of course, under the command of Sir 
Peter Warren, the English commodore, who, it is asserted by Alden, 
on what authority he does not state, directed, in general orders, that 
Tyng should be obeyed as commodore. 2 Alden and nearly all later 
authorities, apparently following his lead, state that the French man- 
of-war, the " Vigilant," sixty-four guns and five hundred and sixty 
men, whose capture off Louisbourg, May 20, 1745, hastened the fall 
of that fortress, surrendered to Tyng in the " Massachusetts Frigate," 
but that Capt. Rouse has been generally commended for it to the 
injury of Tyng. The story of this capture is best told by Tyng him- 
self, in a letter from him published in the Boston Gazette, June 25, 
1745, and reprinted in Drake's " History of the Five Years French 
and Indian War," p. 209. It is as follows : — 

" Extract of a Letter from Capt. Edward Tyng from on Board the 
Massachusetts, turning out Chapperrouge Bay dated May 23 d 1745. 

1 Sir My last was the 4 th of April from Canso, since which have been at 
Sea, and had no Opportunity, nor any Thing material to write about 'till now. 

* I now congratulate you on the good News of our taking a French Man of 
War of 64 Guns and 500 Men about three Days ago, (she is quite new). 

1 The manner of Taking her was thus : The Commodore ' [Warren in the 
Superbe of 60 guns], 'the Eltham' [of 40 guns, Capt. Durell], 'and the 
Launceston ' [of 40 guns, Capt. Calmady], ' lay off Louisbourg Harbor. Mr. 
Warren had sent the Mermaid ' [Capt. Douglas, 40 guns] « to cruise further to 
Windward ; about One in the Afternoon, we saw the Mermaid and French 
ship engaged, they were standing right for us, 'till the Frenchman discover 'd 
us to be English : We all gave Chace, but Rouse in the Shirley-Galley, being 
a Head got up with him first, and gave him several Broadsides into his Stern, 
Capt. Durell was the next that gave him a Broadside : It being very foggy 
and Night coming on, we steer'd by the Report & flash of the Guns. When 
the brave Commodore got alongside of him, Yard- Arm and Yard-Arm, they 
fired so briskly with great Guns and small Arms, that tore his Rigging & 
Sails all to Pieces. His Intention was to board the Frenchman, and mine the 
Commodore, & to run our Men over him, but we could not get up in Time; 
our Ship sailing much worse than before we lost our Head and Bowsprit. 

4 The Commodore fired one Broadside into him after they had struck, he not 
knowing they had cry'd for Quarters ; he shot by him and lost Sight of him in 
the Fogg, the Eltham and our Ship soon after took him in the Night for the 
Commodore, 'till the Eltham flr'd, and we upon his Bow had an opportunity 
of firing at him again; the Elthams Guns firing over us, and our's over 
him, in such a Manner, we were forc'd to leave off firing : We all lost Sight 
of him in a Minute, except the Mermaid, who presently got Sight of him 
again, and sent his Boat on board; took the Captain out, and left only four 
Men on board; and thought we had lost her. We lay by the Commodore all 
Night ; in the Morning it cleared up a little, so that we saw the French Ship 

1 Hutchinson's " History of Massachusetts," vol. ii., p. 417. 

2 Alden's " American Epitaphs," vol. ii., p. 99. 


lie like a Wreck, with Capt. Douglas at a little Distance from him (who had 
lost him in the Night). We sent all our Boats and some Men on Board, and 
took the Prisoners out ; and hope you will have them & about 100 more in 
Boston shortly. The Frenchman had about 35 killed, and 26 wounded, and on 
our Side not above six, one aboard (me), 3 in the Mermaid and 2 in the 
Eltham and most of them by our own Guns : The Commodore intends to get 
the French Ship man'd here. EDWARD TYNG.' " 

"After the capture of the great French ship, the Vigilant, Commo- 
dore Warren proposed to Captain Tyng to take command of her under 
the rank of Post Captain : but as he was now about 65 years of age, 
he did not think it prudent to accept the office, but recommended Capt. 
Rouse," l who has by some been given undue credit for the capture of 
the " Vigilant," a credit which really belongs, by Capt. Tyng's modest 
letter, to the whole fleet. 

In confirmation of Capt. Tyng's account, is this concise statement 
in the " Journal of the Siege of Louisbourg" : — " May 21. A letter 
came to the General from the Commodore, acquainting him he had 
taken the Vigilant, a French Ship of sixty four guns; besides the 
Superb, the Mermaid, Eltham, Massachusetts Frigate, and the Shirley 
Galley, were all in the engagement, and at the taking of her." 2 

The command of the " Vigilant" was given to Capt. Douglas of the 
" Mermaid," but Rouse was, after bearing despatches to England, 
admitted into the British Navy and put in command of his old vessel, 
the " Shirley Galley," which had been purchased of the Provincial 
Government. 3 

Capt. Tyng remained in command of his vessel for another year 
at least, as in the Boston Post, Apr. 7, 1746, is an advertisement 
of "Edward Tyng, Commanding His Majesty's Ship Massachusetts," 
but two years later, Apr. 18, 1748, the same paper calls Capt. Bennet 
her Commander, and meanwhile Tyng returned to his old business and 
advertised, " At Capt. Edward Tyng's Warehouse in Milk Street are 
to be found sundry sorts of English Goods also Russia Duck Gun 
Powder and Nails." 4 Apr. 10, 1749, he advertised in the Boston Post, 
"A variety of China, burnt enameled and blue and white," and Oct. 
30, 1749 ; " To be sold by Capt. Edward Tyng, good Barbadoes Aloes, 
by the Gorde, at 20s. per Pound." In an advertisement in the Boston 
Post, Nov. 5, 1750, he is named as one of the proprietors of the 
Kennebeck purchase from the late Colony of Plymouth. 

Capt. Tyng's will is dated Apr. 17, 1741. In it he calls himself 

1 Drake's " History of the Five Years French and Indian War," p. 241. * Ibid, p. 212. 
3 N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. n., p. 323. 
* Boston Evening Post, Mch. 2, 1747. 

Commodore Edward Tyng 



"Capt 11 of y e Snow Prince of Orange, Man of War." He gives his 
wife, Ann, the use and improvement of all his estate during her wid- 
owhood, and makes her guardian of their children and executrix. In 
a codicil, dated Mch. 13, 1752, he gives to his children, Edward, 
William, and Ann, " all his lands at the Eastern Parts of this Province 
being part of the lands formerly granted by the Colony of Plimouth 
to Antiphas Boyer, Edward Tyng, Thomas Brattle and John Wins- 
low." By a second codicil, dated Jan. 14, 1754, he leaves " to my 
Cousin Abigail Allen of Boston Spinster Niece of my late beloved 
wife deceased fifty pounds." His will was probated Sept. 17, 1755, 
and Ann Tyng, his daughter, was appointed administratrix. 1 

44 Of this old and respectable family, having very large landed estates 
at Dunstable now Tyngsborough, entailed upon the oldest male heirs, not 
one member remains bearing the name. The estate has consequently 
gone into the female line wearing other patronymics than those which 
the proud ancestors endeavored, though fruitlessly, to perpetuate." 9 
The portraits of Commodore Tyng and his wife Ann, by Blackburn, 
with the silver cup, are in the possession of the heirs of Rev. Timothy 
Hilliard and cuts of them are here given. 

Children of Edward and Ann (Waldo) Tyng. Born at Boston, 

Mass :— 3 

a. Ann, born Oct. 22, 1733, bapt. Oct. 28, 1733, at First Church; died Nov., 

1756; buried Nov. 4, 1756, at King's Chapel. She is named in a codicil 
to her father's will, dated Mch. 13, 1752, and, Sept. 15, 1755, she was ap- 
pointed administratrix on " Estate of Edward Tyng with Will annexed." 4 
She married Oct. 3, 1756, at King's Chapel, Boston, 5 Thomas Smelt, a 
British officer, and died a month later. 6 Of Thomas Smelt nothing has 
been learned except that he was commissioned, Mch. 20, 1758, captain in 
the 47th regiment. 7 

b. Edward, born Jan. 19, 1734, bapt. Jan. 26, 1735, at First Church; died, 

unmarried, in England, in 1776. He became an officer in the British 
army. 8 He is named in a codicil to his father's will, dated Mch. 13, 1752, 
and Sept. 17, 1755, he chose Isaac Winslow of Boston for guardian. 9 

c. Jonathan, born Aug. 5, 1736, bapt. Aug. 8, 1736, at First Church; probably 

died before Mch. 13, 1752, as he is not named in his father's will. 

d. William, born Aug. 17, 1737, bapt. Aug. 21, 1737, at First Church; died 

Dec. 10, 1807, at Gorham, Me. After his father's death he was placed 
under the guardianship of John Jones of Boston, 10 and passed his early 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. 1., p. 530. 

2 «• Journals of Rev. Thomas Smith and the Rev. Samuel Deane." Note by Wm. Willis, 
p. 303. 

3 Alden says there were seven children, but there are only six recorded in Boston and 
Ave baptized. * Suffolk Probate Records, vol. 1., p. 530. s King's Chapel Records. 

6 Nason's " History of Dunstable," p. 83. 

7 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xlix., p. 165. 

8 Nason's " History of Dunstable," p. 83; Alden's " American Epitaphs," vol. ii., p. 99. 
» Suffolk Probate Records, vol. 1., pp. 530, 534. 

i° Suffolk Probate Records, vol. 1., p. 534. 


life in his native town; his character being "distinguished for correct 
morals, dignity of deportment, and an ardent desire to assist the unfor- 
tunate." He removed to Portland, Me., in 1767, when he was appointed 
Sheriff of Cumberland County. In 1772 and 1773 he represented Falmouth 
(now Portland) in the General Court, and in 1774 was commissioned a 
colonel by Gov. Gage. After the battle of Lexington, being of loyalist 
sympathies, he removed to Halifax, and on the capture of New York by 
the British, removed thither, and became a " minister of relief to those of 
his countrymen, who fell into the hands of the enemy. Among the numer- 
ous captives, whose lives were preserved, through his instrumentality, was 
the late Commodore Preble," then a midshipman in the service of Massa- 
chusetts, who, being afflicted with a serious illness, received from Mr. 
Tyng every care and attention and, through his intercession, finally re- 
ceived his discharge. At the close of the war Mr. Tyng retired to 
White's Cove on the river St. John, in what is now New Brunswick, and 
became one of the agents of the British government for the settlement of 
loyalists in that Province. He was also appointed Chief Justice of the 
Court of Judicature, in which position he was much respected for dignity 
and humanity. In 1784, he was residing in the city of St. John, but in 
1793 he returned to the United Stales and settled at Gorham, Me., where 
he passed the remainder of his life, devoting himself to agricultural pur- 
suits and social intercourse. " Possessing an enlightened understanding, 
agreeable in his manners, and engaging" in his conversation, he was 
highly respected, beloved and esteemed." His body was taken to Port- 
land and buried with masonic honors from St. Paul's church, which had 
been built under his immediate patronage. 1 He married, 1769, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Alexander Ross, called by Alden a native of Scotland. She 
survived him, dying in the latter part of 1831 at Gorham. They had no 
children. i 

e. Hannah, born Oct. 25, 1738 ; buried Apr. 2, 1749, at King's Chapel, Boston, 
" aet. 11 years." 3 

/. Mary, born June 2, 1741, bapt. June 7, 1741, at First Church; probably 
died young, before Mch. 13, 1752. 

11. Abigail, daughter of Jonathan (Cornelius) and Hannah 
(Mason) Waldo; born Sept. 28, 1711, at Boston, Mass., probably an 
error for Sept. 18, since she was bapt. Sept. 23, 1711, at First 
Church. 4 The date of her death is unknown, but it occurred before 
June 29, 1729. She married, date unknown, but probably in 1727, 
when she was but sixteen years old, Jeremiah, son probably of Jere- 
miah (James) and Mary (Caball) Allen of Boston, born Aug. 7, 1710, 
at Boston, 5 and grandson of Rev. James and Elizabeth (Houchin) 
Allen, who arrived at Boston, June 10, 1662, and in 1668 was settled 
over the First Church. 6 No record of his death has been found, but 
" Jerry Allen died before Oct. 10, 1763, when his estate was adver- 
tised in the Boston Gazette," ? and a deed, dated Mch. 25, 1760, given 
by the heirs of Gen. Samuel Waldo [»] mentions "land of the heirs 

1 His epitaph may be found in " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. viii., p. 77. 

2 Alden's « American Epitaphs," vol. ii., pp. 101-105: " Loyalists of the American Revo- 
lution," vol. ii., p. 372: " Portland in the Past," pp. 252-2G4. 

* King's Chapel Records. * Boston Records : Records of First Church. 

e Boston Records. « » Savage's Oen. Diet.," vol. i., p. 31. i Boston Records. 


of Jeremiah Allen, deceased," but both these references may be to 
another Jeremiah. If he was the Jeremiah Allen who married (2) 
Elizabeth Oulton, as noted later, he must have died in 1750, since his 
son Jeremiah, born Sept. I, 1750, was a posthumous child. 

No actual proof has yet been found that Abigail's husband was the 
son of Jeremiah and Mary (Caball) Allen. The evidence, which is 
partly contradictory, is wholly circumstantial. Her father, Jonathan 
Waldo, in his will left to his " son in law Jeremiah Allen, £20," and 
to his " Grand Daughter, Abigail Allen, one gold Watch, a Gold 
necklace, one silver Tankard holding near three Pints, one Silver 
Porringer and three Silver Spoons which heretofore belonged to her 

Mother and further .... £1500 .... 

upon her attaining the age of Twenty One years or day of her mar- 
riage." As all the other daughters of Jonathan Waldo are accounted 
for, it must have been Abigail who married his " son in law Jeremiah 
Allen" and had this child, his " Grand Daughter, Abigail Allen." Mr. 
Whitmore, in u N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xviii., p. 176, says 
that it was Mary who married Jeremiah Allen, but she died Mch. 27, 
1709. The Boston Records contain the births of but three Jeremiah 
Aliens of the right age to have married Abigail Waldo. One of these, 
born June 11, 1699, married, in 1722, Rebecca Kilby, who was living 
in 1734. Another was born June 24, 1702, son of Jeremiah and Mary 
Allen, and was presumably the brother of the third, and died young. 
It could not have been Jeremiah Allen, Sr., who married Abigail, since 
his wife Mary survived him, dying in 1749. The will of Jeremiah 
Allen, Sr., dated June 26, 1736, probated Jan. 27, 1741, names— wife 
Mary ; son-in-law, John Wheelwright ; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Martha 
Allen; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Allen; grandson, Jeremiah 
Wheelwright; and sons, James and Jeremiah Allen. The will of 
Mary Allen, widow of Jeremiah Allen, dated Aug. 2, 1749, probated 
Aug. 22, 1749, names — sons, Hon. James and Jeremiah Allen ; grand- 
son, Jeremiah Wheelwright; and granddaughters, Martha and Mary 
Allen. 1 From there being no mention in either will of the grand- 
daughter Abigail, it is probable that she had been cared for by the 
Waldos and that the Aliens considered that she had been sufficiently 
provided for by her grandfather, Jonathan Waldo. 

Jeremiah Allen married (2), published June 12, 1729, at Boston, 2 
Elizabeth, daughter of John and Deborah (Brown) Oulton of Marble- 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vols, xxxv., p. 603; xxxviii, p. 494. 

2 Boston Records. 


head, Mass., born June 1, 1712, at Marblehead, 1 by whom he had: — 
James, born July 24, 1739, at Boston; Jeremy, bapt. June 27, 1742; 
William, bapt. Nov. 4, 1744; Mary, bapt. Nov. 16, 1746; Jeremiah, 
posthumous, born and bapt. Sept. 1, 1750. 2 

Children of Jeremiah and Abigail (Waldo) Allen : — 

a. Abigail, dates of her birth and death unknown. She is named in her 
grandfather Waldo's will, and was living unmarried, Jan. 14, 1754, when 
'Capt. Edward Tyng added a codicil to his will leaving " to my Cousin 
Abigail Allen of Boston, Spinster, Niece of my late beloved wife, 
deceased, fifty pounds." She is probably the Abigail Allen who married, 
April 8, 1756, at King's Chapel, Boston, Jonathan, son of Gov. Jonathan 
(Andrew, Andrew) and Mary (Partridge) Belcher of Boston, born July 
23, 1710, at Boston; died Mch. 29, 1776, at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He 
was one of the early settlers of Chebucto, now Halifax, and became 
Chief Justice and Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. " He was a man 
of excellent habits, prudent, upright, of great political integrity. His 
prejudices were much in favor of New England." 3 

Children, born at Halifax: — 

a. Jonathan, born Jan. 22, 1757; died Aug. 26, 1757. 

b. Gilbert-Jonathan, born May 17, 1759; died Aug. 31, 1763. 

c. Mary-Emilia-Elizabeth, born June 3, 1760. 

d. Abigail, born Nov. 12, 1761 ; died Sept. 6, 1766. 

e. Andrew, born July 22, 1763; died Nov. 17, 1841, at Boulogne. 
/. Jonathan, born Aug. 14, 1765; died June 29, 1772. 

g. William-Jeremiah, born May 7, 1770; died May 8, 1770. 

1 "N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," yol. liii., p. 391. 

3 Boston Records : Records of First Church. 

3 " Mass. Hist. Society's Collections," 6th ser., vol. vi., p. 28: " Allen's Biog. Diet.," p. 78; 
"N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxvii., p. 242: "Giles' Memorial," pp. 263-4: Mur- 
dock's " History of Nova Scotia," passim. 


bba. John, son of John (John, Cornelius ) % and Elizabeth 
(Fenno) Waldo; born Oct. 10, 1707, at Windham, Conn.; 1 died 
before Oct. 4, 1758, the date of his mother-in-law's will, in which 
his wife is called a "widow." Little or nothing has been learned of 
him. Whether he or his father was the John Waldo who was chosen 
and sworn as constable at Boston town meeting, Mch. 15, 1736, 
cannot now be learned. In 1740 he was called "cooper," as will 
appear later. His name does not appear in the Boston records after 
the birth of his youngest son, in 1742 ; but it is probable that he con- 
tinued to live in Boston, since his widow was living there in 1759. 2 

He married Dec. 1, 1732, at Boston, Mass. (by Rev. Samuel Check- 
ley of the New South Church), Hannah, daughter of Benjamin and 
Mary (Dinely) Gold or Gould, of Boston; born Apr. 17, 1704, at 
Boston; 3 died, after Apr. 28, 1788, probably at Scituate, Mass., 
where she was then living. Her father, Benjamin Gold, was a 
"mariner." By his will, dated Oct. 1, 1715, probated July 29, 1717, 
he left all his property to his wife, 4 who, after his death, married, 
June 23, 1726, 5 David Jacob of Scituate, and in her will, dated Oct. 
4, 1758, probated Aug. 31, 1759, names— " grandson Benj a Gould"; 
"daughters Hannah Waldo, y e widow of John Waldo Deceased, 
Mehitable Cole y 6 wife of Andrew Cole of Scituate" ; and " William 
ju r , Samuel and Mary Peck, the children of my Dec d Daughter Mary 
Peck, the widow of William Peck." John Peck of Boston was the 
executor. 6 

Nov. 6, 1740, "John Waldo of Boston Cooper and Hannah his 
wife, which said Hannah is one of the Daughters of Benjamin Goold 
of Boston, Mariner, deceased, by Mary his wife now the wife of 
David Jacob of Situate husbandman," conveyed to William Peck of 
Boston, glazier, all their right and title to certain estate "whereof 
Benjamin Goold died seized in fee situate in Boston on Cow Lane." 
Sept. 9, 1771, Hannah Waldo of Boston, widow, conveyed an estate 

i Windham Records. * Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xciii., p. 89. a Boston Records. 
* Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xx., p. 26. 5 Boston Records. 
6 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. liv., p. 513. 



near Fort Hill, Boston, which was assigned to her from the estate " of 
her mother Mary Jacob, deceased." This property was mortgaged 
back to her and the mortgage discharged Nov. 7, 1780, being acknow- 
ledged by her at Plymouth, Mass., the same date. Mrs. Waldo 
appears to have removed to Scituate after 1771, perhaps at the 
outbreak of the Revolution, and was living there, Apr. 28, 1788, 
when "Hannah Waldo of Scituate, Spinster" (sic), acknowledged a 
deed conveying an estate on Atkinson Street, Boston, " being one 
third part of the Real Estate of her late Mother Mary Jacob which 
was set off to her late sister Mehitabel Cole of Scituate, deceased." l 

Children of John and Hannah (Gold) Waldo. Born at Boston, 
Mass., baptized at New South Church: — 2 

bbaa. Mary, born Sept. 11 (bapt. Sept. 16), 1733; died young. 

bbab. Elizabeth, bapt. Dec. 22, 1734; probably died young. 

bbac. Mehetabbl, bapt. Oct. 3, 1736. 

bbad. John, bapt. Sept. 25, 1737 ; died young. 

bbae. Benjamin, bapt. Nov. 5, 1738. 

bbaf. Mary, bapt. Oct. 19, 1740; "Miss Polly Waldo died July 1771 aet 30,', 
at Boston. 3 

bbag. John, bapt. June 13, 1742. It was probably this John Waldo who was, 
Dec. 18, 1776, ''draughted for the Continental Army at or near New 
York," from Ward 11, Boston. 4 As he did not pay his fine, he probably 
served. Nothing further has been learned of him. He probably died 
before his uncle, Benjamin Waldo, as he is not named in the latter's will 
of Apr. 1, 1794. 

bbb. Rebecca, daughter of John (John, Cornelius) and Elizabeth 
(Fenno) Waldo; born Apr. 5, 1709, at Windham, Conn. ; 5 died Sept. 
1797, at Boston, Mass., her death being announced in the Centinel of 
Sept. 27, 1797, without date, and under the name of " Rebecca 
Leferre, aet. 88." She married (1), July 1, 1730 (by Rev. John 
Webb) , at Boston, 6 Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah (Jeremiah, Edmund) 
and Hannah Jackson of Boston, and grandson of Mrs. Faith Waldo 
[c], through her first husband. He was born Jan. 30, 1706, at 
Boston, 7 and died between Sept. 1, 1735, when he signed receipt for 
a legacy from his grandmother, Faith Waldo, 8 and Aug. 8, 1737, 
when his widow married (2), at Boston (by Rev. Samuel Checkley of 
New South Church), 9 John Lefavour or Lefebvre, who may have been 
the " Capt. Lefavre" mentioned in the Selectmen's minutes, April 30, 

1 Suffolk County Deeds, vols, lxii., p. 57; cxix., p. 269; cxlii., p. 185; clxviii., p. 74. 

2 Boston Records : Records of New South Church, a Boston Records. 

4 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. xxv., p. 23. 5 Windham Records. 
Boston Records. 7 Ibid. 8 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xxxii., p. 450 
9 Boston Records. 


1742, as sailing a vessel between Boston and Cape Breton, 1 but of 
whom nothing has been learned. 

Benjamin Waldo [66c], in his will, dated Apr. 1, 1794, names — 
" sister Rebecca Lefebvre" and u young kinswomen, Mary Roberts, 
Rebecca Roberts and Hannah Roberts, children of niece Mary 
Roberts." In the heirs' receipts for this estate, Mary Roberts signs 
as " sole executrix of her mother, Rebecca Lefebvre, deceased." 
Rebecca Lefebvre, widow, in her will, dated Jan. 8, 1796, probated 
Oct. 10, 1797, left to Ci grandson, Mr. Wm. Dandridge Peck," five 
hundred dollars, and to " grand-daughter Mrs. Rebecca Peck," the 
same; the residue, ''including what may come from will of late 
Brother Capt. Benjamin Waldo," to "Daughter Mary Roberts of 
Boston"; "said Grand Children had something handsome from their 
father and uncle." A codicil calls William Dandridge Peck "Attorney 
of his sister Rebecca Peck," mentions a marsh in Cambridge sold to 
Mr. Marshall, also "Rent of Shop in Cornhill." Daughter Mary 
Roberts was appointed executrix. Her account names Miss Rebecca 
Peck. 2 

Rebecca Lefevre was admitted to the New South Church, renewing 
her baptismal covenants, Oct. 13, 1745. 3 

Children of Jeremiah and Rebecca (Waldo) Jackson. Born at 
Boston, Mass. : — 4 

a. Elizabeth, bom Jan. 5, 1730, bapt. Feb. 7, 1730-1, at New North Church; 

died young. 

b. Hannah, born Sept. 17, 1732, bapt. Sept. 24, 1732, at New North Church; 

date of death unknown ; married June 12, 1755, at New South Church, 
Boston, 5 John, son of William and Mary (Goold) Peck of Boston, bapt. 
June 13, 1725, at New South Church, Boston. "Died in Boston, Mr. 
John Peck of Kittery, aet. 64 yrs., May 3, 1790." 6 The birth of but oue 
child is recorded in Boston. The other two are named in their grand- 
mother Lefebvre's will. 

Children :— 

a. Frances-Dandridge, born Nov. 17, 1760; probably died young. 

b. William-Dandridge, born May 8, 1763; died Oct. 3, 1822, at 

Cambridge. 7 

c. Rebecca. 

c. Eliza, bapt. Sept. 17, 1735, at New North Church ; date of death unknown. 8 

1 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. it., p. 342. 

a Suffolk Probate Records, vols, xciii., p. 747; xcv., pp. 448, 636; cvii., p. 41. 
3 Records of New South Church. * Boston Records. 6 Ibid. 
u Boston Records from Massachusetts Centinel. 7 " Peck Family," p. 277. 
8 Was she the Elizabeth Jackson who married John Dennie, Feb. 10, 1761, at Brattle 
Street Church, Boston? 


Children of John and Rebecca (Waldo) Lefebvre. Born at Bos- 
ton, Mass. : — l 

d. Mary, born Nov. 5, 1745, bapt. Nov. 10, 1 745, at New South Church ; died July 
19, 1812, at Boston, and was buried at No. 121, Granary Burying Ground. 2 
She married July 6, 1777, at Brattle Street Church, Boston, 3 Peter, son of 
Peter and Hannah (Paine) Roberts of Boston; bapt. Apr. 12, 1741, at Old 
South Church, Boston; died May, 1789, at Charleston, S. C. 4 He was a 
physician or apothecary and lived at Boston. The following entry in the 
records of Trinity Church, Boston, indicates that she was his second 
wife:— "Peter, son of Peter Roberts by Anne Kelly his wife, bapt. Oct. 
10, 1770." His father, Peter Roberts, Sr., married, for his second wife, 
Jerusha Waldo [bbe~\, aunt of Mary Lefebvre. 

July 26, 1796, Mary Roberts of Boston, widow, was " admitted Guardian 
to Mary, Rebecca and Hannah Roberts, minors, all children of Peter Rob- 
erts, late of Boston, Apothecary, deceased. Rebecca Lefebvre of s d 
Boston, widow, and William-Dandridge Peck of Kittery in the County of 
York Gentl" " became " bound with the said Mary as the Law directs." 5 

Children, born probably at Boston : — 

a. Mary, born 1779; died Mch. 20, 1836, at Boston, unmarried. 6 

b. Rebecca, died, 1850, at Walpole, N. H., unmarried. 7 

c. Peter, born 1783; died Aug., 1792, aet. 9 years. 8 

d. Hannah, born 1787; died Jan. 16, 1844, at Boston, unmarried. 9 

bbc. Benjamin, son of John (John, Cornelius) and Elizabeth 
(Fenno) Waldo; born Feb. 21, 1711, at Boston, Mass.; bapt. at the 
Second Church, Feb. 24, 1711 ; died Nov., 1795, at Boston. 10 Until 
middle age he was a " Mariner, ,, and is so described in his first real 
estate transactions. His name appears frequently in the marine arri- 
vals and clearings, as Capt. Waldo, sailing from or to domestic ports 
or the West Indies. Oct. 3, 1743, he advertised in the Boston Post : — 
" Ran away from Capt. Benjamin Waldo of Boston, on the 26th of 

this Instant September, an Irish Servant Lad whoever shall 

take up the said Servant and bring him to Mr. Charles Apthorpe Mer- 
chant in Boston shall have Reward. . . ." The Boston Gazette, Dec. 

24, 1751, received information " by Capt. Waldo from Kingston in 
Jamaica." * 

His name does not appear in the Boston Town Records until Mch. 

25, 1764, when he was chosen " Fireward," to which office he con- 
tinued to be chosen every year, except 1765, until 1777. n In 1769 he 

' Boston Records. 2 Ibid. » Ibid. * Ibid. 

6 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xciv., p. 692. e Boston Records. 

7 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. cxlviii., p. 96. Her will, dated June 4, 1844, was probated 
Sept. 9, 1850, a codicil, dated Oct., 1849, was made at Walpole. 8 Boston Records. 

9 Ibid. : The children, Mary, Peter and Hannah, were buried at No. 121, Granary Bury- 
ing Ground. 10 Boston Records. 

11 Report of Record Commissioners, vols, xvi., pp. 138, 164, 199, 233, 267; xviii., pp. 6, 40, 
65, 111, 151, 217, 227. 


was placed on a committee to inspect manifests of cargoes of vessels 

which might arrive from England. 1 Dec. 7, 1774, in Boston town 

meeting, he was chosen one of " a Committee of Inspection & to carry 

the Resolutions of the Continental Congress into Execution." 2 Mch. 

6, 1770, he served as foreman of the jury of inquest on the death of 

Michael Johnson, alias Crispus Attucks, who was killed the day before 

in the Boston Massacre. The report of this jury is as follows : — 

Suffolk ss. An inquisition Indented, taken at Boston within the said County 
of Suffolk the Sixth Day of March in the tenth Year of the Reign of our 
Sovereign Lord, George the third by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, 
France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Before Robert Pier- 
pontgent" one of the coroners of our said Lord the King, within the County 
of Suffolk aforesaid ; upon the View of the Body of Michael Johnson then 
and there being Dead, by the Oaths of Benjamin Waldo Foreman, Jacob 
Emmons, John McLane, William Fleet, John Wise, John How, Nathaniel 
Hurd, William Baker junior, William Flags, William Crafts, Enoch Rust, 
Robert Duncan, William Palfrey, & Samuel Danforth, good and lawful Men 
of Boston aforesaid, within the County aforesaid ; who being Charged and 
Sworn to enquire for our said Lord the King, When and by what Means, 
and how the said Michael Johnson came to his Death i Upon their Oaths do 
say That the said Michael Johnson was wilfully and feloniously murdered 
at King street in Boston in the County aforesaid, on the Evening of the 5th 
instant, between the hours of nine & ten by the discharge of a Musket or 
Muskets loaded with Bullets, two of which were shot thro' his body, by a 
party of Soldiers to us unknown, then and there headed and commanded by 
Captain Thomas Preston of his Majesty's 29th Regiment of foot, against 
the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King his Crown and dignity, and so by 
that means he came by his death as appears by evidence. 

In Witness whereof, as well I the Coroner aforesaid, as the Jurors afore- 
said, to this Inquisition have interchangeably put our Hands and Seals, the 
Day and year aforesaid. 

William Baker Jun., Benj. Waldo, 

William Flagg, Jacob Emmons, Jr. 

William Crafts, John McLane, 

Enoch Rust, Will" 1 Fleet, 

Robert Duncan, John Wise, 

Wm Palfrey, John How, 

Sam 1 Danforth Jr. Nat. Hurd. 

(Filed)—" Inquest on Body of Mich' Johnson Alias Crispus Attucks." 3 

Some time between 1750 and 1760, Benjamin Waldo apparently 
gave up a seafaring life, and, Sept. 10, 1756, in company with John 
Waldo, his brother or cousin, purchased a distillery near the " Flood 
Gates" in Boston. 4 In two deeds to him in 1759, he is called "dis- 
tiller," but in 1761 and in all deeds thereafter he is called "merchant." 
Like many members of his family he seems to have had a penchant for 
real estate and he invested largely in mortgages on that form of prop- 
erty, there being sixty-four conveyances to him recorded in Suffolk 
County between 1753 and his death. 

1 Drake's " History of Boston," p. 765. 

2 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. xviii., p. 206. 

» " Crafts Family," p. 112. 4 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. lxxxix., p. 72. 


June 30, and again, Dec. 1, 1779, he was drawn as juror for the 
Maritime Court. Sept. 8, 1787, he was granted a tomb in the name 
of Dudley, in the Common Burying Ground, and there he was proba- 
bly interred. The census of 1790 says he was living in Boston with 
seven free white females in his family, they being probably his sisters 
and their daughters. 1 

His will, dated Apr. 1, 1794, probated Dec. 8, 1795, names — 
44 Nephew Nathaniel Wales"; " nephew Benja. Wales"; 44 nephew 
Benja Waldo"; t4 kinsman William-Dandridge Peck" ; "kinswoman 
Rebecca Peck " ; " young kinswomen Mary Roberts, Rebecca Roberts 
and Hannah Roberts, children of my niece Mary Roberts"; 44 sister 
Rebecca Lefebvre"; 4 ' sister Ann Wales of Braintree, widow"; 
" James Lamb of Boston, Merchant and his wife my niece Elizabeth 
Lamb." William-Dandridge Peck of Kittery, executor. His estate 
was inventoried at $30, 668. 05. 2 

No record of his marriage has been found and, as he evidently left 
no children, it is probable that he was never married. 

bbe. Jerusha, daughter of John (John, Cornelius) and Elizabeth 
(Fenno) Waldo; born May 6, 1716, at Boston, Mass., bapt. May 
13, 1716, at New North Church; died Feb., 1790, at Boston. 3 She 
married (1), Dec. 10, 1745, at New South Church, Boston, 4 Thomas 
Lefabree (Lefaver or Lefebvre) of Boston; born 1713; died Feb. 11, 
1750, at Boston. He was probably brother of her sister Rebecca's 
second husband, John Lefebvre. He is buried in King's Chapel 
Burying Ground, his gravestone being inscribed as follows : — 

" Here Lies Buried | The Body Of M r | Thomas Lefaver | Died 
FebRY ye nth j 1750 j Aged 33 y ears .» 

She married (2), Nov. 22, 1761, at Boston, 5 Peter, son, probably, 
of Peter and Ruhamah (Williams) Roberts of Boston; born 1708, at 
Boston; died Nov. 12, 1775, aged 67 years at Boston. 6 Mr. Roberts 
was a house wright living at Boston. He married (1), Dec. 2, 1734, 
at Boston, Hannah, daughter, probably, of William and Hannah 
(White) Payn of Boston; born Mch. 10, 1714, at Boston; 7 died Mch. 
17, 1750-1, aged 37. 8 By her he had three children, named in the 
settlement of his estate, viz. : — Peter, who married Mary Roberts 

1 Report of Record Commissioners, vols, xxii., p. 483; xxv., pp. 94, 105; xxvii., p. 33. 
s Suffolk Probate Records, vols, xciii., p. 747; xciv., p. 145. 3 Boston Records. 
* Records of New South Church. c Ibid. • Boston Records. 7 Ibid. 
8 Gravestone in Granary Burying Ground. 


\bbbc\ ; Hannah, who married Joseph Ford; and Mary. 1 He had no 
children by his wife Jerusha. Mr. Roberts is buried in the Granary 
Burying Ground, his gravestone being thus inscribed : — 

" In | Memory of M r | Peter Roberts | who departed | this Life 
Nov | 12 th 1775 m 67." 

Children of Thomas and Jerusha (Waldo) Lefabree (or Lefebvre). 
Born at Boston, Mass., probably : — 

a. Elizabeth, born 1746; died Aug. 5, 1829, at Boston, aged 83 years, of old 
age, and buried at No. 121 Granary Burying Ground. 3 The proof of her 
parentage is as follows: — The will of Benjamin Waldo [66c] names 
"James Lamb of Boston and his wife my niece Elizabeth Lamb." We 
know that he had three nieces named Elizabeth, viz. : — Elizabeth Waldo 
[66a6], bapt. Dec. 22, 1734; Elizabeth Jackson [666c], bapt. Sept. 17, 
1735 ; and Elizabeth Wales [pbfd] t born Apr. 13, 1755 : but as the birth of 
none of these corresponds with that of Mrs. Lamb, he must have had a 
fourth niece Elizabeth. Mrs. Rosanna-Duncan (Lamb) Revere of Morris- 
town, N. J., granddaughter of James and Elizabeth Lamb, says that her 
grandmother's maiden name was Lefebvre. Since she is not named in 
Mrs. Rebecca (Waldo) Lefebvre's [666] will, she was evidently not her 
daughter, and must have been daughter of Thomas and Jerusha. 

She married, date unknown, but probably in 1772 or '73, James, son of 
James and Desire (Thompson) Lamb of Boston; born Aug. 13, 1746, at 
Boston; died May 21, 1822, at Boston of dropsy, aged 75 years, buried 
at No. 10 Granary Burying Ground. 3 His will, dated Feb. 27, 1821, pro- 
bated May 27, 1822, calls him "of Boston, merchant," and leaves "to 
eldest son Benjamin-Waldo Lamb" $100; to " daughter Elizabeth Lamb 
commonly called Betsy Lamb" $100; to executrix for benefit of " brother 
John Lamb 4 now residing in Andover, Mass." $2000. It leaves the resi- 
due to his wife Elizabeth, who is named executrix. The will of Mrs. 
Elizabeth Lamb, dated Feb. 17, 1827, probated Aug. 24, 1829, names son 
Benjamin-Waldo Lamb and his wife Deziah Lamb, speaks of his children 
and makes him sole legatee. 5 Elizabeth, wife of James Lamb, was 
admitted to the First Church in Boston, Dec. 26, 1773. 6 

Children, born at Boston : — 7 
a. James, bapt. Dec. 26, 1773, at First Church; died Oct. 2, 1774. 8 
6. Benjamin- Waldo, born 1775 or '76; died Feb. 4, 1839, at Boston. 

c. Elizabeth, born 1777 or '78 ; died Apr. 9, 1825, at Boston. 

d. James, born 1779 or '80; died Feb. 13, 1821, at Boston. 

bbf. Anne, daughter of John (John, Cornelius) and Elizabeth 
(Fenno) Waldo; born July 15, 1719, at Boston, Mass.; 9 bapt. July 
19, 1719, at New North Church; died Feb., 1801, at Braintree, 
Mass. 10 She married (1), Apr. 5, 1744, at New South Church, 

i Suffolk Probate Records, vols, lxxv., p. 160 ; lxxxvi., p. 624. » Boston Records. " Ibid. 

* John, son of James and Desire Lamb, born May 4, 1755. (Boston Records.) 

s Suffolk Probate Records, vols, cxx*., p. 417 ; cxxvii*, p. 146. « Records of First Church. 

7 Deaths of b, e and d entered in Boston Records. 

■ Gravestone in King's Chapel Burying Ground. » Boston Records. 

J° Braintree Records. 


Boston, 1 Joseph, son of Joseph and Margaret (Clark) Fitch of 
Boston; born Aug. 21, 1721, at Boston; died Oct. 27, 1748, at 

Boston. 2 

She married (2), May 30, 1754, at New South Church, Boston, 3 
Nathaniel, son of Elkanah (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel) and 
Elizabeth (Holbrook) Wales of Braintree; born April 11, 1717, at 
Braintree; died June 26, 1790, at Braintree, "aged 73 years one 
month and 15 days, died in apt. fit." 4 This should read " two 
months," or there is an error in the record of his birth. He married 
XI), Dec. 13, 1744, at Braintree, Anna, daughter of William and 
Ruth (Hersey) Wild of Braintree; born Dec. 9, 1724, at Braintree; 
died May 12, 1753, at Braintree. 5 By her he had five children, whose 
births are recorded at Braintree, viz. :— Asaph, born Aug. 1, 1745; 
died before his father. Elizabeth, born Apr. 22, 1747; died June 
29, 1750. Achsah, born May 30, 1749; married Abijah Hitchcock. 
Elkanah, born Feb. 6, 1751. Anna, born May 2, 1753; married 
Asa Wild. 

Nathaniel Wales was a prominent citizen of Braintree. He held 
many town offices, — constable, 1744; fence viewer, 1752, 1759, 1778; 
highway surveyor, 1759, 1760, 1777, 1778; warden, 1762, 1777; 
selectman, 1761, 1770-1772. He was appointed a member of the 
Committee on Public Affairs, Jan. 10, 1774 ; and of that on Observa- 
tion and Inspection, Oct. 3, 1774. In 1775 he was a member of the 
Committee on Correspondence and from 1776 to 1779 he was a 
member of the Committee on Safety. In 1779 he was chosen by the 
town a delegate to both the Concord conventions. After 1772, he is 
called "Captain" in the town records, but in company with other 
militia officers he resigned his commission, Nov. 14, 1774, at the 
request of the town. 6 He died intestate and, Aug. 17, 1790, "Ann 
Wales, widow, and Nathaniel Wales, Yeoman," were admitted admin- 
istrators on his estate, which was inventoried at £1048 : 5 : 3. War- 
rants for the division of his estate mention " widow and six children ; " 
and the division names — Benjamin Wales ; Anna Wild, wife of Asa ; 
"AnnFeild," wife of Gilford; Nathaniel Wales; Elkanah Wales; and 
Achsah Hitchcock. 7 May 2, 1791, Elkanah Wales, Abijah Hitch- 
cock and Achsah his wife, Asa Wild and Anna his wife, Gilford Field 
and Ann his wife, with Nathaniel and Benjamin Wales, all calling 
themselves " heirs to the estate of Nathaniel Wales late of Braintree 

1 Boston Records. * Ibid. : Gravestone in Granary Burying Ground says died Oct. 31. 
3 Boston Records. 4 Braintree Records. 6 Ibid. 6 Braintree Records. 
7 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. lxxxix., pp. 492, 493, 495, 553. 


Gent n deceased," gave a quitclaim deed to Benjamin Waldo [66c], to 
certain estates in Braintree, mortgaged to said Waldo. 1 It is evident 
from Mrs. Ann Wales' will that Ann, wife of Gilford Field, was a 
granddaughter of Nathaniel and represented her mother, Elizabeth, 
in the estate. 

The will of Ann Wales of Braintree, dated Jan. 4, 1798, probated 
Mch. 3, 1801, was witnessed by Edward Gray, Elizabeth Lamb and 
Mary Roberts. It contains the following clauses : — 

*« 2 dlv I give to my two Sons Nathaniel Wales & Benjamin Wales both of s d 
Braintree the sum of ten dollars apiece & the reason I give them no more is 
because I have conveyed to them my farm in sd Braintree which my Brother 
Benjamin Waldo bequeathed to me in his will. 

'' 3 d| y All the Rest Residue & Remainder of my Estate Real Personal & Mixed 
of Whatsoever kind or nature it may be & wheresoever it shall or may be 
found at my decease I give Devise & Bequeath as follows viz the income of 
one third part thereof to Prudence Hunt my Daughter & wife of Abijah Hunt 
of Williamsburgh during her natural life & at her decease the same third 
part to her Children their Heirs & Assigns to their own use forever — and the 
income of one other third part thereof to my Grand Daughter Ann Field Wife 
of Gilbert (sic) Field of sd Braintree during her natural life & at her decease 
the same third part to her Children Which she now has & which shall here- 
after be born of her their Heirs & Assigns to their own use forever & the 
remaining third part thereof to my Grand Son Frederick Soper of Boston in 
said State his Heirs & Assigns to his & their own use forever." 2 

The inventory of her estate shows: $1268 real, $264.33 personal 

Children of Joseph and Anne (Waldo) Fitch. Born at Boston, 
Mass. : — 3 

a. Prudence, born Dec. 16, 1744 ; died Oct. 17, 1803 ; 4 married, intentions 
published Oct. 24, 1762, at Braintree, Mass, 5 Abijah, son of Benjamin and 
Sarah (Niles) Hunt of Braintree; born Aug. 22, 1743, at Braintree; 6 died 
1823. At the date of Mrs. Anne Wales' will they were living at Williams- 
burgh, Mass. Abijah Hunt served in the army eight months. His will, 
dated June 4, 1822, was probated Mch. 4, 1823. 

He married (2), May 24, 1804, Abigail Bracket, who died Dec. 10, 1858, 
a3t. 84. By her he had four children :— Sarah-Richardson, Abigail-B., 
Mary-Angeline, and Philomela. 7 His second wife was perhaps Abigail- 
Belcher, daughter of James and Mary Brackett, born Aug. 11, 1771, at 
Braintree. 8 If so, her age at death is incorrectly given. 

Children : — 9 

a. Rebecca, born Mch. 7, 1763. 

b. Joseph-Fitch, born July 23, 1765. 

c. Prudence, born Oct. 24, 1767. 

d. Anna-W., born Nov. 25, 1769. 

1 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. clxxi., p. 77. * Norfolk County Probate Files, No. 19154. 
3 Boston Records. 4 " Hunt Genealogy," p. 253. 

5 Braintree Records : " Hunt Genealogy " says " married Sept. 24, 1762." 

6 Braintree Records. 7 " Hunt Genealogy," p. 253. 8 Braintree Records. 
n " Hunt Genealogy," p. 253. 



e. Silas, born Dec. 31, 1771. 

f. Samuel, born Dec. 28, 1772. 

g. Esther, born Apr. 6, 1774. 
h. Abijah, born Feb. 12, 1778. 

i. Benjamin, born Aug. 13, 1779 
j. Betsy, born July 13, 1781. 
k. Francis, born July 27, 1783. 
I. Achsah, born May 27, 1785. 

b. Ann, born Oct. 22, 1746; date of death not learned; married (1), inten- 

tions published Sept. 16, 1752, at Braintree, Mass., 1 George Wheeler of 
Braintree, of whom no more has been learned, save that '-George 
Wheeler a non resident but credited to Braintree was enlisted into the 
Continental army in 1777." 2 They probably had no children, or, at least, 
none that were living in 1798 ; and it is evident, from Mrs. Anne Wales' 
will, that Mrs. Wheeler married (2), a Mr. Soper, by whom she had a 
son, Frederick, who was living at Boston in 1798. 

Child, by second husband : — 

a. Frederick. 

c. Joseph, born Dec. 14, 1748, posthumous; bapt. Dec. 18, 1748, at New South 

Church ; died Feb. 8, 1748, at Boston. 3 

Children of Nathaniel and Anne (Waldo) Wales. Born at Brain- 
tree, Mass. : — 4 

d. Elizabeth, born Apr. 13, 1755; died, date unknown, but before Mch. 

16, 1785; married, intentions published Oct. 22, 1770, at Braintree, 
Daniel, son of Jonathan and Sarah (Brackett) Hayward of Braintree; 
born Oct. 13, 1754, at Braintree; died Aug. 12, 1837, at Braintree. 8 He 
married (2), Mch. 16, 1785, at Braintree, Mary Denton, by whom he had 
two children: — 6 Jonathan, born Jan. 2, 1786; Margery, born June 10, 

Child, born at Braintree, probably : — 

a. Nancy, married Gilford Field, Dec. 16, 1788, at Braintree. 7 

e. Nathaniel, born Feb. 8, 1757; died Dec. 24, 1825, at Braintree. He was a 

farmer, living at Braintree. He served in the Revolution, enlisting four 
times, and is called, in the town records, "lieutenant" and "major." 
He married Dec. 4, 1778, at Braintree, Mary, daughter of Benjamin and 
Mary (Wild) Hayden of Braintree; born Feb. 14, 1757, at Braintree; 8 
died Jan. 27, 1841, at Braintree. 9 

Children, born at Braintree :— 10 

a. Nathaniel, born Oct. 7, 1779; died Oct. 11, 1851. 

b. Benjamin, born Mch. 5, 1782. 

c. Polly, born Oct. 4, 1784. 

d. John- Waldo, born Jan. 25, 1788 ; died May 9, 1808. 

f. Benjamin, born June 5, 1759; died Feb. 9, 1838, at Braintree. 11 He was a 

farmer, living at Braintree. He served in the Revolution, enlisting twice. 
He married (1), intentions published July 21, 1787, at Braintree, Susanna, 
daughter of Benjamin and Ruth (Allen) Ludden of Braintree; born Aug. 

1 Braintree Records. » " History of Old Braintree," p. 416. « Boston Records. 

* Braintree Records. B Ibid. • Ibid. ">Ibid. *Ibid. 9 Braintree Observer, July 8, 1893. 

10 Braintree Records. » Braintree Observer, July 8, 1893. 


20, 1768, at Braintree; 1 died Dec. 13, 1796, at Braintree.* He married 
(2), June 27, 1797, at Braintree, Theodora, daughter of Richard and 
Esther (French) Thayer of Braintree; born Nov. 5, 1766, at Braintree- 3 
died June 17, 1848, at Braintree. 4 

Children, by first wife, born at Braintree :— 5 

a. Benjamin, born Apr. 25, 1788; died Nov. 16, 1805. 

b. Asaph, born May 20, 1790. 

c. Allen, born July 15, 1792. 

d. Elizabeth, born Feb. 6, 1795. 

bda. Shubael, son of Edward (John, Cornelius) and Thankful 
(Dimmock) Waldo; born Apr. 7, 1707, at Windham, Conn.; 6 died 
May 12, 1776, at Alstead, N. H.? 

After his marriage, he appears to have lived in that part of 
Norwich, Conn., which is now Lisbon; for, in February, 1735, 
Edward Waldo of Windham (his father) conveyed to "Shubal 

Waldo of Norwich" land in Windham, 8 and ye 18, J 738 

(acknowledged May 18, 1738), "Shubael Waldo of Norwich" con- 
veyed to John French of Norwich, a house and u 60 or 70 acres " of 
land in Norwich, on " east side of Shautucket River near Pottenauge," 
and also land in Windham. 9 He was chosen " lister" at a town 
meeting at Norwich, Dec. 31, 1736, but his name appears no more in 
the town records, and he probably left Norwich in 1738, when he sold 
his farm there. 

Mch. 19, 1738-9, " Shubael Waldo of Norwich" bought an estate 
in the northeast corner of Mansfield, Conn., and must have, soon 
after, removed to that town, as, Sept. 21, 1739, he, then of Mansfield, 
bought twenty-five acres of land in Mansfield. He again bought land 
in the same town July 29, 1745, and Aug. 22, 1753 ; and conveyed, Nov. 
27, 1754, to his son, Samuel Waldo, thirty-eight and a half acres of 
land in Mansfield, and, Dec. 8, 1763, conveyed other land to his son, 
Edward Waldo of Mansfield — in all these deeds being described as 
of Mansfield. 10 He and his wife Abigail were admitted into the First 
Church of Mansfield in 1739. » 

About 1769 he removed, with most of his family, to Alstead, N. H., 
and there passed the remainder of his life. 

May 22, 1769, " Shubael Waldo of Mansfield, Conn., yeoman," 
bought of " Timothy Delano of Alstead, N. H., yeoman," for £300, 

1 Braintree Records. * Braintree Observer, July 8, 1893. s Braintree Records. 
* Braintree Observer, July 8, 1893. 5 Braintree Records. 6 Windham Records. 
7 Alstead Records. 8 Windham Deeds, vol. G., p. 270 : Norwich Deeds, vol. v., p. 200. 

9 Norwich Deeds, vol. ix., p. 16: Windham Deeds, vol. EL, p. 298. 

10 Mansfield Deeds, vols, iii., pp. 890, 924; iv., p. 360; v., pp. 520, 610; vii., p. 173. 
w Records of the First Church. 


1 4 Lott No. 4 in the 5th range " and " that part of Lott No. 3 and No. 
4 in the 2nd range not sold to Simeon Baker and Joel Chandler," all 
in Alstead. Aug. 25, 1769, " Shubael Waldo of Mansfield, Conn.," 
conveyed " for Love good will and Natural affection I bear to my Son 
Edward Waldo of said Mansfield, one half of that farm in Alstead, 
N. H., throughout for quality and quantity to witt the Lott No. four in 
the 5th range with the one Half of the buildings thereon standing." 
This latter deed was acknowledged in Tolland, Conn. 1 

Sept. 18, 1770, " Shubael Waldo of Alstead, N. H., yeoman," 
1 ' for Love good will and Natural affection which I Bear To my Son 
Daniel Waldo of said Alstead, Blacksmith," conveyed to said Daniel 
1 ' eighty acres in Alstead. . . . Bounding Northerly on the highway or 
Road near said house of the said Daniel takeing the width of that 
Land which I bought of Timo Delano." 2 

Apr. 24, 1775, " Shubal Waldo of Alstead, N. H.," conveyed "for 
Love and good will and affection to my son Calvin Waldo of Alstead 
that part of Lots No. 3 and 4 in the 2nd Range which I bought of 
Capt. Tim Delano, except eighty acres which is conveyed to my son 
Daniel." 3 

Having thus disposed of most of his property during his life, Shu- 
bael Waldo died intestate; and, Sept. 13, 1776, Beulah Waldo of 
Alstead in the county of Cheshire, N. H., husbandman, as principal, 
and Barnabas Delano of Walpole, yeoman, and Jonathan Shepard, 
Jr., of Alstead, cordwainer, as sureties, gave bonds for £100 as 
administrator on the estate of Shubael Waldo, late of Alstead, yeo- 
man, deceased. The estate was inventoried at £23 : 6 : 8, all 
personal. 4 

Shubael Waldo was selectman of Alstead in 1772. The town 

£8 were frequently held at his house, and it was voted, June 

' to hold the Town meetings Still at mr Shubael Waldos." 5 

txK, ied, Oct. 14, 1730, at Bridgewater, Mass., 6 Abigail, daughter 

of Samuel (Samuel, Samuel) and Mary ( Alden) Allen of Bridgewater ; 
born, 1712, at East Bridgewater; died Sept. 6, 1799, at the home of 
her son, Abiather, at Shaftsbury, Vt., and was there buried. The 
following is the inscription on her gravestone: — 

♦ k In memory | of Mrs Abigail | wife of | Mr Shubel Waldo | 
who | died Sep 6 1799 | in the | 88 year of her | age." 

That her mother, the second wife of Samuel Allen, was Mary Alden 

1 Cheshire County, N. H., Deeds, vol. ii., pp. 149, 150. * Ibid., vol. iii., p. 465. 

3 Ibid., vol. v., p. 525. * Cheshire County, N. H., Probate Files. * Alstead Records. 

* Bridgewater Records : Mansfield Records. 


has not been positively proved, but is considered likely by good 
authorities. In "Four Generations of the Waldo Family in America" 
the writer erroneously called Abigail the daughter of Samuel Allen's 
first wife, Rebecca Cary. 

Children of Shubael and Abigail (Allen) Waldo. Born, a-e at 
Norwich, /-o at Mansfield, Conn. : — l 

bdaa. Samuel, born Sept. 18, 1731, bapt. Sept. 26, 1731, at Windham. 

bdab. Shubael, born Jan. 10, 1733, bapt. Feb. 25, 1733, at Lisbon. 

bdac. Abiathek, born Jan. 2, 1735, bapt. Feb. 23, 1735, at Lisbon. 

bdad. Jesse, born Sept. 6, 1736, bapt. Sept. 12, 1736, at Lisbon. 

bdae. Jonathan, born Aug. 17, 1738, bapt. Sept. 17, 1738, at Lisbon. 

bdaf. Thankful, born Sept. 28, 1740, bapt. Oct, 12, 1740, at Mansfield; died 

Oct. 21, 1756, at Mansfield. 

bdag. Edward, born May 14, 1742. 
bdah. Daniel, born Jan. 30, 1744. 
bdai. Mary, born Apr. 2, 1745. 2 

bdaj. Abigail, born Jan. 14, 1747; said to have married a Mr. Butcher. 

bdak. Beulah, born Jan. 16, 1749. 

bdal. Ruth, born Apr. 23, 1750; died Dec. 24, 1753, at Mansfield. 

bdam. Rebecca, born Men. 8, 1752. 

bdan. Ruth, born Apr. 10, 1755. 

bdao. Calvin, born Men. 12, 1759. 

bdb. Edward, son of Edward (John, Cornelius) and Thankful 
(Dimmock) Waldo; born July 27, 1709, at Windham, Conn.; 3 died 
Sept. 4, 1807, at Canterbury, Conn. 4 He and his wife, Abigail, were 
members of the Windham Church Dec. 22, 1734, 5 but joined the Scot- 
land Church at its foundation, in October, 1735. He soon after 
removed to Canterbury, having purchased, Jan. 10, 1734-5, for £230 
current money, of Benjamin Fox of New London, Conn., one hun- 
dred and twenty-live acres in Canterbury. 6 He was admitted, Jan. 7, 
1744-5, to the Separate Church in Canterbury, and, Apr. 15, 1782, in 
consequence of a vote of the old Separate Church for rebuilding, he 
left that society and was admitted ' into Canterbury Church. 7 Rev. 
Daniel Waldo [&#«], in a letter to Judge Loren-Pinckney Waldo 
[bdbaeb~], Sept. 22, 1857, says of Edward Waldo: u He was a man 
of ardent piety. Towards the close of life his mind was clouded. 
The Baptists assailed him, assuring him if he would go into the water 

1 Norwich Records: Mansfield Records. All the children are recorded at Mansfield. 

2 Charles-Edward Waldo [bdadabaa], says that one daughter married a Mr. Sheldon. 
Perhaps this was Mary, of whom no records have been found. 3 Windham Records. 

4 Gravestone. 5 Windham Church Records. 6 Canterbury Deeds, vol. iv., p. 199. 
7 Canterbury Church Records. 


by the hand of their minister, the cloud would vanish, and he would 
see a great light. He was immersed ; but he told me no more light 
shone on him. He took no further step with them in the peculiarities." 1 
Oct. 24, 1735, his father for "parental love and goodwill and affec- 
tion .... towards my son Edward Waldo of Windham " conveyed 
to him land in Windham, as " part of his portion " ; 2 and on the same 
date he conveyed to him about twenty acres of land in Norwich, Conn., 
abutting on his brother Shubael's land. 3 He probably continued to live 
in Canterbury for the rest of his life ; but may have lived for a short 
time at Norwich, since Apr. 16, 1744, " Edward Waldo and Abigail his 
wife of Norwich " conveyed six acres of land in Norwich to Bliss Wil- 
loughby. In the same deed they refer to a division of lands formerly 
of John Elderkin, deceased. 4 If he ever lived at Norwich he soon 
moved back to Canterbury, since Mch. 27, 1749, "Edward and Abi- 
gail Waldo of Canterbury " conveyed to Nathaniel Wales of Norwich, 
thirty- two acres in the West Society of Norwich " that was set off to 
Abigail Waldo heir to estate of Mr. John Elderkin late of Norwich, 
deceased." 5 Feb. 16, 1758, and Jan. 7, 1762, Edward Waldo of 
Canterbury, conveyed to his " son Zechariah Waldo of Canterbury," 
land in that town; and Mch. 7, 1778, and July 3, 1780, he, still of 

Canterbury, conveyed to his " sons Nathan and Zachariah 

the farm he lives on to each one half." 6 

The only town office he held was that of tithing-man in 1765. He 
married (1), Jan. 25, 1733, at Franklin, Conn., 7 Abigail, daughter of 
John (John, John) and Susannah (Baker) Elderkin of Windham and 
Norwich, born Sept. 29, 1715, at Norwich; 8 date of her death not 
learned. He married (2), date and place unknown, Ruth, whose 
surname and birth have not been discovered. She died Oct. 14, 1824, 
at Canterbury " of old age " say the records of Westminster Church, 
which is not unlikely if she was aged 97 years, as says her gravestone. 
She and her husband are buried in the so-called "Waldo Burying 
Ground" in Canterbury, but Abigail's grave, if there, is not marked. 
The inscriptions on the stones are as follows : — 

"In memory of | Mr Edward Waldo | who died Sept. 4 th 1807 | in 
the 99 th year of | his age." 

" Mrs Ruth Waldo | relict of | Mr Edward Waldo | died | Oct 14 
1824 | set 97" 

1 " Waldos in America," p. 50. 2 Windham Deeds, vol. G, p. 266. 

»10id.: Norwich Deeds, vol. yii., p. 200. * Norwich Deeds, vol. x., p. 142. » Ibid p 216. 
e Canterbury Deeds, vols, vi., p. 314; vii., p. 9; viii., pp. 352, 399. 1 Franklin Records. 
8 Norwich Records, ' 


There is no record of any children by his second wife. The will of 
Edward Waldo of Canterbury, dated Aug. 22, 1797, probated Oct. 
31, 1807, names — sons Zachariah and Nathan; daughter Abigail 
Johnson ; granddaughters Mary Waldo and Abigail Potter ; and wife 
Ruth. Reuben Harris, executor. 1 

It is quite likely that Mr. Waldo did not remove to Canterbury 
until 1744 or 1745, as three of his children, although their births are 
recorded only at Canterbury, were baptized at Scotland Church. 

Children of Edward and Abigail (Elderkin) Waldo. Born at 
Windham, Conn., probably: — 2 

bdba. Zachariah, born Feb. 1, 1734-5, bapt. Feb. 6, 1735, at Windham 

bdbb. Ann, born Sept. 5, 1737, bapt. Sept. 11, 1737, at Scotland Church. 
Canterbury records give her birth as 1735, an evident error. 

bdbc. Nathan, born June 23, 1740, bapt. July 13, 1740, at Scotland Church. 

bdbd. Abigail, born July 15, 1744, bapt. Aug. 5, 1744, at Scotland Church. 

bdc. Cornelius, son of Edward (John, Cornelius) and Thankful 
(Dimmock) Waldo; born Feb. 18, 1711-12, at Windham, Conn. ; 3 
died June 11, 1804, place unknown. 4 He lived, at first, in that part 
of Windham which is now Scotland, and was one of the first com- 
municants of Scotland Parish, and was present at the first gathering 
of the Church. With others of his family, he took an early part in 
the Separatist movement, and, in 1746, was the first signer of a state- 
ment of reasons for dissent from the Established Church. 5 Mch. 17, 
1747, he and his cousin Zebulon Rudd [beef] were cited to give their 
reasons for separating from the Scotland Church, and, refusing to 
appear, they were, three months later, both excommunicated. 6 It 
was probably at this time that he removed to Canterbury, Conn., 
where his son, Isaac, was born the following year. Four of his 
children were baptized at Scotland Church. 

Mch. 18, 1746-7, Cornelius Waldo of Windham purchased of 
Solomon Tracy of Canterbury about eighty acres, in Canterbury. 
June 11, 1751, Cornelius Waldo of Canterbury sold land in Canter- 
bury to Eleazer Parke of Preston, Conn. June 7, 1763, Cornelius 
Waldo of Canterbury sold to Jonathan Walden of Norwich eighty 
acres in Canterbury, the same farm that he had purchased in 1747. 7 
As there is no further record of him in Canterbury, he probably 

i Plainfield, Conn., Probate Records, vol. M, p. 363. 2 Canterbury Records. 
5 Windham Records. 

* Records of Miss Harriet Bingham Ames [bdiccgf], Mount Morris, N. Y. 
s " Hist, of Windham County," vol. i., p. 460. « Scotland Church Records. 
7 Canterbury Deeds, vols, v., pp. 104, 434; vii., p. 77. 


removed from the town at about this time. He was chosen "lister" 
in 1751, and "highway surveyor" in 1752. 

Mr. Waldo married Oct. 30, 1735, at Windham, 1 Abigail, daughter 
of John and Abigail Walden of Windham; born Feb. 13, 1718-19, 
at Windham; 2 died Aug. 1, 1770, "aged 51 years." 3 This marriage 
was performed by Rev. Ebenezer Devotion, and is recorded in the 
records of Scotland Church, but without date. Mr. George Waldo 
[bdiki] gave the date as Feb. 3, 1734-5, which the writer accepted 
as correct, and with it accepted the birth of a son, Cornelius, Oct. 30, 
1735, as given in " Waldos in America," p. 85. But Mr. Devotion was 
not called to the Scotland ministry until the summer of 1735, and was 
not ordained until Oct. 22, 1735 ; and, as there is no record in either 
the town or church records of Windham of the birth, baptism or death 
of any child of Cornelius and Abigail Waldo before the birth of 
Irena in 1738, there seems to be no reason for not accepting the 
evidence of the Windham Town Records as final. 

The will of John Walden of Windham, dated Aug. 14, 1755, 
probated July 10, 1759, names — wife Abigail, son John Walden, 
son Ebenezer Walden, daughter Abigail Waldo, daughter Sarah 
Kingsley, and daughter Hannah Walden. Apr. 12, 1764, Cornelius 
Waldo and Abigail Waldo gave a receipt to John Walden of Wind- 
ham, executor of the will of John Walden of Windham, "our hon d 
father," for legacy under said will. Receipts were also given in the 
same form by Nathaniel and Sarah Kingsbury (sic), Ebenezer 
Walden, and Nathaniel and Hannah Smith. 4 

Children of Cornelius and Abigail (Walden) Waldo. Born, a-d at 
Windham, e-h at Canterbury, Conn. : — 5 

bdca. Irena, born Apr. 18. 1738, bapt. Apr. 30, 1738, at Scotland Church. 

bdcb. Cornelius, born Men. 21, 1741, bapt. Men. 29, 1741, at Scotland 

bdec. Nathaniel, born Nov. G, 1743, bapt. Nov. 6, 1743, at Scotland Church: 
died Sept. 20, 1760, at Crown Point, N. Y. 8 

bded. Abigail, born July 17, 1745, bapt. July 21, 1745, at Scotland Church; 
died Oct. 22, 1749, at Canterbury. 

bdee. Isaac, born Sept. 28, 1748; died Oct. 18, 1749, at Canterbury. 

bdef. Susanna, born Aug. 10, 1749; living, unmarried, 1779, at Stonington, 
Conn., with her brother Cornelius, but married, before Sept. 24, 1805, to 
a Mr. Wait. See bdcb. 

bdeg. Isaac, born Apr. 8, 1751 ; died Men. 23, 1752, at Canterbury. 

bdeh. Abigail, born Men. 31, 1753, bapt. Nov. 29, 1753, at Canterbury; died 
Dec. 6, 1754, at Canterbury. 

3 Windham Records. 2 Ibid. 3 Records of Miss Harriet Bingham Ames [bdiccgf], 

4 Windham Probate Records, vol. iii., p. 28. 5 Windham and Canterbury Records. 
6 Records of Miss Harriet Bingham Ames [bdicegfj. 


bdf. Bethuel, son of Edward (John, Cornelius) and Thankful 
(Dimmock) Waldo; born June 10, 1719, at Windham, Conn.; 1 
died Men. 2, 1806, at Ellington, Conn. 2 His father conveyed to him, 
Men. 13, 1751, "for love and affection," a farm of seventy acres in 
Tolland, Conn., which farm Edward Waldo purchased, July 26, 1750, 
of William Brown of Bolton, Conn. 3 He lived for some time in 
Tolland; and, perhaps, removed thence to Hartford, Conn., since, 
Dec. 14, 1773, William Buckland of Hartford, sold, for £30, to 
Bethuel Waldo and Bethuel Waldo, Jr., " now residing in Hartford," 
one-half of a tract of sixty-nine acres in East Windsor, Conn. 4 Nov. 
18, 1774, Bethuel Waldo and Bethuel Waldo, Jr., "late of East 
Hartford," conveyed one-half of this land to Benjamin Munsell of 
Willington ; and, on the same date, Bethuel, Senr. , gave a quitclaim 
deed to his son for the other half, "with a mansion house thereon 
standing." 5 It is not clear from these deeds whether the description 
applies to both father and son or not. If Bethuel, Senr., did ever live 
in Hartford, he removed thence to Ellington, and there passed the 
rest of his life. Apr. 22, 1790, Ezra Waldo of Ellington leased to 
Bethuel Waldo and Lois Waldo, "both of Ellington," a farm of six- 
teen acres with the buildings thereon, in Ellington, which the said Ezra 
had bought of Asa Waterman of Norwich, Conn. A few years later, 
Ezra was in financial distress, and, Feb. 15, 1796, Bethuel Waldo 
and " Lois Waldo his wife" of Ellington, gave a quitclaim deed of 
this property back to Ezra. 6 This latter deed was witnessed by 
Frederick Waldo and Eunice Waldo. We have in these two deeds 
the only evidence yet found that Ezra was son of Bethuel and Lois, 
since his birth is not recorded at Windham, Tolland, or Ellington. 
The evidence is not conclusive, but is supported by family tradition. 

Bethuel Waldo married May 25, 1743, at Windham, 7 Lois Munsell, 
whose birth and parentage have not been learned, but who was possibly 
a daughter of Elisha Munsell of Norwich. She died May 4, 1808, 
at Ellington. 8 

Children of Bethuel and Lois (Munsell) Waldo. Born, a~d at 
Windham, e-j at Tolland, 7c unknown, I at Stafford, Conn. :— 9 

bdfa. Temperance— probably twin of Sarah,— born July 20, 1744. She is said 
to have married Simon or Simeon Atherton of Ellington (?), and to have 
had twelve children, among them a son, Cornelius, who went West, and a 
daughter, Lucy. 

i Windham Records. ! Ellington Records. s Tolland Deeds, vol. iv., pp. 344, 375. 
4 East Windsor Deeds, vol. i., p. 199. 5 Ibid., vol. ii., p. 61. 

« Ellington Deeds, vols, i., p. 240; hi., p. 149. 7 Windham Records. 8 Ellington Records. 
» Windham, Tolland and Stafford Records. 

138 , WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdf 

bdfb. Sarah— probably twin of Temperance, — bapt. Sept. 9, 1744, at Scotland 
Church. It is possible that she and Temperance are the same, since only 
the birth of Temperance and the baptism of Sarah are recorded. 

bdfc. Ezra, born Mch. 23, 1745-6, bapt. Mch. 30, 1746, at Scotland Church. 
" Pie was another of the persons who was sacrificed at Havana in 1762 

was of course but 16 years old when he enlisted in the 

expedition in which he died, and was then an inhabitant of Tolland." ! 

bdfd. Joanna, born May 10, 1748, bapt. April 15, 1748 (sic), at Scotland 
Church. She married, Jan. 26, 1775, at Bolton, Conn., 2 Amos Palmer, and 
is said to have had two sons. Mr. Palmer is said to have lived in New 
York City. Apr. 28, 1553, Seth Sturtevant was appointed administrator 
on the estate of Joanna Palmer, widow, living at the time of her death 
in New York. 3 This could hardly have been Joanna Waldo, unless she 
lived to a great age. 

bdfe. Bethuel, born May 23, 1751. 

bdff. Lois, born June 2, 1753. She is said to have married Edward Bartlett, 
probably of East Windsor, Conn., and to have had no children. 

bdfg. Eunice, born July 29, 1755; died young. 

bdfh. Thankful, born Aug. 22, 1757; died Mch. 10, 1812, at Ellington, Conn., 
unmarried. 4 

bdfi. Henry, born Jan. 14, 1762. 

bdff.. Eunice, born Apr. 8, 1764; died Apr. 4, 1802, at Ellington, unmarried. 5 

bdfk. Ezra, born Sept. 20, 1765, or '66. 6 

bdfl. Frederick, born Sept. 6, 1769. 

bdh. Joannah, daughter of Edward (John, Cornelius) and 
Thankful (Dimmock) Waldo; born Apr. 18, 1723, at Windham, 
Conn.; 7 died April 4, 1803, at Canterbury, Conn. 8 She married 
(1), Jan. 25, 1743-4, at Windham, 9 Jonah, son of Jonathan 
( Wrestling, Love, William) and Mary (Partridge) Brewster of Wind- 
ham ; born, date unknown, probably at Duxbury, Mass. ; 10 died June 
3, 1750, at Windham, " in the 50th year of his age." « He lived in 
that part of Windham which is now Scotland. 

Mrs. Joannah (Waldo) Brewster married (2), June 5, 1755, 
at Canterbury," Josiah, son of Josiah (Josiah, Moses) and 
Abigail (Paine) Cleveland of Canterbury; born Apr. 14, 1713, at 
Canterbury; died May 7, 1793, at Canterbury," and was there buried. 
He married (1), Oct. 15, 1735, at Canterbury, Sarah, daughter of 
Daniel and Sarah Lawrence ; born Feb. 7, 1709, atPlainfield, Conn. ;" 
died Feb. 6, 1755, at Canterbury," by whom he had seven children, 
viz. :— Asa, Lois, Sarah, Moses, Mary, Lydia and Josiah, of whom 

1 " History of Tolland," p. 93. « Bolton Church Records. 

\ mZ°^T 0fl ? Ce ^ W Y ° rk ' LeUer8 ° f Adm -' VoL lviL ' p - 65 ' * Ellington Records. 
• ftttJ C ° r 9 w ^ rS - Emily " Dart < Wa l d °) Cur ^ [WL 7 Windham Records. 

Gravestone. » Windham Records : Scotland Church Records. 
10 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. liii., p. 445. 

» Windham Records : Gravestone at Scotland. » « Cleveland Genealogy," p. 239 
" Gravestone, u « Cleveland Genealogy," pp. 160, 239. » Canterbury Records. 


only Asa, Josiah and Mary survived their father. The will of Josiah 
Cleveland, dated Apr. 19, 1793, probated June 4, 1793, names — sons 
Asa and Josiah ; and daughters Mary Lawrence, Lydia Phelps, 
Thankful Palmer, Abigail Cleveland, and Lois Cady, deceased. The 
distribution of his estate names — Mary Lawrence, wife of John Law- 
rence, 2nd daughter; Lydia Phelps, wife of Elijah Phelps, 3rd daugh- 
ter ; Thankful Palmer, wife of Thaddeus Palmer, 4th daughter ; and 
the heirs of Lois Cady, eldest daughter. 1 Sarah's birth is not recorded 
in the Canterbury Records, but she died Apr. 23, 1784, and was pre- 
sumably daughter of his first wife. 

The gravestones of Capt. Josiah Cleveland and of his wife Joannah 
in the old burying-ground at Canterbury are inscribed as follows : — 

" Capt Josiah Cleveland De | parted this life May 7 th | 1793 in y 6 

81 st Year of his age | Beloved in life Lamented in | death he calmly 

bid adieu | to this world with a | pleasing hope of Life | immortal 
beyond the Grave " 

" In memory of Mrs | Joanna Cleveland | wife of Cap* Josiah | 
Cleveland She died | April 4 th 1803 in y" | 80 th year of her age | 

Here let me rest | my weary head | 

Till Christ my Lord | shall raise the dead" 

Capt. Josiah Cleveland dwelt at Canterbury and was a farmer and 
tanner. He became a communicant of the old Congregational Church 
at Brooklyn, Conn., Oct. 10, 1736, and joined the Church at Canter- 
bury in September, 1745. As remembered by his grandson, Josiah 
Cady, he was " tall, erect and venerable looking, a man of dignified 
deportment. He was a deacon in the congregational church of the 
town and deeply interested in the questions which exercised the church 
of that day." 2 

Children of Jonah and Joannah (Waldo) Brewster. Born at Wind- 
ham, Conn. : — 3 

a. Jonathan, born Aug. 25, 1744; date of death not learned; lived at Wind- 
ham; married Feb. 12, 1767, at Windham, 4 Eunice Kingsley, perhaps 
daughter of Salmon and Lydia (Burg) Kingsley of Windham, born July 
9, 1745, at Windham, the only Eunice Kingsley whose birth is recorded at 

Children, born at Windham :— 5 

a. Orson, born Aug. 30, 1767. 

b. A daughter, born Jan. 25, 1769 ; died Feb. 9, 1769. 

c. Eunice, born Jan. 8, 1770. 

1 Plainfield Probate Records, vol. i., pp. 310, 351-4. 

* " Cleveland Genealogy," vol. i.,p. 161. * Windham Records. * Ibid. 5 Ibid. 


d. Ohel, born Aug. 28, 1771. 

e. Oramal, born Oct. 31, 1773. 
/. Joana, born July 29, 1775. 
g. Lydia, born Jan. 2, 1779. 

h. Jonathan, born Oct. 17, 1781. 

b. Nathan, born Jan. 31, 1745-6. He is said by George Waldo [bdiki], to 

have married a Miss Slack of Killingly, Conn., and to have died in Penn- 
sylvania, aged nearly ninety. He is not named in his grandfather Waldo's 
will of April 3, 1766. 

c. Ezekiel, born July 19, 1747, baptized July 26, 1747, at Scotland Church. 

As he is not named in his grandfather Waldo's will, Apr. 3, 1766, he was 
perhaps not living. 

d. Ann, born Feb. 12, 1748-9, bapt. Feb. 26, 1749, at Scotland Church. She 

was named in her grandfather Waldo's will of April 3, 1766, but nothing 
further has been learned of her. 

e. Jonah, born Sept. 1, 1750. As he is not named in his grandfather Waldo's 

will of Apr. 3, 1766, he perhaps had died before that date. 

Children of Josiah and Joannah (Waldo) Cleveland. Born at 
Canterbury, Conn. : — l 

/. Lydia, born Feb. 13, 1757 ; died Aug. 29, 1816, at Lebanon, Conn. She mar- 
ried Oct. 26, 1791, at Lebanon, Elijah, son of Joseph (Joseph, Jacob, George) 
and Naomi (Kibbe) Phelps of Lebanon ; born April, 1740, at Lebanon ; 
died, 1822, at Lebanon. She is erroneously called Lucy in the " Phelps 
Genealogy." Mr. Phelps was a farmer and lived at Lebanon. He mar- 
ried (1), Mch. 2, 1769, Elizabeth Smith of Norwich, who died Dec. 14, 
1774, at Lebanon, and by whom he had four children. He married (2), 
Mch. 22, 1778, Judith Parish, who died Apr. 8, 1790, at Lebanon, and by 
Avhom he had no children. He married (4), Dec. 7, 1819, Loviia-Ann 
Parish, who died at Lebanon, by whom he had no children. 2 

Children, born at Lebanon : — 3 

a. Joseph, born June 22, 1793; died Mch. 9, 1796. 

b. Laura, born Oct. 26, 1794; married Zachariah Waldo [bdbabc]. 

c. Elijah, born Mch. 8, 1796. 

d. Lydia, born Apr. 17, 1799. 

g. Thankful, born Dec. 30, 1759; married Jan. 13, 1782, at Canterbury, 4 
Thaddeus, son, probably, of Elihu (Elihu, Jonah, Jonas, Walter) &w\ Abi- 
gail (Robinson) Palmer of Scotland, Conn.; born June 22, 1759, at Scot- 
land; 5 died Sept. 17, 1797, at Canterbury. 6 His wife, Thankful, survived 
him and was appointed, Feb. 6, 1798, administratrix on his small estate. 7 
It is possible that he was son of Timothy and Orpah (Bush) Palmer of 
Sheffield, Mass., whose son, Thaddeus, was born May 27, 1761, at Shef- 
field. 8 

Children, born at Canterbury:— 8 

«. Oren, born July 14, 1784. 

b. Ira, born Aug. 17, 1786. 

c. Lucy, born Aug. 6, 1794. 

d. Joanna, born July 21, 1796. 

1 Canterbury Records : " Cleveland Genealogy," pp. 160-2. * " Phelps Family," p. 1346. 
3 Ibid. * Canterbury Records. «" Palmer Group," p. 115. 6 Canterbury Records. 

7 Plainfleld, Conn., Probate Records, vol. K, p. 113. 

8 " Descendants of Dea. Stephen Palmer," p. 24. » Canterbury Records. 


h. Abigail, born Feb. 10, 17G2; died May 21, 1838, at Canterbury. 1 She was 
living, unmarried, Apr. 19, 1793, the date of her father's will. She married 
(1), Timothy Call. 2 Nothing has been learned of him. She married (2), 
1812, Cornelius, son of John (John, Peter, Henry) and Abigail (Cleveland) 
Adams of Canterbury; born Mch. 21, 1748, at Canterbury; died Aug. 30, 
1823, at Canterbury. He was a farmer and a deacon. He married (1), 
Apr. 14, 1774, Esther Stedman, who was born Sept. 25, 1748, and died 
Aug. 21, 1805, and by whom he had eight children. He married (2), Mrs. 
Olive Chaffee Sanger, who died Oct. 31, 1809, aged 53. By his last two 
wives he had no children. 3 Mrs. Abigail Call is said to have been living 
at Sterling, Conn., when she married Deacon Adams. 

bdi. Zachetjs, son of Edward (John, Cornelius) and Thankful 
(Dimmock) Waldo; born July 19, 1725, at Windham, Conn.; 4 died 
Sept. 10, 1810, at Windham. 5 He lived in that part of Windham 
which is now Scotland, and is called of Windham in the few real 
estate transactions recorded in Windham, none of which are of im- 
portance. Aug. 4, 1748, his father conveyed to him one-half of two 
pieces of land in Windham, with a portion of a house thereon, and one- 
half of a farm and barn in Norwich, Conn., on " Shoutucket River. " 6 
The land in Norwich he sold Dec. 14, 1768, to Ithamer Hebard, 
"late of Windham now of Norwich." This deed was witnessed by 
" Syprian Waldow" and " Elizabeth Waldow." Other deeds to him 
of land in Norwich, in which he is always described as of Windham, 
are dated Oct. 1, 1752; Apr. 16, 1753; and Sept. 21, 1769. 7 

He belonged, like most of his family, to the Separate Church, and 
Apr. 5, 1773, he headed a petition to the General Assembly for relief 
from further support of the Established Church and for a separate 
establishment. January, 1774, this petition was granted and the 
memorialists and their families were constituted a distinct ecclesiastical 
society, to be known by the name of Brunswick. 8 

His will, dated Feb. 12, 1795, probated Sept. 17, 1810, calls him of 
Windham and names "wife Catharine"; sons Cyprian, Zacheus, 
Joseph, Daniel, Ebenezer and Ozias; " heirs of son John"; " four 
daughters, Ruth Bass, Eunice Rudd, Elizabeth Elmore and Talitha 
Bingham." Son Ebenezer was executor. The estate was inventoried 
at $4948.14, and receipts for legacies were signed by Eben r Bass, Ruth 
Bass, W m Rudd, Eunice Rudd, Elizabeth Elmore, John Bingham, 
Talitha Bingham and Catharine Waldo. Nov. 24, 1814, receipts 
were recorded from "John Waldo of Berkshire, Lyman Waldo of 

1 " Adams History," p. 318. 2 " Cleveland Genealogy," p. 239. 

8 " Adams History," p. 318. * Windham Records. 6 Ibid., Gravestone. 

e Norwich Deeds, vol. x., p. 135: Windham Deeds, vol. i., p. 271. 

» Norwich Deeds, vols, xii., pp. 240, 241 ; xviii., pp. 197, 337. 

s Col. Records of Conn., vol. xiv., p. 246: » History of Windham County," vol. a., p. 67. 


Edmiston, Horatio Waldo of Windham and Joseph Waldo, 2d., of 
Windham, Heirs of John Waldo," and also from Elizabeth Elmore, 
dated Canaan, and from Joseph Waldo, Ruth Bass and Daniel Waldo, 
dated Windham. Oct. 5, 1816, Joseph Waldo of Berkshire, county 
of Broome, N. Y., receipted; and Oct. 22, 1816, David Dakin and 
Ora Dakin receipted at Windham for " Cyprian Waldo Heirs," and of 
the same date is the following: — " Received $50 in full of my share 
of a Legacy to Cyprian Waldo's Heirs," signed, "T. Bay, Deborah 
Waldo, A. Storrs, Admrs. Estate of D. R. Waldo." * 

Zacheus Waldo married (1), Feb. 3, 1746-7, at Lebanon, Conn., 9 
Talitha, daughter of Joseph (Joseph, Henry) and Ruth (Denison) 
Kingsbury of Norwich; 3 born Oct. 7, 1726, at Norwich; 4 died 
Jan. 18, 1789, at Windham, "in the 63 Year of her age." 5 Her 
parents removed from Haverhill, Mass., and settled in that part 
of Norwich which is now Franklin. Her name is sometimes, errone- 
ously, given as "Tabitha." 

Mr. Waldo married (2), date unknown, but before June 21, 1790, 
Catharine, widow of Moses (Jonathan, Isaac, Thomas) Graves of 
Hatfield and Pittsfield, Mass. Her parentage and dates of birth and 
death have not been learned. She was the second wife of Moses 
Graves and had by him two children : — Jonathan, born June 26, 1762 ; 
Judith, born Feb. 16, 1764. 6 The latter married Calvin Waldo 
[bdao~], nephew of Zacheus. 

Zacheus and Talitha Waldo are buried in Scotland Burying Ground. 
Their gravestones bear the following legends : — 

"Mr Zacheus Waldo | died Sept. 10 1810 in | the 86 year of his 

11 In Memory of Talitha | ye virtuous consort of | Mr Zacheus Waldo 
| She died Jan 16 1789 | in ye 63 year of her | age" 

Children of Zacheus and Talitha (Kingsbury) Waldo. Born at 
Windham, Conn. : — 7 

bdia. Cypkian (Ziporan in early records), born Nov. 13, 1747. 

bdib. Ruth, born Nov. 28, 1748. 

bdic. John, born Apr. 22, 1750. Family records say Apr. 14. 

bdid. Eunice, born Feb. 12, 1753. 

bdie. Elizabeth, born Oct. 11, 1754. 

1 Windham Probate Records, vol. xvi., p. 6. 

2 Lebanon Church Records: Windham Records. 

s " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xiii., p. 160: " Dudley Family," pp. 885, 1035. 

4 Weaver's Mss. with Conn. Hist. Soc. 6 Windham Records. 

• " Genealogies of Radley Families," p. 62 : "Graves Family," p. 22. 7 Windham Records. 


bdif. Zacheus, born Nov. 20, 1756, 

bdig. Joseph, born Oct. 5, 1758. 

bdih. Talitha, born Aug. 5, 1760. 

bdii. Daniel, born Sept. 10, 1762. 

bdij. Mary, born Dec. 2, 1764; died Jan. 11, 1765. l 

bdik. Ebenezer, born Aug. 15, 1766. Records of George Waldo say Aug. 16. 

bdil. Ozias, born Apr. 21, 1768. 

bdj. John, son of Edward (John, Cornelius) and Thankful 
(Dimmock) Waldo; born Oct. 18, 1728, at Windham, Conn.; 2 died 
Aug. 23, 1814, near Bridgeport, Harrison County, Va., now West 
Virginia. 3 He removed from Windham, after 1762, to New York 
State, and settled in Albany County, probably, since his son, John, 
says that he was living in that county when he enlisted in the Revolu- 
tionary army. Perhaps he is the John Waldo referred to in the 
following : — 

" In Council of Safety, Sept. 6, 1777. 

" M r John Waldo one of the committee of St Coik (sic) is permitted To 
Take John Sessions to the Committee there." 

"Attest IRA ALLEN Sec'y." 4 

He accompanied his son John to Virginia in 1794 or 1796, and 
settled near Bridgeport, Harrison County, in what is now West Vir- 
ginia, and remained there until his death. He married Mch. 14, 
1750-1, perhaps at Windham, since the marriage is there recorded, 
Jemima, daughter of John (John, John, George) Abbot; 5 born Mch. 
23, 1729 ; 6 died 1815, near Bridgeport, where she and her husband 
are buried, and where "a plain slab marks their resting place." 7 
It is family tradition that Jemima Abbot was born within a very few 
miles of Boston, Mass. Perhaps she was born at Sudbury, Mass., 
where her grandfather settled, about 1696. 8 It is also family tradition 
that John Waldo was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, but positive 
proof of this has not been found. 

Children of John and Jemima (Abbot) Waldo. Born, a-/ at 

Windham, Conn., g-i unknown. 9 

bdja. Phipps, born Jan. 21, 1752. Family Bible says Jan. 23. He was killed, 
Jan. 18, 1776, 10 being shot at a court-house gathering on the Mohawk 
River. He is said to have had a singular premonition of his impending 
death, and made some arrangements on leaving home that morning for 
such an event. He was never married, but was betrothed at the time of 
his death. 11 

' Records of George Waldo [bdiki]. Birth not recorded at Windham. 

1 Windham Records. 3 Family Records : " Waldos in America," p. 96. 

* Records of Council of Safety and Governor & Council of Vermont, vol. i. f p. 161. 

s "Abbot Family," p. 150. • Family Bible of Mrs. Aurelius Goff, Bridgeport, W. Va. 

7 Records of Mrs. Lucinda-Ann Zinn [bdjfha]. 8 " Essex Antiquarian," vol. i., p. 103. 

'■» Windham Records : Family Bible. 10 Family Bible. 

» Records of Miss Asenath-Porter Waldo [bdjika]. 


bdjb. Gamaliel, born Aug. 28, 1755. Family Bible says Aug. 29. 

bdjc Olive, born Nov. 24, 1753. Family Bible says Nov. 23. She married 
Peter Hartwell, and died " before 1850 in her 97th year. They lived in 
Washington County, N. Y., and raised a family there." l 

bdjd. Ann, born Nov. 24, 1757. 2 

bdje. Zeuviah, born Feb. 2, 1760. Family Bible says Jan. 1. 

bdjf. John, born Feb. 16, 1762. Family Bible says Jan. 15. 

bdjg. Daniel, born May 24, 1764. 

bdjh. Jemima, born May 26, 1766. 

bdji. Jedediah, born Oct. 19, 1772. "Waldos in America" says Oct 17; 
Records of George Waldo [bdiki] say Oct. 18. 

cab. Faith, daughter of Cornelius (Cornelius, Cornelius) and 
Faith (Savage) Waldo; born Jan. 1, 1713, at Boston, Mass.; 3 died 
Nov. 8 or 9, 1784, at Boston, and was buried Nov. 11, 1784, from the 
house of her son, Samuel, in Boston. 4 She married June 22, 1743 — 
intentions May 19, 1743 — at Boston (by the Rev. Thomas Foxcroft), 5 
Obadiah, son of John and Rachel (Procter) Cookson of Boston ; born 
Feb. 1, 1709, at Boston, 6 bapt. Feb. 5, 1709-10, at New South Church; 
date of his death not learned. Mr. Cookson married (1), Apr. 26, 1737, 
at Boston, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Smith of Boston, by whom 
he had two children, viz. : — John, born Apr. 10, 1738, and Margaret, 
born May 29, 1740, both at Boston. His wife, Margaret, died Jan. 
19, 1742, at Boston, 7 and, on June 21, 1740, he was appointed 
guardian of the children "to take into his custody such estate as 
accrues to them in right of their grandfather Thomas Smith, late of 
Boston, Deceased." 8 

The will of John Cookson, dated Feb. 13, 1760, probated Oct. 29, 
1762, names — son Obadiah, to whom he forgave his debts and gave 
twenty shillings "for full portion in his estate"; grandson Samuel 
Cookson, to whom was given "all my gunsmiths tools when he shall 
be of age " ; grandson John Cookson, and granddaughter Margaret 
Cookson, children of son Obadiah, by first wife, to whom was given a 
house and land in Fish Street, Boston, and land in Georgetown. 
One-third of the residue of the estate was left in trust for the benefit 
of Obadiah and his children. A codicil, dated June 4, 1762, names — 
grandchildren John Cookson and Margaret Cookson, now Margaret 
Webb. 9 

1 Records of Miss Asenath-Porter Waldo [bdjika]. 

* Family Bible. Not recorded at Windham. 3 Boston Records. 

4 Massachusetts Centinel, Nov. 10, 1784; day of death not given. 

a Boston Records : " N. E. Hist. & G-en. Register," vol. xlii., p. 252. 6 Boston Records. 

7 Ibid. 8 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xxxvi., p. 73. 

9 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. lxi., p. 137. • 


Mr. Cookson was a grocer, and kept his shop in Fish Street, 
Boston, at the sign of the "Cross X Pistols," as appears by his 
numerous advertisements in the newspapers of the day. He was, 
apparently, a very eccentric man ; and is called, in a confirmation of a 
mortgage, dated Sept. 1, 1756, " a Person thought to be of unsound 
mind." > As early as June 2, 1737, an advertisement in the Boston 
Gazette accused him of offering for sale "a dwelling House on the 
Long Wharf " in which he had absolutely no interest. He was himself 
a persistent advertiser, in that respect being ahead of his times ; and, 
generally, called attention to some sermon or other similar publica- 
tion of no particular connection with his regular business, as in the 
following : — 

"Just published for, and to be Sold by Obadiah Cookson at the Cross 
Pistols, in Fish Street Boston, A Sermon much approved of, Intitled, Love 
to our Neighbour, preached at Freehold in the Jersies, by Joseph Morgan 
A. M. Price 6 pounds per hundred, if for Gifts 18 shillings per Dozen, and 
2 shillings single. Said Cookson also sells Grocery Braziery and Cutlery 
Wares and a rich Assortment of English and India Goods, by Wholsale or 
Retale at moderate rates." 2 

Faith Waldo's marriage with Mr. Cookson proved unhappy, and in 
1748 she left him. Mr. Cookson went so far as to publish his marital 
troubles to the world, in the following singular notice, which appeared 
in the Boston Gazette, June 28, 1748 : — 

11 Whereas Faith Cookson the Wife to me the Subscriber, has at sundry 
Times absconded and eloped from me her Husband : but more especially 
between the 4th Day of June Instant and the 25th of said Month, And did 
cause without my consent or privity, a Feather Bed to be conveyed away 
from my House ; she has also often threatened to run me in debt not content 
therewith (but taking advantage of her Brother John's having suddenly and 
with great Rage and Fury on the 17th Instant assaulted me, knock'd me clown, 
violently bruised and mauled me with his Fists ; especially about my Temples 
and all parts of my Head ; also my Arms, Ribbs and Thighs, to my great, very 
great Damage, as I suppose he'll know in Time) my Wife with others her 
Confederates have continued the Practice of plundering and rifling my House, 
taking Papers of great consequence to me and others in Trade and other ways, 
Money, Plate, China, Books, Keys &c, &c, &c, entring my House thro' Doors 
and Windows by themselves open'd, tho' I and my Friends had Lock't Bolted 
and Bar'd said Avenues as secure as we could with Deliberation. I do there- 
fore hereby publickly caution and warn all Persons whatever, who may be 
hereafter apply'd to, by my said Wife directly or indirectly, for Money, 
Goods, Provisions, or whatever else on my Credit not to supply her on my 
Credit or Account, for I hereby declare to all intents and purposes, I will not 
pay to the value of one Farthing so Contracted, unless she returns and con- 
tinues to dwell with me, and manifests her steady Disposition to behave as a 
Wife ought by Law and Reason to do : if she does so, I promise hereby to 
receive and entertain her with all that Pity, Love and Courtesy that a Hus- 
band ought, and also to proclaim with great Chearfulness her good Deeds, as 
publickly as her Evil are hereby declar'd by— OBADIAH COOKSON 

Boston June 28, 1748." 

1 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. lxxxix., p. 130. 

2 Boston News-Letter, Aug. 10, 1749. 



The publication of this remarkable notice evidently created some 
stir and protest on the part of her family, for in its next number the 
Boston Gazette printed the following : — 

" Whereas an Advertisement signed Obadiah Cookson, relating to Matters 
of Charge against his Wife was (by the Desire of his Father as well as him- 
self) inserted in onr last; We take this Opportunity to inform our Readers, 
that having since heard the Matters of Charge therein suggested, fairly (as 
we believe) related, we have other Ideas of them than we could conceive 
when they were brought to the Press. And we hereby give Notice, that no 
Advertisements of Elopements will hereafter be publishod in this Paper 
without being signed by one or more of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace 
signifying the Expediency thereof." 

It is probable that Mrs. Cookson never returned to her husband. 
Her father, in his will of Oct. 4, 1748, calls her simply Faith Cook- 
son, while in naming his other daughters be mentions their husbands. 
She was given permission by the General Court to convey the real 
estate she inherited from her father, without her husband, "he being 
thought to be of unsound mind," and, July 4, 1764, she, being 
described as wife of Obadiah Cookson, yeoman, sold land in Rutland, 
with her brother Thomas, under this permission. 1 

Mr. Cookson died before Jan. 1, 1771, for in a deed of that date, 
given by all the heirs of Cornelius Waldo, Faith was called " of 
Watertown, widow." Faith Cookson was admitted to the First 
Church, Boston, July 25, 1749, and her youngest child was baptized 
there a few days later. 2 

She was admitted to the First Baptist Church in Boston, July 2, 
1780. 3 The births of the children are not recorded at Boston, and 
we only learn of them through their baptisms and the wills of their 
grandfather, John Cookson, and their uncle, John Waldo [caf~\ . 

Children of Obadiah and Faith (Waldo) Cookson. Born probably 
at Boston, Mass. : — 

a. Samuel, born about 1744, bapt. May 13, 1744, at New South Church. Aug. 
18, 1754, Thomas Waldo [cae'] of Boston, merchant, was appointed 
" Guardian to Samuel Cookson, a minor aged about 10 years, Son of 
Obadiah Cookson, Grocer, of Boston." 4 He died Mch. 6, 1806, " act. 63 
yrs.," at West Roxbury, Mass., whither he had removed in 1795, haviDg 
been admitted, Aug. 17, 1795, into the First Church of West Roxbury 
with a letter of dismissal from the Church of Christ in Hollis Street, 
Boston. 5 

His uncle, John Waldo [caf], in his will, dated July 4, 1791, makes him 
one of his residuary legatees, and leaves a silver tankard to " John-Waldo 
Cookson, son of my nephew Samuel Cookson." 6 

1 Worcester County Deeds, vol. xlix., p. 465. * Records of First Church. 

a Records of First Baptist Church. * Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xlix., p. 504. 

5 Records of First Church, West Roxbury. « Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xciv., p. 421. 


In the list of inhabitants of the town of Boston in 1790 Samuel Cook- 
son is reported as having in his family :— Two white males of 16 years 
and upwards, including heads of families; one white male under 16 years 
and one white female, including heads of families. 1 This probably 
means that he, his wife and two sons were then living in Boston. He is 
described as a shopkeeper in a deed by which he and his wife mortgaged 
to Jonathan Waldo \ldbb~] of Salem, the "Lamb Tavern" in Boston. 2 
He was admitted to communion in Hollis Street Church, June 16, 1771. 

He married (1), Dec. 25, 1769, at Boston, Mary, daughter of Benjamin 
and Hannah (Dyer) Church of Boston; born June 18, 1743, at Boston; 
date of death not learned. 3 

He married (2), Oct. 3, 1793, at West Church, Boston, 4 Mrs. Susannah 
Osborne of Boston. 

Children, by first wife, bapt. at Hollis Street Church, Boston :— 5 

a. Thomas-Waldo, bapt. June 16, 1771. 

b. Samuel, bapt. Jan. 10, 1773. 

c. John- Waldo, bapt. Dec. 17, 1780. 

By second wife : — 

d. Hannah-Church, bapt. July 27, 1794, at Hollis Street Church. 

e. An infant, born Dec. 13, 1795; died Dec. 17,1795, aet. 4 days. 

b. Elizabeth, bapt. July 28, 1745, at New South Church; date of her death 

unknown. She probably never married, since she was living single in 
1791, when her uncle, John Waldo [caf], left in his will £500 " for use of 
my niece Elizabeth Cookson during her life as a Testimony of esteem and 
as compensation for her kind attention to me and my family during her 
residence with me." He also made her one of his residuary legatees, and 
in a codicil dated June 8, 1796, he gave her " all the Furniture which has 
usually stood in the Front Chamber of my Dwelling House (excepting my 
Portrait)." 7 

c. Lydia, bapt. July 30, 1749, at First Church, Boston; date of her death 

unknown. She is called of Bristol, England, by her uncle, John Waldo, 
in his will, who made "my niece Lydia Cookson" one of his residuary 
legatees. She was probably living with her uncle, Joseph Waldo \cah~], 
and was probably never married. 

cac. Cornelius, son of Cornelius (Cornelius, Cornelius) and 
Faith (Savage) Waldo; born Apr. 25, 1715, at Boston, Mass. ; 8 died 
Feb. 4, 1782, at Sudbury, Mass. 9 The first record of him is in a 
deed dated Nov. 25, 1736, by which " Cornelius Waldo, Jun r of Bos- 
ton, Merchant," conveyed to his u Honoured Father Cornelius Waldo of 
Boston, Merchant," land in the township of Rutland, Mass., which was 
given him by his " Honoured Grandmother Mrs. Faith Waldo Late of 
said Boston Deceased by a Deed Bearing Date July 24, 1718." 10 Soon 
after this he removed to Worcester, Mass., and lived there for a number 

1 Report of Record Commissioners, vol. xxii., p. 487. 

8 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. cxxxi., p. 273. 3 Boston Records. 

* Records of West Church. 6 Records of Hollis Street Church. 

• Records of First Church, West Roxbury. 7 "Suffolk Probate Records," vol. xciv., p. 421. 
8 Boston Records. 9 Mss. of Daniel Waldo [cahf]. 

w Worcester County Deeds, vol. ix., p. 3: Middlesex County Deeds, vol. xix., p. 404. 


of years, being described as a " trader," in deeds in which his name 
appears during his residence in Worcester. 

Mch. 25, 1742, his father, in selling an estate in Worcester to 
Daniel Willard, describes it as " a certain Messuage or Tenement of 
Houseing and Land Scituate in Worcester where my son Cornelius 
Waldo Jun r now dwells." 1 This lot was immediately south of the 
present line of Mechanic Street and was probably at the corner of 
Main Street. His name appears several times in the Worcester 
records. Mch. 3, 1739-40, " Curneilus waldo " was chosen surveyor 
of highways; Mch. 2, 1740-1, " Cornelious Waldo" was chosen to 
the same office; May 11, 1741, "Cornelious waldo" was granted for 
"13 birds heads, 0. 3. 0."; Jan. 7, 1744-5, " mr. waldo" was 
placed on a committee "to procure Suitable persons as Soon as may 
be to preach in a probationary way till y e Town Shall further order." 
May 4, 1747, the town, after fixing a date for the installation of Rev. 
Mr. Maccarty, appointed a " Comitte " of which " Cornelius waldo " 
was a member, " to provide for the handsome Entertainment of Such 
Rev 2 Gentlmen & the Delegates of y e Churches to be sent too for 
that purpose & for Such other G-entl m as may be present at y e Solemnity 
& also to provide pastering for their horses " ; Mch. 7, 1 747-8, " Voted 
that messrs Corneilus waldo, John Chaddick & Joshua Biglo be a 
Comitte to Setle accots with the Town Tresr and make Report." 2 

After this date his name disappears from the Worcester records and 
he probably removed to Watertown, Mass., at about this time. He 
certainly had left by Mch. 25, 1750, when "Cornelius Waldo Jun r 
late of Worcester, Trader," conveyed land in Worcester to his 
father. 3 Aug. 23, 1753, "Cornelius Waldo of Watertown, shop- 
keeper," conveyed an estate in Watertown, and in several deeds 
thereafter he is called of Watertown, but described as " gentleman" 
and may have retired from business. One of these deeds, dated Jan. 
18, 1769, is signed also by " Hannah Waldo his wife in token of con- 
sent." 4 Dec. 5, 1769, "Cornelius Waldo of Watertown, Gentleman, 
with Hannah his wife," sold a dwelling-house, barn and outhouses 
and three-quarters of an acre of land in Watertown. 5 This was, 
most likely, his Watertown residence, and he probably removed not 
long after to Sudbury, where he was living Jan 31, 1771, when 
"Cornelius Waldo of Sudbury, Shopkeeper, and Hannah his wife," 
together with his brothers and sisters conveyed land to his brother 

1 Worcester County Deeds, vol. xv., p. 135. 2 Worcester Town Records, Book 2. 

8 Worcester County Deeds, vol. xxix., p. 241. 

* Middlesex County Deeds, vols, lvii., p. 210; lxxix., p. 67. 6 Ibid., vol. lxs., p. 9. 


John, all being named as children of '* Cornelius Waldo late of 
Boston, deceased." 1 

No further records of him have been found. His nephew, Daniel 
Waldo [calif], in his manuscript account of the family says of him : — 
"He was educated as a Merchant. For a short time he resided in 
Worcester and married the Daughter of Major Hey wood. She lived 
but a short time and died childless. He then removed to Watertown 

and married of Sudbury. From Waiertown he removed to 

Sudbury, where he died Feb. 4, 1782, never having had a child." 

This is, in the main, correct but his first wife died after their removal 
to Watertown and was buried in the old burying-ground there. The 
following is the inscription on her gravestone : — 

" Here lies Buried y e | Body of M rB Hannah | Waldo y° wife of M 1 | 
Cornelius Waldo | who died December | y e 2. 1765 aged 45 years." 2 

Hannah, daughter of Major Daniel and Hannah {Ward) Hey wood, 
was born Dec. 30, 1720, at Worcester. 3 She would therefore have 
been just 45 years old in December, 1765, and she was undoubtedly 
the wife of Cornelius Waldo, though no record of the marriage has 
yet been found. Her father, son of Deacon John Hey wood, went to 
Worcester in 1718 and died Apr. 12, 1773, in the 79th year of his age. 
Her mother, Hannah, daughter of Obadiah Ward, died Feb. 24, 1760, 
in the 64th year of her age. 4 

"Mr. Cornelius Waldo of Watertown and Mrs. Hannah Peirce of 
Lincoln, Mass. were married July 24, 1766 at Lincoln." 5 Her birth , 
parentage and death have not been learned. No children. 

cad. Elizabeth, daughter of Cornelius (Cornelius, Cornelius) 
and Faith (Savage) Waldo; born Oct. 14, 1716, at Boston, Mass.; 
died May 4, 1801, at Boston. 6 She married (by Rev. Thomas Fox- 
croft) Dec. 9, 1742, at Boston, 7 Benjamin, son of Ebenezer (Rich- 
ard) and Rebekah (Sprague) Austin of Charlestown, Mass. ; born 
Mch. 9 (bapt. 10th), 1716-17 ; 8 died Mch. 14, 1806, at Boston. 9 He 
became an eminent merchant in Boston, where he lived. In 1775 he 
was chosen councilor but his election was negatived by Gov. Gage. 
" He sustained," says his nephew Daniel Waldo [cakf], " high and 

1 Worcester County Deeds, vol. lxvi., p. 137. * " Watertown Epitaphs," p. 59. 

3 Worcester Records. 

4 " Inscriptions from the Old Burying Grounds in Worcester," pp. 40, 41. 

5 Records of Middlesex County Clerk. « Boston Records. 

7 Ibid. : " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xlii., p. 252. 

8 " Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. ii., p. 29. 9 Boston Records. 


important offices after America withdrew her allegiance from Great 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Austin died intestate. June 9, 1801, John 
Kneeland of Andover, Mass., was appointed administrator on the 
estate of ''Elizabeth Austin, late wife of Benjamin Austin of Bos- 
ton," Benjamin Austin and Jonathan-Loring Austin of Boston being 
his sureties, 1 The reason for this appointment does not appear. 
Perhaps Mr. Kneeland was her son-in-law. 

Mr. Austin was prominent during his whole life and foremost in 
town affairs. He was selectman from 1758 to 1765 inclusive, and was 
again elected to that office Mch. 10, 1766, but declined to serve, 
whereupon the town "voted unanimously that the Thanks of the 
Town be and hereby are given to the said Joshua Henshaw & Benjamin 
Austin Esq rs for their faithful services as Selectmen some Years past." 
The following year he was chosen an overseer of the poor, but was 
excused. At the special town meeting held after the "Massacre," he 
was on the committee to wait on the Lieutenant-Governor to "request 
instant removal of the troops." May 20, 1772, he was on the com- 
mittee to instruct the Representatives. Nov. 5, 1773, he was placed 
on the committee to " wait on those Gentlemen who it is reported are 
appointed by the East India Company to receive and sell Tea, and to 
request them from a regard to their own characters and the peace and 
good order of the Town and Province immediately to resign their 
appointment." July 19, 1774, he was on a "Committee on Ways 
and Means " to employ those thrown out of employment by the Boston 
Port Bill. Dec, 1774, he was on a committee of " Inspection & to 
carry the Resolutions of the Continental Congress into Execution." 
May 23, 1776, he was elected representative, but was soon after 
" chosen into the Hon ble the Council of the Colony." In addition to 
these he held many other minor positions. 2 

Mr. Daniel Waldo [calij *], says that they had nine children, but the 
births of but four are recorded in Boston, and the baptisms of eight 
only are recorded in the records of the First Church. 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Waldo) Austin. Born at 
Boston, Mass. : — 3 

a. Benjamin, born July 25, 1744, bapt. July 29, 1744; died young. 

b. Benjamin, bapt. May 4, 1746, at First Church; died young. 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xcix., p. 337. 

2 Report of Record Commissioners, vols, xvi., pp. 4, 16, 31, 47, 65, 79, 104, 130, 162; xviii., 
pp. 2, 87, 143, 183, 206, 233, 235. 3 Boston Records. 


c. Jonathan-Loring, born Dec. 22, 1747, bapt. Dec. 22, 1747, at First Church; 

died May 10, 1826, at Boston. 1 His will, dated Jan. 3, 1823, probated May 
15, 1826, names — son James, and wife Catharine; son Loring; grandson 
Loring, son of Loring; granddaughter Maria-Cornelia-Ritchie, daughter 
of son James. 2 He married Apr. 4, 1782, 3 at Boston, Hannah, daughter 
of James and Hannah (Trecothick?) 4 I vers of Boston; born Mch. 20, 
1756, at Boston; died Nov. 20, 1818, at Boston. 5 The will of James Ivers 
of Boston, dated Aug. 5, 1812, probated June 19, 1815, names— son Jarnes- 
Trecothick of London, Eng. ; daughter Hannah, wife of Jonathan-Loring 
Austin of Boston; daughter Jane, wife of Benjamin Austin. 8 

Children, born at Boston :— - 7 

a. James-Ivers, born Nov. 6, 1782; buried Nov. 9, 1782, set. 3 days. 

b. James-Trecothick, born Jan. 10, 1784, bapt. Jan. 18, 1784. 

c. Loring, bapt. May 1, 1790. 

d. Hannah. 

d. Rebecca, born June 20, 1749, bapt. June 25, 1749, at First Church. 

e. Benjamin, bapt. Oct. 21, 1750, at First Church ; died young. 

/. Benjamin, born Nov. 18, 1752, bapt. Nov. 19, 1752, at First Church; died 
May 4, 1820, at Boston. 8 His will, dated Jan. 6, 1818, probated May 15, 
1820, names — wife Jane; son Benjamin, physician; estate of James 
Ivers, his father-in-law; son-in-law Charles-D. Coolidge, and Eliza, his 
wife, "my daughter"; and daughter Hannah- Trecothick. 9 He mar- 
ried July 26, 1785, at Boston, 10 Jane, daughter of James and Hannah 
(Trecothick?) Ivers of Boston, born Mch. 17, 1758, at Boston; died Feb. 
3, 1842, at Boston. 11 Her will, dated July 29, 1834, probated Feb. 28, 
1842, names — daughter Hannah-Trecothick Austin ; son Benjamin Austin ; 
son-in-law Charles-D. Coolidge, husband of daughter Eliza. 12 

Children, born at Boston : — 13 

a. Benjamin, born Aug. 27, 1786, bapt. Sept. 3, 1786, at First Church ; 

died Dec, 1792, at Boston. 

b. Charles, born Feb. 6, 1788, bapt. Feb. 10, 1788, at First Church; 

died Aug. 4, 1806; " a member of Harvard College, killed by a 
pistol by Thos. O. Selfridge." u 

c. Eliza, born Nov. 21, 1789, bapt. Nov. 22, 1789, at First Church. 

d. Jane, bapt. June 5, 1791, at First Church. 

e. Benjamin, born Apr. 9, 1793; bapt. Apr. 14, 1793, at First Church. 
/. Hannah-Trecothick, born June 26, 1795. 

g. Elizabeth, bapt. Sept. 15, 1754, at First Church ; died young. 

h. Elizabeth, bapt. Feb. 12, 1758, at First Church; died young, probably. 

cae. Thomas, son of Cornelius (Cornelius, Cornelius) and Faith 
(Savage) Waldo; born Sept. 8, 1718, at Boston, Mass.; 15 died July 
3, 1796, at Newton, Mass., according to his nephew, Daniel Waldo 

1 Boston Records. 

« Suffolk Probate Records, vol. cxxiv 1 ., p. 573. 3 Trinity Church Records. 
4 Hannah, daughter of Mark and Hannah Trecothick, born Dec. 2, 1724, at Boston, was 
probably wife of James Ivers. 5 Boston Records. 
6 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. cxiii., p. 295. 

' Boston Records : Records of Trinity, First and West Churches. 8 Boston Records. 
9 Siiffolk Probate Records, vol. cxviii 1 ., p. 375. 3 ° Trinity Church Records. 
« Boston Records. l2 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. cxl'., p. 113. 13 Boston Records. 
14 Ibid. 15 Boston Records. 


[cuhf] ; or at Watertown, Mass., according to the Massachusetts Spy 
of July 6, 1796. He was in the Louisbourg expedition, in which so 
many of his relatives took part, in the capacity of muster-master, his 
commission being dated Mch. 7, 1744. 1 

In 1749 he petitioned for compensation for his services as muster- 
master in the Louisbourg campaign. His petition was dismissed, on 
the ground that no provision had been made for such an officer and 
the appropriations had been otherwise used. The petition is as 
follows : — 2 

" To his Excellency William Shirley Esq r . Captain Generall and Governour 
in Chief in and Over his Majesty's Province of Massachusetts Bay in New 
England, and the Hon ble House of Representatives in Generall Court Assem- 
bled y e 12 th day of June 1749. 

The Humble Petition of Thomas Waldo of Boston in the County of Suffolk 
in the Province aforesaid Gentlemen — 

Your Petitioner most humbly sheweth that he was Appointed & Commis- 
sioned by your Excellency to be Muster Master of the Forces raised in the 
said province for the late Expedition against Cape Breton of which Forces 
the hon bl William Pepperell Esq r was Commander in Chief. That your said 
Petitioner has not been allowed any Pay or Received any Consideration 
whatsoever on Account of his Services as Muster Master of the Forces 
aforesaid he having performed his Duty to the Acceptance of the Generall 
& Officers from the beginning of the said late Expedition to the 25 th day 
of June being the Space of Fifteen months and Eighteen days, Wherefore 
your Petitioner most numbly Prays that Your Excellency & Honours would 
be pleased to take the matter being of great importance to your said 
Petitioner into your wise & just Consideration and allow Your Petitioner 
a suitable Reward for his Service under the said Commission. Or Otherwise 
as you in Your Great Wisdom shall think Convenient and 

Your Petitioner 
as in Duty Bound 
Shall ever Pray 

In the House of Rep ives June 27, 1749 Read and Committed to Col Storer 
Brigadier Gen 1 Waldo and Col Buckminster to Consider and Report thereon. 

His nephew says that he once commanded the Cadet Company, 
otherwise called the Governor's Guards, but of this no other testimony 
has been found. He became a merchant in Boston, and is so described 
in various deeds and legal papers on record in the Registries of Deeds 
and of Probate in Suffolk County. He is so described in a deed given 
by himself and Faith Cookson, July 4, 1764; but a mortgage given 
Apr. 26, 1763, to Thomas Waldo of Boston, merchant, was discharged, 
Mch. 24, 1768, on the margin, by Thomas Waldo of Newton; and, 
Dec. 25 and Dec. 26, 1769, he gave two deeds, in both of which he is 
called of Newton, gentleman. In a deed, dated Jan. 31, 1771, he is 
again called of Boston, merchant. 3 It would appear, therefore, that 

1 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxiv., p. 376. 

2 " Massachusetts Archives," vol. lxxiii., p. 459. 

3 Worcester County Deeds, vols, xlvi., p. 369; xlix., p. 465; lxi., p. 255; lxii., r p. 315; lxvi., 
p. 137. 


some time between 1764 and 1768 he gave up his business in Boston 
and went to Newton, but had returned to Boston and had resumed 
business before 1771. At a meeting of the Selectmen of Boston, 
Aug. 17, 1774, Thomas Waldo was "approbated to Retail" [liquors] 
" at his Shop near y e Long Wharff." Mch. 11, 1765, at Boston town 
meeting, he was chosen one of the wardens for the year ensuing. 1 

He was named in his brother John's will, but survived him less than 
a month. He was never married. 

caf. John, son of Cornelius (Cornelius, Cornelius) and Faith 
(Savage) Waldo; born Oct. 30, 1720, at Boston, Mass.; 2 died June 
10, 1796, at Boston. 3 The first heard of him is in 1748, when his 
brother-in-law, Obadiah Cookson, publicly advertised that he had been 
violently assaulted by his wife's brother, John. 4 The following year 
we find him in the hardware business with his brother Daniel " at their 
Shop the South Corner of the Court House, near the Stone Cutters 
Yard." 5 He soon after separated from his brother and succeeded to 
his father's business and advertised in the Boston Post, Oct. 1, 1750, 

44 To be sold by John Waldo, at his Warehouse N? 17 on the Long Wharf, 
opposite to the first Crane, very cheap for Cash, Jamaica Sugar, Molasses, 
West India and New England Rum " etc. 

He seems to have been prosperous, owning much real estate in 
Boston, Worcester and Holden, Mass., which he obtained partly by 
inheritance from his father and partly by purchase. With his brother 
Thomas he was, after his mother's death, administrator on both his 
father's and his mother's estates. He does not appear to have been 
prominent in town affairs and his name appears but seldom in the 
Boston Records. His name appears among many others who signed 
a petition, December 19, 1760, to the General Court regarding the 
appropriation by officers of the Crown of moneys belonging to the 
Province. 6 His name, with that of his brothers, Joseph and Daniel, 
is on the list of the Sons of Liberty who dined at Dorchester, Aug. 
14, 1769, to celebrate the resignation of Gov. Bernard. 7 Aug. 26, 
1776, he (from Ward 5), was on a committee to make house to house 
inquiries regarding small-pox. Aug. 19, 1776, he was drawn as 
" Jury Man for the Court Erected for the tryal of Vessels that shall 
be found infesting the Sea Coast of America." Dec. 19, 1776, John 

1 Report of Record Commissioners, vols, xiii., p. 131; xxiii., pp. 225-6. 

2 Boston Records. 3 Boston Gazette, June 13, 1796. * Ibid., June 28, 1748. 
c Ibid., May 9, 1749. 6 Drake's " History of Boston," p. 675. 

7 " Mass. Hist. Society's Proceedings," vol. xi., p. 142. 



Waldo of Ward 11 was draughted for the army. 1 Thus there appear 
to have been two John Waldos in Boston in 1776, and it is not clear 
which is the one in consideration, but it is probable that the one from 
Ward 11, who was draughted, was John, son of John and Hannah 
(Gold) Waldo \bbag\. 

In the Boston Directory for 1789 his name appears as " John Waldo, 
shop-keeper, No. 60 Newbury-street," and in that for 1796 as " John 
Waldo, esq. No. 19, Newbury street." In the census of 1790 his 
family consisted of two free white males of sixteen years and upwards 
and two free white females ; including probably himself, his brother 
Thomas and his two nieces, Lydia and Elizabeth Cookson, one of 
whom we know, from his will, was living with him in 1791. The 
Boston Gazette of June 13, 1796, thus notices his death :— 

" Died, On Friday evening, John Waldo. Esq. Aet. 76. His funeral will 
be this afternoon at half past 5 o'clock, from his late dwelling house in New- 
bury St., where his Relatives, Friends, and acquaintances, will please attend 
without a more particular invitation." 

His will, dated July 4, 1791, with a codicil dated June 8, 1796, was 
probated June 21, 1796. 2 It names — his brother Thomas; niece, 
Elizabeth Cookson; John- Waldo Cookson, son of nephew Samuel 
Cookson; brother Joseph, late of Bristol, England, now of Boston, 
merchant; brother Daniel Waldo of Worcester; sister Elizabeth 
Austin, wife of Benjamin Austin, Esq. ; sister Lydia Austin, widow 
of Timothy Austin, late of Boston, deceased; the children of late 
sister, Faith Cookson, deceased, viz. : Nephew Samuel Cookson, 
niece Elizabeth Cookson, and niece Lydia Cookson of Bristol, Eng- 
land. In the codicil he mentions his portrait, and leaves to the 
" Deacons of the Congregational Church and Society usually meeting 
in the New South Meeting House three hundred and fifty dollars, the 
interest of same to be used for the more comfortable support of such 
persons belonging to said Church as in their discretion are the best 
objects of their charity." His estate was inventoried at $11,790.43. 
In the account of the executors, allowed Apr. 25, 1797, are charged 
the expenses for nursing and funeral of Thomas Waldo, his brother. 
Mr. Waldo's portrait by J. W. Durant is in the Worcester Art 

He married Sept. 17, 1761 (by Rev. Mr. Foxcroft), at Boston, 3 
Abigail, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Arnold) Welles of Boston, 
born Dec. 2, 1730, at Boston; died June 3, 1768, at Boston. 4 Mr. 

1 Report of Record Commissioners, vols, xviii., p. 241 ; xxv., pp. 6, 23. 

2 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. xciv., p. 421. 

3 " N. E. Hist. & G-en. Register," vol. xlii., p. 253. * Boston Records. 


Daniel Waldo \cahf~\ says that they had one child, who died in infancy, 
but its birth is not recorded in Boston. 

John Waldo was commissioned justice of the peace for Suffolk 
Nov. 12, 1761. i 

cag. Joseph, son of Cornelius (Cornelius, Cornelius) and Faith 
(Savage) Waldo; born Jan. 11, 1722, at Boston, Mass.; 2 died Oct. 
27, 1816, at Cheltenham, England, according to Sabine 3 and others; 
but in 1811, aet. 90, according to Jones in his " Notes on the Family 
of Waldo." He was educated in the Boston Latin School, being a 
member of the class of 1730, 4 and graduated at Harvard College in 
1741, taking the degree of A.M. He was for a considerable period 
the oldest living graduate. 

Mch. 28, 1746, he was commissioned first lieutenant in Brig. -Gen. 
Waldo's [Z5] company in the Second Massachusetts Regiment, 5 but 
whether he was in the Louisbourg campaign does not appear. He 
afterwards became a merchant, and was in business in Boston, with 
his brother Daniel, in general hardware, their shop being " opposite 
to the South East Corner of the Town House in King Street, at the 
sign of the Elephant," as appears in many advertisements in the 
newspapers of the time, the earliest one found being in the Boston 
Gazette of May 24, 1748. This partnership continued until Nov. 11, 
1770, when, having released " all his right and title to any part of the 
stock in trade belonging to the late Company of Joseph and Daniel 
Waldo unto the said Daniel Waldo," he received from the latter, with 
his wife Rebecca, a conveyance of certain land in Holden and Worces- 
ter, Mass., "set off to the said Joseph and Daniel as part of their 
Father Cornelius Waldo's Estate as tenants in common." The estate 
in Worcester, being a farm of one hundred and fifty acres, he sold 
Apr. 22, 1771, to John Hancock of Boston. 6 

Joseph Waldo's name appears frequently in the Town Records of 
Boston. Mch. 9, 1752, he was chosen constable, but was excused 
from serving on the payment of three pounds lawful money. In 1755, 
'56 and '57 he was chosen clerk of the market, but in the last year 
was excused from serving. In 1763 he was among those invited by 
the selectmen " to visit the publick Schools in the Town and to Report 
thereon." In 1764, '65 and '66 he was appointed by the selectmen to 
represent Ward 7 in " A General Walk or Visitation of the Town." 

1 Mass. Civil List. 2 Boston Records. 

3 " Loyalists of the American Revolution," vol. ii., p. 392. 

* Boston Latin School Graduates. 5 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxiv., p. 370. 

« Worcester County Deeds, vols, lxiv., p. 231 ; lxvi., p. 143. 


1767 to 1770 inclusive he was an overseer of the poor and was chosen 
to the same office in 1771, but k ' informed the Town that he was 
intending a Voyage to England and therefore declined serving in the 
Office of an Overseer to which he had been chosen — M* Waldo was 
accordingly excused — and upon a Motion made Voted, That the 
Thanks of the Town be given to the said M* Waldo for his faithful 
Services as an Overseer of the Poor in Years past." In 1767 he was 
chosen warden and in 1768 he was chosen on " a Committee to take 
Subscriptions of such persons as shall incline to encourage the carry- 
ing on the Manufactory of Duck." 1 

He does not appear to have had the family hunger for land and but 
few deeds of his are on record either in Suffolk or Worcester Counties. 
It is not clear just when or why he went to England. If he went in 
1771, he may have returned soon after, since, Apr. 12, 1775, in Pro- 
vincial Congress, Mr. Joseph Waldo was chosen one of the committee 
of five from Lincoln County to receive reports from the Committees of 
Correspondence and report to Congress ; 2 but he was in London in 
1776, when he was a member of a " New England Club of Loyalists 
in London." 3 

In earlier years he was rather inclined toward the popular side : and 
in 1769 he was one of a committee to sign a letter to Dennis De Bordt, 
the Colony's Agent in England, protesting against the revenue acts ; 4 
and he was one of the " Sons of Liberty" who dined at Dorchester, 
Aug. 14, 1769, to celebrate the resignation of Gov. Bernard. 5 It is 
quite likely that he went to England more from dissatisfaction with 
the state of trade in New England than from a sense of loyalty or as 
a refugee. No evidence has been yet found that his property was 

He settled in Bristol, Eng., and became a merchant there. He 
afterwards returned to Boston; and he was certainly there in 1791, for 
his brother John, in his will of July 4, 1791, names his " brother 
Joseph late of Bristol England, now of Boston, merchant." Aug. 2, 
1791, Alice Collins of Roxbury, spinster, conveyed to Joseph Waldo 
of Roxbury, merchant, an estate in Roxbury. It may have been he 
or his son who witnessed a deed given by his brother John, June 13, 
1795. 6 He eventually went back to Bristol and was there Apr. 18, 

1 Report of Record Commissioners, vols, xiv., pp. 205, 270, 28C, 294; xvi., pp. 113, 197, 198, 
233, 239, 2G6; xviii., pp. 5, 39, 47; XX., pp. 34, 134, 200. 
3 " Journals of each Provincial Congress," p. 141. 
3 " Memorial History of Boston," vol. iii., p. 175. « Ibid., p. 29. 
6 " Mass. Hist. Society's Proceedings," vol. xi., p. 142. 
8 Suffolk County Deeds, vols, clxxiv., p. 28; clxxxiv., p. 287. 


1799, when Joseph Waldo of Bristol, Eng., merchant, and William 
Gibbons, James Harvey and Samuel Whitechurch of Bristol, "As- 
signees of estate, debts and effects of said Joseph, by virtue of a 
commission of Bankruptcy," conveyed one acre of land with the 
buildings thereon, in Sudbury, Mass., to Othniel Taylor, the same 
having been sold to said Joseph by James Henderson, Apr. 12, 1770.1 
Later he removed to Cheltenham, Eng., where he died. The following 
is an extract from a letter furnished to Rev. Daniel Waldo [bdiil , by 
his cousins '« Roberts and Lamb of Boston." See bbbd and bbab. 

,//,,,, . " London, Oct. 20, 1811. 

" One day, while we were viewing the public buildings at Chittenham (sic) 
the iollowing very extraordinary inscription, on an elegant marble monument 
erected in a church-yard, arrested our attention :— 

1 • ' Here lies the mortal remains of 


An American Merchant, born in the town of Boston, 

In America, in the year of our Lord, 1723, 

From whence he came to England. 

After residing at Bristol a number of years, traveling 

through various parts of the kingdom, he retired to 

this town, where, after a patient endurance of the 

infirmities of old age, he departed this life 


Like autumn fruit mellowed long, 
Even wondered at that he fell not sooner; 
Fate seemed to wind him up for four score 
Years, yet freely ran he on ten winters more; 
'Till, like a clock worn out with eating time, 
The wearied wheels of life at last stood still.' 

" Upon inquiry I found that he was alive in that town ; that it was indited 
and erected under his inspection, to be fitted up with dates, after his decease, 
by his son, who was living in Bristol. I visited him ; found him in a very in- 
ferior state of health ; faculties impaired ; related to me his leaving America ; 
expressed great sorrow for having so done, mentioning his having been a 
hardware merchant, copartner with his brother. He was then in the nine- 
tieth year of his age, in good spirits, and had a good appetite." 2 

Mr. Waldo married Mch. 11, 1762, at Brattle Street Church, Bos- 
ton, Martha, daughter of John and Hannah (Francis) Jones of Boston ; 
born July 22, 1737, at Boston ; 3 died Sept. 27, 1768, at Boston. The 
Boston Post, Oct. 3, 1768, thus notices her death: — " Tuesday Morn- 

1 Middlesex County Deeds, vol. cxxxi., p. 409. 

2 " Waldos in America," p. 103. s Boston Records. 


ing last died very suddenly Mrs. Martha Waldo, Consort of Mr. 
Joseph Waldo, and Daughter to John Jones Esq. in the 31st Year of 
her Age. — Her Remains were decently interred last Saturday After- 

She was, says the Boston Post, Mch. 15, 1762, in a notice of her 
marriage, "a young Lady with a handsome Fortune, and endowed 
with those Amiable Accomplishments which conspire to render the 
Marriage State agreeable, and with those noble Virtues of a Social 
Nature that may conduce to a Life of Peace and uninterrupted Hap- 
piness." Her father, Capt. John Jones, was a merchant in Boston, 
his warehouse being, in 1737, in " Doctor Cook's Row Letter E at the 
lower end of King Street." * 

Children of Joseph and Martha (Jones) Waldo. Born, a, at Dor- 
chester; b, at Boston, Mass. : — 2 

caga. Joseph, born June 18, 1764. 

cagb. John-Jones, born Sept. 15, 1767. 

call. Daniel, son of Cornelius (Cornelius, Cornelius) and Faith 
(Savage) Waldo; born Oct. 29, 1724, at Boston, Mass. ; 3 died Dec. 8, 
1808, at Worcester, Mass., 4 and is interred at Rural Cemetery. He 
became a hardware merchant in Boston, and was for a time associated 
in this business with his brother John 4 ' at their Shop the south corner 
of the Court House, near the Stone Cutters Yard," and with his brother 
Joseph * ' at the sign of the Elephant opposite the South East Corner 
of the Town House in King Street." 5 The former partnership was, 
probably, soon dissolved ; the latter, whose first advertisement found 
was in the Boston Gazette, May 24, 1748, continued until 1770, as 
has been told in the biography of Joseph Waldo [cci#]. 

In 1776 he removed from Boston with his family to Providence in 
the Colony of Rhode Island, 6 but seems to have remained there but a 
short time, for, Mch. 15, 1777, " Daniel Waldo, late of Boston, Mer- 
chant," bought of " John Sprague of Lancaster, Gentleman," a house 
and about three acres of land, in Lancaster, by the river. 7 This house 
is still standing. Here he lived until his removal to Worcester about 
1782, when he opened a store at Lincoln Square, near the bridge over 
Mill Brook, and advertised in the Massachusetts Spy, June 6, 1782, as 
follows : — 

" Daniel Waldo Late removed to Worcester, near the Bridge, has for Sale 
Best Heart and Club German Steel, Bar Iron, 4d and lOd Nails, Window Glass, 

1 Boston Evening Post, Aug. 1, 1737. 2 Dorchester and Boston Records. 

3 Boston Records. * Gravestone. 5 Boston Evening Gazette, May 9 and 16, 1749. 

6 Mss. of Daniel Waldo [cahf]. » Worcester County Deeds, vol. lxxv., p. 347. 


Dutch Looking: Glasses, Iron Shovels and Spades, Saddlers Ware, and in gen- 
eral (not to enumerate every article) an assortment of Hard Ware and West 
India Goods, Choice Bohea, Tea, &c. &c." 

He soon after took his son Daniel into partnership with him, 
and they advertised, July 21, 1785, in the Spy " at their store on 
the east side of the Bridge and opposite the Prison." He built 
for his store the first brick block in Worcester, on the site afterwards 
occupied by Henry- W. Miller, and now, 19 CO, by Elwood Adams 
for a hardware store, it being more than a hundred years that 
this site has been used for the same business. The firm of Daniel 
Waldo & Son was, however, dissolved Dec. 31, 1791, the son con- 
tinuing the business. 1 In 1786, during the Shays' Rebellion, Mr. 
Waldo had a narrow escape from Lynch law at the hands of a party 
of the insurgents who were occupying the "Hancock Arms." The 
incident as related in Lincoln's " History of Worcester," p. 145, is as 
follows : — 

11 Soon after partaking the refreshment which was some times used by the 
military, before the institution of temperance societies, several of the men 
were seized -with violent sickness, and a rumor spread, that poison had been 
mingled with the fountain which supplied their water. Dr. Samuel Stearns 
of Paxton, astrologer, almanac manufacturer, and quack by profession, 
detected in the sediment of the cups they had drained, a substance, which he 
unhesitatingly pronounced to be a compound of arsenic and antimony, so 
deleterious, that a single grain would extinguish the lives of a thousand. 
The numbers of the afflicted increased with frightful rapidity, and the symp- 
toms grew more fearful. It was suddenly recollected that the sugar used in 
their beverage, had been purchased from a respectable merchant of the town, 
(the late Daniel Waldo, sen. Esq.) whose attachment to government was well 
known, and the sickness around was deemed proof conclusive that it had 
been adulterated for their destruction. A file of soldiers seized the seller, 
and brought him to answer for the supposed attempt to murder the levies of 
rebellion. As he entered the house, the cry of indignation rose strong. For- 
tunately for his safety, Dr. Green of Ward, an intelligent practitioner of 
medicine, arrived, and the execution of vengeance was deferred until his 
opinion of its propriety conld be obtained. After careful inspection of the 
suspected substance and subjecting it to the test of different senses, he 
declared that, to the best of his knowledge, it was genuine, yellow, scotch, 
snuff. The reputed dying raised their heads from the floor: the slightly 
affected recovered : the gloom which had settled heavily on the supposed 
victims of mortal disease was dispelled, and the illness soon vanished. Strict 
inquiry furnished a reasonable explanation : a clerk in the store of the mer- 
chant had opened a package of the fragrant commodity, in the vicinity of the 
sugar barrel, and a portion of the odoriferous leaf, had, inadvertently, been 
scattered from the counter into its uncovered head. A keg of spirit was 
accepted in full satisfaction for the panic occasioned by the decoction of 
tobacco so innocently administered." 2 

Mr. Waldo lived at what is now the corner of Lincoln Square and 
Belmont Street. The house was, after his death, used as a hotel for 

> " History of Worcester County," 1889, vol. ii., p. 1596. 
» See also " Carl's Tour in Main Street," p. 11. 


many years, and is still standing. In " Carl's Tour in Main Street," 
p. 152, Mr. Knowlton, the author, says: — 

"My father knew the elder Waldo. He said that he moved from Boston 
to Worcester while the War of the Revolution was in progress ; and that, so 
far as he remembered, — for he was but a lad then, — Mr. Waldo's sympathies 
were with the tory side. He was spoken of also, by the people of that day, 
as ' aristocratic ' in his tastes and habits ; and there were many caustic 
remarks made upon his extravagance in owning a one-horse chaise. I sup- 
pose from that circumstance that there was no other one in town at that 

Mr. Waldo does not appear to have been active in town affairs in 
Boston until the latter part of his residence there. Mch. 14, 1763, 
he was chosen one of the twelve wardens. Feb. 12, 1765, he was 
selected to represent Ward 10 in "a General Walk or Visitation of the 
Town." Mch. 19, 1771, "The Town brought in their Votes for an 
Overseer of the Poor in the room of M r . Joseph Waldo who has resigned, 
and upon sorting them, it appeared that — M r . Daniel Waldo was 
chosen an Overseer of the Poor for the year ensuing." This office he 
continued to hold until Nov, 11, 1776, when " The Town bro'tin their 
Votes for an Overseer of the Poor, in the Room of M r . Daniel Waldo, 
who has not returned from the Country, & — On a motion made, Voted, 
that the Thanks of the Town be, & hereby are given to M r . Daniel 
Waldo for his faithful Services, as an Overseer of the Poor for a 
Number of Years past." May 11, 1773, he was chosen to represent 
Ward 10 on a committee " to attend the Committee on Lamps when 
about to fix upon the Places for erecting said Lamps." July 19, 1774, 
at an adjournment of the so-called "Boston Port Bill Meeting" he 
was chosen one of a committee to nominate a Committee on Ways 
and Means, and Oct. 25, 1774, he was added to the " Comittee to 
consider of Ways & Means for employing the Poor Sufferers by the 
Operation of the Boston Port Bill." 1 His name appears seldom in the 
Suffolk Registry of Deeds. In the Record of Bounds and Valuations 
for 1798 he is given as owner of an estate on Common Street, valued 
at $900. 

In the Worcester Records, Mr. Waldo's name occurs frequently. 
In 1785 it was on the Jury list; and Nov. 7, 1785, he was placed on a 
committee to supply the pulpit. Mch. 13, 1786, he was chosen on a 
committee "to consider the request of Capt. Flagg and others in 
regard of the Town's Granting a Sum of Money to purchase a Fire 
Engine." Mr. Waldo was the first president of the Worcester (now 


i Report of Record Commissioners, vols, xvi., p. 80; xviii.,pp.48, 136,182, 1Q3, 255; xx.,p. 


Worcester National) Bank, which was incorporated Mch. 7, 1804. He 
declined the office in October following, when his son Daniel was 
elected his successor. 1 

Unlike his father, Mr. Waldo was not a large investor in real estate, 
and his transactions are neither numerous nor important. The estate 
that-he purchased in Lancaster and where he resided for a few years, 
he advertised in the Massachusetts Spy in 1789, and, Jan. 30, 1793, he 
sold it to Joseph Wales of Lancaster for £300. 2 May 8, 1790, he 
purchased of John and Mary Walker of Worcester, for £300, a lot of 
land about fifty rods south of the Court House on the west side of the 
county road (now Main Street) and bounded eight rods less four links 
on said road, 3 and May 20, 1791, he bought of the State, through the 
committee to sell estates of absentees, a piece of land adjoining his 
former purchase, extending 76 feet further south. This is where he 
built the brick block previously mentioned. In 1786 Daniel Waldo 
was owner of 100 acres of land in Palmer, Mass., but whether this 
was the subject of the present memoir is uncertain. 

Mr. Waldo was admitted into the First Church, Boston, Apr. 25, 
1756, and his children were all baptized there. At a town meet- 
ing in Worcester, July 7, 1783, " The Pews were sold in presence of 
the Town — The one adjoining The broad Isle on the womens side to 
D r Dix for £43 — The one adjoining The broad Isle on the other side 
to M r Dan 1 Waldo for £43." 4 

The following obituary was published in the Massachusetts Spy, 
Dec. 21, 1808, and is perhaps the only extant testimony to his char- 
acter : 

11 On Friday last were deposited in the grave the remains of the late Daniel 
Waldo Esq. : The allotted period of humanity had, in this venerable man, 
been more than accomplished. At the age of fourscore and four years, he 
was rather the conqueror than the victim of death. Few of his early friends 
attended his interment ; for, alas ! most of those who had been the companions 
of his juvenile amusements, and the witnesses of the purity and sobriety of 
his youth, had before him entered the silent tomb; but their children and 
children's children who followed his bier testified their respect for his char- 
acter. Established in the belief of revelation, his early Christian profession 
was uniformly supported by Christian practice. His life was devoted to 
useful pursuits, to the culture of his reason, the discipline of his passions, and 
to the confirmation of habits of piety and Christian virtue. All who were 
conversant with Mr. Waldo in busy life, will bear testimony that integrity 
ever marked his conduct. As a merchant he was intelligent, correct and 
liberal; as a man, in his social relations he fulfilled all which justice could 
demand or benevolence dictate; as a citizen, he was distinguished for patriot- 
ism, for an ardent and glowing zeal for his country's welfare; as a husband, 
father, and the head of a family, his affection, solicitude, and care secured 

1 " History of Worcester," p. 327. * Worcester County Deeds, vol. cxvi., p. 316. 
3 Ibid., vol. cviii., p. 563. * Society of Antiquity's Collections, vol. iv., p. 447. 



the happiness of those connected with him; as a Christian, the spirit of his 
religion dwelt in his heart, its services were the delight of his life, and its 
immortal rewards the object of his highest hope and unremitted pursuit." 

His will, dated Dec. 27, 1800, probated Jan. 4, 1809, names — wife 
Rebecca; daughters, Martha, wife of Levi Lincoln, Elizabeth, Sarah 
and Rebecca; son Daniel, and an old servant, Susanna Blackman. 
The widow, son Daniel and son-in-law Levi Lincoln, executors. l 

Daniel Waldo's name is in the list of " Sons of Liberty," who dined 
at Dorchester, Aug. 14, 1769, to celebrate the departure of Gov. 
Bernard. 2 There is no evidence that the accusation of his having 
sympathized with the tories during the Revolution, is just. His sym- 
pathy, if there was any, must have been very lukewarm. His 
autograph may be found in "Memorial History of Boston," vol. iii., 
p. 213. 

He married May 3, 1757, at Boston, 3 Rebecca, daughter of Nicholas 
(John) and Martha (Saunders) Salisbury of Boston; born Apr. 7, 
1731 at Boston; 4 died Sept. o, 1811, at Worcester. 5 She is interred 
at Rural Cemetery. "In her youth a reverend suitor of hers, having 
been rejected, had retorted that she would be an old maid and ' lead 
apes in Hell,' which drew from her the retort : 

" Lead apes in Hell— 'tis no such thing, 
The story's told to fool us, 
But better there to hold a string 
Than here let monkeys rule us." 6 

The Massachusetts Spy of Oct. 11, 1811, thus notices her death : 

"Died: In this town Madam Rebecca Waldo, relict of the late Daniel 
Waldo Esq., aged 81. The constant exercise of all the social and Christian 
virtues, made this excellent Lady an ornament and blessing to this world, and 
has qualified her for the Society of Heaven, where we trust she is translated." 

The portraits of Daniel and Rebecca Waldo, cuts of which are here 
given, are in the Worcester Art Museum. 

Children of Daniel and Rebecca (Salisbury) Waldo. Born at 
Boston, Mass. : — 7 

calm. Joseph, born Apr. 26, 1758, bapt. Apr. 30, 1758; died Aug. 25, 1760, at 
Boston. 8 ° 

cahb. Thomas, \ born May 1, 1759; /died May 14, 1759. 9 

cahc. John, / bapt. May 6. 1759 ; \ died July 22, 1759. 10 

cahd. Daniel, born June 11, 1760, bapt. June 13, 1760; died June 13, 1760. 

cahe. Martha, born Sept. 14, 1761, bapt. Sept. 20, 1761. 

« Worcester County Probate Files. » Mass. Hist. Society's Proceedings, vol. xi., p 142 

» Family Records. * Boston Records. » Gravestone. 

•" Family Memorials," by Edward-Elbridge Salisbury, vol. i., part 1, p 21 

» Boston Records. » 1 bid. • Family Records : Boston Records say May 15. 

10 Family Records: Boston Records say June 21. 


cahf. Daniel, born Jan. 20, 1763, bapt. Jan. 23, 17G3. 

cahg. Rebecca-Elbridge, born May 1, 1764, bapt. May 6, 1764; died Nov 9 
1765, at Boston. 1 

cahh. Elizabeth, born Nov. 24, 1765, bapt. Nov. 24, 1765; died Aug. 28, 1845, 
at Worcester, unmarried. 2 

cahi. Sarah, born Feb. 22, 1767, bapt. Mch. 1, 1767; died Men. 19, 1851, at 
Worcester, 3 unmarried. She was the last surviving descendant in the line 
of Cornelius ( Cornelius) to bear the name of Waldo in this country. She, 
with her sisters Elizabeth and Rebecca, was admitted to the Old South 
Church, Boston, Mch. 28, 1819, from the First Church, Worcester, and 
dismissed Feb. 19, 1830, to the Calvinist Church, Worcester. 4 A sermon 
preached at Worcester on the occasion of her death was published, and 
gives a "faithful and grateful portraiture of her character," the whole 
of which might well be quoted, but the following extracts must suffice :— 
" A family which, for more than half a century, has been held in high 
consideration in this community, representing the manners, habits and 
feelings of another generation, has entirely passed away from amongst 
us. The very name with us is extinct; not one remaining to transmit it 
to coming days. Not one survives of those who so punctually occupied 
their seats in this house. Within the short space of eleven years, the 
brother, the three sisters, with one who for a long period had been a 
member of the family, have gone down to the grave. Endowed with 
affluence, intelligence and piety, they held a position necessarily influen- 
tial. And having of God hearts to use their influence and wealth in pro- 
moting the welfare and the happiness of others, they have been eminently 
distinguished among public and private benefactors. The streams of 
their bounty have found channels by which to refresh the suffering around 
us, and to carry far abroad, amongst the degraded and the ignorant of 

the human family, the blessings of knowledge and religion A 

continual flow of charity from them has passed through the treasury of 
this church, and into the funds of all the prominent religious and benevo- 
lent societies of the land The last survivor has passed away in a 

good old age, continuing till the close in the full enjoyment of the active 

powers of her mind and the strong affections of her heart It is 

safe to say, that her piety was the ornament of her character. It was 

founded in faith, it was visible in works Her benevolence was in 

almost constant exercise. The numerous objects immediately around us, 
claimed and received her patient attention. Public charities and private 
solicitations from abroad, were continually presented to her. And as it 
was her rule to distribute rather than to accumulate, the generosity with 
which she met these demands are matters of common fame. The hearts 
that she has privately and with tender consideration cheered and sus- 
tained by her bounties, are among the secret things which will come to 
light when it shall be said, « Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the 
least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.' . . . With unwonted 
steadfastness she continued to think of others rather than of herself, 
and to seek by all means their happiness; and, as it may readily be sup- 
posed, she looked forward calmly to the close of life, and enjoyed in the 
evening of her day, as in its brightest hours, the calm hope and elevating 
peace of the gospel." 

cahj. Rebecca, born Sept. 22, 1771, bapt. Oct. 6, 1771 ; died June 19, 1840, at 
Worcester, unmarried. 5 

cai. Lydia, daughter of Cornelius (Cornelius, Cornelius) and 
Faith (Savage) Waldo; born June 22, 1727, at Boston, Mass. ; 6 died 

* Boston Records. • Worcester Records. * Ibid. * Records of Old South Church. 
6 Worcester Records. 8 Boston Records. 


Aug. 4, 1800, at Beverly, Mass., " set. 73 of Palsy/' » She married, 
intentions published at Boston, June 4, 1747, Timothy, son of 
Ebenezer (Richard) and Rebeckah (Sprague) Austin of Charlestown, 
Mass.; bapt. June 22, 1718, at Charlestown; 2 died June, 1787, at 
Boston. 3 His will is not recorded in Suffolk or Middlesex counties. 
He married (1), Feb. 9, 1743-4, at Charlestown, Mary, daughter of 
Samuel (John, John) and Hannah (Fowle) Trumbull of Charlestown; 
bapt. Aug. 4, 1723; died Jan. 1744-5, at Charlestown ; by whom he 
had one child, Mary, born Jan. 2, 1744-5. 4 

Mr. Austin was town treasurer in 1763. He was a leather-dresser, 
and is so described in a deed, dated Jan. 31, 1771, by which he and 
his wife, with her brothers and sisters, quitclaimed to her brother John 
all rights to certain lands in Molden, Mass., "heretofore part of the 
Estate of Cornelius Waldo late of Boston deceased." s In this deed 
he is called of Charlestown. 

The will of Lydia Austin, dated Dec. 1, 1797, probated Sept. 2, 
180.0, calls her of Charlestown, and names — " Mary Austin, daughter 
of my late Husband Timothy Austin" ; " granddaughter Lydia- Waldo 
Austin, daughter of my son Daniel Austin"; "four children, viz — 
Daniel Austin, Samuel Austin, Lydia Austin and Elizabeth Brown." 
The bond of Daniel Austin, executor, dated Sept. 2, 1800, calls him 
" of Portsmouth, Merchant." William Burley of Beverly, and John 
Brown of Boston, "merchant," were his sureties. The petition to 
cancel this bond, the will having been executed, was signed, Jan. 7, 
1801, by Samuel Austin, John Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Mary Austin, 
William Burley, and Lydia Burley. 6 

Children of Timothy and Lydia (Waldo) Austin. Born at Charles- 
town, Mass. : — 7 

a. Timothy, born July 24, 1749, bapt. July 30, 1749; died May 20, 1770, 
aged 2 1 . 

ft. Cornelius, born Apr. 1, 1751, bapt. Apr. 14, 1751; died young. 

c. Benjamin, born July, 1752 ; died young. 

d. Daniel, born Dec. 12, 1753, bapt. Dec. 16, 1753; buried Jan. 2, 1819, at 

Portsmouth, N. H. 8 He was a merchant, living at first at Charles- 
town but later at Boston, where his first three children were born, and 
eventually removing to Portsmouth, N.H. He married July 22, 1787, at 
Portsmouth, 9 Mary, daughter of John (John, Samuel) and Sarah (Went- 

1 " Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. i., p. 36: Mr. Daniel Waldo [cahf] says 
Aug. 13, 1800, at Boston. * " Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. i., p. 29. 
3 Ibid. : Boston Records. * " Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. i., p. 36. 
6 Worcester County Deeds, vol. lxvi., p. 137. • Middlesex County Probate Files, No. 254. 

• " Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. i., p. 36. 

* Records of North Church, Portsmouth. a Portsmouth Records. 


worth) Penhallow of Portsmouth, born Dec. 18, 17G1. at Portsmouth- 
died 1847. 1 

Children, born, a-c at Boston, d-g probably at Portsmouth : — 

a. Mary-Penhallow, bapt. Aug. 30, 1789, at Brattle Street Church, 


b. Sarah- Wentworth, bapt. June 26, 1791, at Brattle Street Church. 


c. Daniel, born Nov. 21, 1793 ; bapt. Nov. 24, 1793, at Brattle Street 

Church, Boston. 

d. Lydia- Waldo, named in Mrs. Lydia Austin's will. 

e. Harriet. 

/. Eliza. 

g. Abigail-Lewis, bapt. Oct. 17, 1802; buried Aug. 12, 1831, at 
Portsmouth. 8 

e. Samuel, bapt. Aug. 17, 1755; died Sept. 8, 1755, aged 23 days. 

/. Thomas, bapt. Aug. 29, 1756; died Sept. 9, 1756, aged 12 days. 

g. Cornelius, bapt. Aug. 20, 1758; "child of Timothy, buried Dec. 13, 1759." 

h. Samuel, born Aug. 13, 1760, bapt. Aug. 17, 1760; died Feb. 5, 1848, and 
buried at Mount Auburn. 3 He was living in 1798 at Charlestown in a 
house belongiug to his brother Daniel, and had a wife Abigail and one 
child, says Wyman; 4 but he certainly had two children in Charlestown, 
and perhaps others, who died young. About 1798 he removed to Ports- 
mouth, N. H., and apparently returned to Boston before his wife's death. 
The date of his marriage and his wife's maiden name are unknown, She 
was born 1769 and died Jan. 27, 1812, at Boston, aged 43, and was buried 
at No. 63 Copp's Hill Burial Ground, Jan. 29. 5 

Children, born, a, b at Charlestown, c-g probably at Portsmouth :— 6 

a. Samuel, born 1787 ; died Nov. 13, 1817, aged 30; buried at Copp's 


b. William, born 1793; died May 12, 1797, " aet. 4 of fits." 

c. A son, born 1797; "died set. 3 yrs. of consumption and was 

buried Sept. 20, 1800 " at Portsmouth. 

d. Abigail-Lewis, born 1798; bapt. Aug. 2, 1801; " died Sept. 10, 

1801 set. 3. Only daughter of Mr. Samuel & Mrs. Abigail 
Austin." 7 

e. A son, born July, 1801; buried Nov. 14, 1801, aet. 4 mos. 
/. Edward, bapt. Feb. 13, 1803. 

g. Lewis, bapt. April 28, 1805. 

i. Lydia, born Nov. 16, 1762, bapt. Nov. 21, 1762; died Nov. 16, 1828, at 
Beverly. She married, June 25, 1799, at Charlestown, 9 William, son 
of Andrew Burley of Ipswich, Mass.; born Jan. 2, 1751, at Ipswich; 
died Dec. 16, 1822, at Beverly. 10 He is said to have been an officer 
in the Revolutionary army. He married (1), at Ipswich, Susan Farley, 
by whom he had three children, viz. :— Elizabeth, born 1787, mar- 
ried Frederick Howes; William, born July 28, 1789, died Oct. 2, 1821; 

1 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxxii., p. 32: " Wentworth Genealogy," vol. i., p. 
295. * Records of North Church, Portsmouth. * Boston Records. 

*" Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. i., p. 37. 

e Boston Records : Sexton's Memorandum Book. 

6 Boston Records : " Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. i., p. 37: Records of 
North Church, Portsmouth. 7 Gravestone at Portsmouth. 

'Beverly Records: Gravestone says died Nov. 10. 

9 Charlestown Records : Beverly Records. 10 Beverly Records : gravestone. 


Susan, born 1792, died June 3, 1850, at Boston; of whom he was 
appointed guardian, Men. 3, 1794. ' Mr. and Mrs. Burley, their daughter 
Lydia, Mrs. Lydia Austin and William Burley, Jr., are buried side by side 
in the Hale Street Cemetery, Beverly. Mrs. Burley's gravestone is badly 
weather-worn, and the dates are nearly effaced. The will of William 
Burley, dated Mch. 3, 1820, probated Jan. 7, 1823, mentions "beloved 
wife," and names "daughters Elizabeth Howes and Susanna Burley"; 
11 son William Burley "; " son Edward Burley "; "my mother-in-law the 
widow of my honored Father Andrew Burley"; "sister Mary Smith"; 
"Rhoda the widow of my brother Andrew Burley Esq."; " Susanna the 
widow of my late brother James Burley." * 

Children, born at Beverly, Mass. :— a 

a. Lydia, born Sept. 10, 1800; died Mch. 27, 1802. 4 

b. Edward, born Sept. 25, 1802; died Dec. 6, 1891. 

j. John- Waldo, bapt. Sept. 23, 1764; "child of Timo. buried Feb. 16, 1765.'' 

k. Elizabeth, bapt. Apr. 5, 1767; died Apr. 10, 1826, at Boston, aged 59, of 
apoplexy; buried No. 26 Copp's Hill. 3 She married Mch. 19, 1789, at 
Boston, 6 John Brown, whose birth, parentage and death have not been 
learned. He was, perhaps, son of John and Elizabeth Brown of Boston, 
born Aug. 4, 1762, at Boston ; or of John Brown, who married Mrs. Sarah 
Tanner at Brattle Street Church, Sept. 10, 1761, and whose son John was 
baptized July 10, 1763. 7 Mr. and Mrs. Brown lived at Boston, where 
their children were baptized. He was living Jan. 7, 1801. 

Children, bapt. at Second Church, Boston : — 8 

a. John, bapt. Aug. 8, 1790. 

b. Daniel- Austin, bapt. April 22, 1792. 

c. Elizabeth, bapt. Dec. 29, 1793. 

d. Mary-Callander, bapt. July 30, 1797. 

e. William, bapt. Nov. 24, 1799. 
/. George, bapt. Nov. 14, 1801. 

dha. Jonathan, son of Zachariah (Daniel, Cornelius J and Abigail 
(Griffen) Waldo; born Mch. 22, 1728, at Pomfret, Conn. ; died Dec. 
21, 1788, at Pomfret. 9 He was a prominent man in Pomfret and held 
various town offices. He was tithing-man, 1764-8 and '70; highway 
surveyor, 1769 and '78 ; fence-viewer, 1769-72 and '75 ; collector's sur- 
veyor, 1774. He was admitted to the Church at Pomfret, Sept. 27, 
1772, having owned the covenant with Abigail his wife, Feb. 1, 1761. 
"Feb. 28, 1781, Jon a Waldo made Relexions (sic) before the chh 
upon himself for some things unsuitable to his Xtian Profession, in 
rash speaking & too free use of spirituous liquors, as y r were not 
known evidence to support charges against him the chh accepted y e 
Reflex 8 he made & thereupon forgave him." 10 In a deed dated Dec. 
16, 1772, he is called " of Pomfret, Husbandman." " 

I Essex County Probate Records, vol. ccclxiii., p. 136. « Ibid., vol. cccc, p. 491. 
3 Beverly Records. * Gravestone. 8 Boston Records. 6 Ibid. 7 Ibid. 

8 Second Church Records. a Pomfret Records. 10 Pomfret Church Records. 

II Pomfret Deeds, vol. vi., p. 29. 


He married (1), Feb. 23, 1757, at Pomfret (?),* Abigail, daughter 
of Nathaniel (Benjamin, John, Thomas, Thomas) and Abigail (Blood) 
Whittemore of Harvard, Mass. ; born Mch. 20, 1732, at Concord, 
Mass.; 2 died Dee. 20, 1772, at Pomfret. 3 The will of Nathaniel 
Whittemore of Harvard, dated May 21, 1765, probated Mch. 13, 
1769, contains the following clause: — "I give unto my daughter 
Abigail Waldo one third part of my Household Stuff together with all 
my lands that I have in Lancaster on the west side of the River 
Except what I give unto my Servant Luise to her and her Heirs for- 
ever." 4 Nov. 26, 1770, Jonathan Waldo of Pomfret, yeoman, and 
Abigail his wife sold to Nathaniel Whittemore of Harvard certain 
tracts of land in the northerly part of Lancaster " that our honoured 
Father Nathaniel Whittemore late of Harvard Dec d gave to his daugh- 
ter Abigail in his last will and testament." 5 

He married (2), April 7, 1773, at Pomfret, 6 Joanna Mighill, 
whose parentage and birth have not been learned. She was probably 
descended from one of the early proprietors of Killingly, Conn., 
where the name was not uncommon, though in later years it is some- 
times changed to Miles. She married, after Mr. Waldo's death, Smith 
Johnson, and died Aug. 12, 1818, " in the 76th year of her age." 7 

Mr. Waldo's gravestone, in the old burying-ground at Pomfret, 
bears the following inscription : — 

"Mr | Jonathan Waldo | Died | Dec. 21, 1788 | in the 61 year 
of his age." 

Children of Jonathan and Abigail (Whittemore) Waldo. Born at 
Pomfret, Conn. : — 8 

dhaa. Abigail, born Nov. 15, 1757, bapt. Feb. 1, 1761. 
dhab. Hannah, born Feb. 1, 1759, bapt. Feb. 1, 1761. 
dhac. Sarah, born Mch. 13, 1761, bapt. Mch. 22, 1761. 
dhad. Louisiana, born July 14, 1763, bapt. July 17, 1763; died July 1, 1766, at 

dhae. f Zachariah, \ born Dec. 26, 1764, j 

dhaf. I Jonathan, /bapt. Dec. 30, 1764. / died Jan. 3, 1765, at Pomfret. 
dhag. Louisiana, born June 26, 1767, bapt. June 28, 1767. Nothing more 

has been learned of her. She probably died young. 
dhah. Jonathan, born June 1, 1769, bapt. June 4, 1769. In 1790 Jonathan 
Waldo from Pomfret, Conn., was an inmate of " Farmers Castle, Ohio, 
and was then unmarried." 9 

» Pomfret Records. 2 Concord Records. 3 Pomfret Records. 

* Worcester County Probate Files, 65332, Ser. A. 

5 Worcester County Deeds, vol. cxx., p. 397. « Pomfret Records. 

i Gravestone in Pomfret Cemetery. 8 Pomfret Records : Pomfret Church Records. 

9 « Pioneer History," by S. P. Hildreth, p. 387. As neither Louisiana nor Jonathan nor 
their descendants are named in their sister Sarah's will, they probably died before her, 


dhai. Bbnjamin-Whittemore, born Feb. 21, 1771, bapt. Feb. 24, 1771; died 

Men. 16, 1771, at Pomfret. 
dhaj. John, born July 28, 1772, bapt. Sept. 6, 1772. 

Children of Jonathan and Joanna (Mighill) Waldo. Born at Pom- 
fret, Conn. : — 1 

dhak. Lucretia, born Nov. 7, 1773, bapt. Dec. 5, 1773. 
dhal. Joseph- Warren, born July 12, 1776, bapt. Aug. 18, 1776. 
dham. Benjamin, born Aug. 28, 1778; died Sept. 13, 1778. at Pomfret. 
dhan. Betsey-Pierpoint, born Aug. 11, 1781. 

dhb. Abigail, daughter of Zachariah (Daniel, Cornelius) and 
Abigail (Griffen) Waldo; born June 17, 1731, at Pomfret, Conn. ; 2 
" died May, 1805, in New York State," 3 probably at Herkimer. She 
married July 21, 1749, at Pomfret, 4 David Bucklin, " a grandson of 
Joseph who came to America from England and settled in Rehoboth." 
He died Jan. 21, 1820, at Herkimer, in the 94th year of his age. 5 
His age at death corresponds with the birth of David, son of Joseph 
(Joseph, Joseph) and Susannah Bucklin (or Buckland), at Rehoboth, 
Mass., Sept. 3, 1726, and he was probably that David, but was, in 
that case, great-grandson of the first Joseph. 

But little has been learned of him. He may have resided at Pom- 
fret for a time after his marriage ; but that he was living at Coventry, 
R. I., from 1764 to 1779 is proved by the following deeds: — June 16, 
1764, David Bucklin and Abigail his wife of Coventry, Kent County, 
Rhode Island, conveyed to Jonathan Waldo [dlict], yeoman, of Pom- 
fret, ten and one-half acres of land in Pomfret; Mch. 18, 1779, 
David Bucklin and Abigail his wife of Coventry, R. I., conveyed 
three acres of land in Pomfret to Samuel Waldo [dhh]. 6 The last 
deed was witnessed by Elizabeth Bucklin, perhaps a daughter whose 
birth has not been found. The births of four children are recorded 
at Coventry, but since there are thirteen years between the first of 
these and their oldest child, they probably had other children whose 
births and names are unknown. Some time after 1779 the Bucklins 
removed to Herkimer, and lived there until their deaths. Mr. 
Bucklin was a wheelwright. He made a wheel (spinning-wheel?) for 
his daughter Lucy when upwards of ninety. 7 

The will of David Bucklin of Herkimer, dated Jan. 3, 1820, recorded 
Jan. 24, 1820, names — son William, to whom he leaves the farm ; son 
John; grandson Griffin Green; and five daughters, Lucy Fish, 

1 Pomfret Records : Pomfret Church Records. 2 Pomfret Records. s Ibid. * Ibid. 
» " Spooner Memorial," p. 216. <* p mfret Deeds, vols, v., p. 40; vi., p. 197. , 
7 " Spooner Memorial," p. 216. 


Susannah Johns, Louisianna Brayton, Sarah Barney and Esther 
Wakeman. The last three are called the youngest daughters. 1 

Children of David and Abigail (Waldo) Bucklin. Born, a, b and g, 
unknown ; c-/, at Coventry, R. I. : — 2 

a. Lucy, born Nov. 10, 1749; died Feb. 11, 1845, at Clarendon, Vt. ; married, 

date unknown, Whitefield, son of Benjamin (Benjamin) and Rachel 
(Day) Foster of Clarendon; born Apr. 11, 1745; died Sept. 14, 1803, at 
Clarendon. 3 As she is called Lucy Fish in hwr father's will, she probably 
married (2) a Mr. Fish. 

Children : — 4 

a. George- Whitefield, born Nov. 8, 1771. Coventry Records say 


b. Lydia, born Nov. 27, 1773. 

c. Asa, born Jan. 29, 1777. 

d. Abigail, born Jan. 27, 1779. 

b. Susannah, called Susannah Johns in her father's will. 

c. William, born Nov. 14, 1762. May 18, 1808, William Bucklin of Herkimer, 

N. Y., and Mary his wife sold land in Herkimer. 5 It was probably their 
daughter [a] Abigail, who married Orrin Wood of Winfleld, N. Y., and 
whose daughter [a] Algina, born Nov. 13, 1819, at Herkimer, married 
Calvin Green. 6 

d. Louisianna, born Aug. 18, 1766; married July 27, 1785, at Coventry, R. I. 

(by Elder Caleb Nichols), Caleb, son of William (Thomas) and Mary 
(Webb) Brayton of Coventry ; dates of his birth and death unknown. 7 

Children, born at Coventry :— 8 

a. Waldo, born June 6, 1786. 

b. Cynthia, born Aug. 16, 1789. 

e. Sarah, born Nov. 21, 1768; married Oct. 4, 1792, at Coventry (by Elder 

Thomas Manchester), Dr. Daniel Barney, Jr., of Swansea, Mass., son of 
Daniel and Rachel (Bowen) Barney of Rehoboth, Mass. 9 
/. Esther, born Dec. 23, 1774; married Dec. 15, 1793, at Coventry, Benjamin- 
D. Greene, sou of Col. Job Greene. 10 Nothing further has been learned 
of him. " Wakeman Genealogy," p. 219, says that she married May, 1799, 
at Little Falls, N. Y., Daniel, son of John (John, John, Samuel, John) 
and Esther (Bradley) Wakeman of Greenfield Hill, Conn. ; born Sept. 26, 
1773, at Greenfield Hill; died July, 1849; but makes no mention of her 
being a widow. 

Child, by first husband :— 

a. Griffin, named in his grandfather Bucklin's will. 
Children, by second husband:— 11 

b. Stephen. 

1 Surrogate's Records, Herkimer County, vol. C, p. 31. 

2 " Spooner Memorial," p. 216: Vital Records of Rhode Island, vol. i.: Will of David 
Bucklin. » " Spooner Memorial," p. 216. * Ibid. 

» Herkimer County Deeds, vol. iii., p. 403. 8 " Green Family," p. 132. 

* Vital Records of Rhode Island, vol. i. : Coventry Records. 8 Coventry Records. 

s Vital Records of Rhode Island, vol. i. : Coventry Records. 10 Ibid. 

u " Wakeman Genealogy," which says that Waldo was born Oct. 17, 1820; died same day; 
but as it places him second this is probably a misprint for 1802, unless the date of birth is 
that of the death. 


c. Waldo, born Oct. 17, 1802(?) ; died same day. 

d. John-B., born Dec. 6, 1804; died Mch. 31, 1862. 

e. Eleanor, born July 11, 1808; died Sept. 4, 1829. 

/. Zalmon-Bradley, born Aug. 10, 1809; died Sept. 10, 1887. 

g. Esther-A., born May 24, 1815 ; died Mch. 24, 1834. 

h. Laura, ) Wn n __ lfi 1817 . f died July 31, 1825. 

i. Polly, } born Dec> 6 ' ' I died June 14, 1819. 

g. John, date of birth unknown. He is probably the John Bucklin of Nor- 
way, N. Y., who, Apr. 15, 1795, with his wife Leah, gave a deed for land. 1 
He is also probably the John Bucklin of Fairfield, N. Y., whose will, 
dated Oct. 25, 1838, recorded Mch. 9, 1839, names—three grandsons, 
John-Volney-M. Bucklin, James-H. Bucklin and Edwin-A. Bucklin; three 
granddaughters, Cynthia Bucklin, Eliza-M. Bucklin and Harriet-A. Buck- 
lin; two daughters, " married women," [a] Abigail Ford and [6] Sarah 
Waterman ; and son-in-law David Ford. 2 

dhd. Daniel, son of Zachariah (Daniel, Cornelius) and Abigail 
(Griffen) Waldo; born May 30, 1737, at Pomfret, Conn. ; 3 died Mch. 
2, 1792, at Woodstock, Vt. 4 Until about 1769 he appears to have 
lived at Pomfret, and, Mch. 20, 1766, at a meeting of the United 
Library Association it was voted : — " To admit Daniel Waldo to a 
right, instead of Jonathan Waldo [dha], of whom he purchased said 
right, as appears by certificate." 5 In 1769, he became by right of 
his wife, as heir to her father, Isaac Dana, one of the proprietors of 
New Pomfret, Vt., 6 and was one of the said proprietors who, in conven- 
tion at Pomfret, Conn., Dec. 11, 1769, issued a call for a proprietors' 
meeting to be held at Woodstock, Conn., the last Wednesday in Janu- 
ary, 1770, to take steps for the immediate settlement of New Pomfret. 
During the summer of 1770, he was present in the new town and 
worked six days on the new road laid out through it. In October of 
the same year a lot of land was set off for him in the southeast corner 
of said Pomfret, but, by some confusion arising from Payn's survey, 
by which the south line of that town took in a large slice of Wood- 
stock, Vt., Waldo's lot included quite a tract of land lying in the 
northeast corner of Woodstock. Hence arose some uncertainty about 
his place of residence. In deeds dated Jan. 21, 1771, June 20, 1772, 
and July 5, 1772, he is called of Pomfret, Vt., yeoman, 7 but when 
Woodstock was organized, in May, 1773, he was not only considered a 
resident of that town, but was chosen one of the assessors and also 
first constable. 8 

1 Herkimer County Deeds, vol. x., p. 285. 

2 Surrogate's Records, Herkimer County, vol. F., p. 427. 

3 Pomfret Records. * Woodstock Church Records. 

5 " History of Windham County," vol. ii., p. 15. • Pomfret, Vt., Deeds, vol. i., p. 455. 

7 Pomfret, Vt., Deeds, vol. i., pp. 104, 167, 446, 454. 

8 " History of Woodstock, Vt.," pp. 25-27. 


He apparently remained in Woodstock but a short time, as in the 
following May he called himself of Cornish, N. H. His lands in 
Woodstock he obtained, to some extent at least, through having pur- 
chased the right of Matthew Livermore, an original grantee of the 
town. Nov. 17, 1773, Daniel Waldo " of Woodstock, Yeoman," sold 
to Nathan Howland of Middleboro, yeoman, for " £68 : 8sh. lawful 
money of the Bay," one hundred and four acres of land in Woodstock. 1 
He had previously sold, on Sept. 9, 1773, a one hundred-acre lot in 
the southeast corner of the town to David Slayton, and had acknowl- 
edged the deed in Cornish on the same day. Perhaps he was then 
searching for a farm in Cornish, for when, May 14, 1774, he sold the 
Gallup place (so-called) to Thomas Minor, he called himself in the 
deed as of Cornish, and there he possibly lived or made his head- 
quarters for some years, for this deed to Minor he acknowledged in 
Cornish in 1787. 2 His deed to Slayton is of interest: — 

" Know all men by these presents that I Daniel Waldo of Woodstock in the 
County of Cumberland and in the Province of New York Trader for and in 
consideration of the sum of Thirty Pounds lawfull money of said Province 
of New Hampshire (sic) to me in hand paid .... by Daniel Slayton of New 
Rutland in the County of Worcester and Province of Massts Bay tanner 

do convey one certain tract or parcel of land Laying in 

Woodstock in the provence above sd of one hundred acres Known by Waldos 
Lott which Sd Waldo Drawed on the Right of Mathew Livermore Esq The 
Said lott I have a Deed over leas and Release of Oliver Willard Esqr he being 
the patentee." 

This deed is dated Sept. 9, " this thirteenth year of his Majestys 
reign Annoque Domini" 1773. 3 Waldo was a skilful penman and 
always drew up his own deeds and like papers. It is interesting 
therefore to notice the little touch of scholarship indicated by the use 
of the phrase " Annoque Domini," it being a form seldom used. But 
if a good penman he was a poor " trader," and was badly cheated by 
Slayton, who gave him, in lieu of the thirty pounds, two obligations 
which he held and on which he claimed eighteen pounds to be still due 
and a black mare, warranted sound and nine years old. The obliga- 
tions proved to be fully paid and the animal worthless. Waldo sued 
for damages, and in May, 1786, was awarded thirty-five pounds dam- 
ages and four pounds for costs. He also had trouble with Thomas 
Minor to whom he sold the " Gallup place." The bargain was that 
Waldo should receive one hundred acres of good land in Canaan, 
N. H., the deed for which, as appears by Waldo's declaration, he did 
not receive, and he therefore sued for damages. The writ was served 
on Minor at Woodstock, Oct. 30, 1788, but it seems that Minor had 

» Woodstock, Vt., Deeds, vol. iii., p. 172. * Ibid., vol. ii., p. 14. » Ibid., vol. i., p. 69. 


a heavy account against Waldo and recovered against him in a justice 
suit, Nov. 6, 1788, two hundred and eighty-five pounds, which Waldo 
was obliged to pay. 1 

In March, 1783, Daniel Waldo and wife Matilda, with children, 
resided at Oxford, Mass. ; 2 but this must have been a temporary stay 
only, as nothing further is heard of him at Oxford, and, in 1787, he 
was again living in Cornish, as is learned from a writ served on him 
in January of that year. His name, however, does not appear in the 
town records of Cornish. In 1788 three lots of land were surveyed 
for him by Joel Matthews, in Woodstock, containing about one 
hundred and fifty acres in all, " pitched to the right of Matthew 
Livermore." 3 How he disposed of these lands is not known. Perhaps 
they went to satisfy damages in the judgment won by Minor ; but it 
is probable that he removed to Woodstock at about this time, and, 
perhaps, settled on these lands. It is certain that, by reason of 
incapacity or improvidence, he had become very pGor, and, Feb. 8, 
1792, he confessed judgment in a suit for twelve shillings on a note 
which he had given the previous April. He was too poor, however, to 
do anything, and within a month he died. " He lived his last days on 
Hartland Hill, not far from the old Doubleday farm. He died on a 
Saturday night, sadly in debt and miserably poor. Deacon Dutton, 
one of his neighbours, said he must be buried before Monday morning, 
to keep his creditors from attaching the body. That a creditor could 
and might take such a course as this was the common belief of the 
times. The deacon, therefore, to avoid such an evil, made a coffin 
with his own hands, and hurried up the poor man's funeral Sunday 
night." 4 

He married (1), Oct. 1, 1761, at Pomfret, Conn., 5 Lois, daughter 
of Isaac (Benjamin, Richard) and Sarah (Winchester) Dana of 
Pomfret; born Apr. 5, 1738, at Pomfret. 6 The date of her death has 
not been learned, but it probably occurred before Jan. 17, 1778, 
when Daniel Waldo of Cornish, N. H., for £14, quitclaimed to "all 
right to lands in Pomfret, Vt. acquired from the heirs of Isaac Dana, 
deceased." 7 As this right must have been acquired through his wife, 
and she did not sign the deed, she was most probably dead. " Lois, 
wife of Daniel Waldo, owned the Covenant Feb. 8, 1767." 8 

He married (2), May 11, 1780, at Sturbridge, Mass., 9 Matilda 

1 Records of Henry-Swan Dana, Woodstock, Vt. 2 " History of Oxford," p. 735. 
8 Woodstock, Vt., Deeds, vol. ii., p. 3. * " History of Woodstock, Vt.," pp. 26-27. 
6 Pomfret Records. 6 Ibid. 7 Pomfret, Vt., Deeds, vol. v., p. 32. 
8 Pomfret, Conn., Church Records. 9 Sturbridge Records. 


King. Nothing has been learned of her, except that, after her hus- 
band's death, she was harassed with suits, one by Dr. Standish Day, 
a resident physician of Woodstock ; but the executions levied against 
her were returned non est inventus, the last one being dated May 15, 
1794. i 

She perhaps removed to Hartland, Vt., and is probably the widow 
Matilda Waldo who married Chester Marcy of Hartland. 2 In con- 
firmation of this supposition, her grandson, Daniel- Waldo Bryant 
[dhdke], asserts that his mother was, in some way, related to the 

No record has been found of the births of Daniel's children by his 
wife Matilda. According to the U. S. Census returns for 1790, 
Daniel Waldo was living, in that year, in Woodstock, Vt., with six in 
his family; viz., — one male over sixteen years old and five females. 
This probably means himself, his wife and four daughters; and, 
since his daughters by his first wife were then either dead or married, 
these four daughters must have been by his second wife. Of one of 
these there is, however, no record whatever. 

Children of Daniel and Lois (Dana) Waldo. Born, a-e at Pom- 
fret, Conn., 3 f-h unknown: — 

dhda. Lois, born Jan. 23, 1762; died Feb. 12, 1762, at Poinfret. 4 
dhdb. Susannah, born Men. 21, 1763. 
dhde. Albigence, born Jan. 9, 1764; said to have been drowned, when a 

young man, in the Hudson River; unmarried, 
dhdd. Lucv, born Feb. 20, 1767, bapt. Men. 1, 1767, at Pomfret, Conn, 
dhde. Daniel, born June 2, 1769, bapt. June 4, 1769, at Pomfret, Conn, 
dhdf. Walter. 

dhdg. Frederick, born about 1771 ; said to have died in infancy. See [bdfl.] 
dhdh. Godfrey, sometimes called Godfrey-Melbourne, born June 10, 1773, 

at Pomfret, Vt., probably. 5 

Children of Daniel and Matilda (King) Waldo. Dates and places 
of birth unknown : — 
dhdi. A daughter; probably died young. 
dhdj. A daughter; died Nov. 12, 1791, at Woodstock, Vt. 6 
dhdk. Matilda. 
dhdl. Mary, born before 1789. 

dhe. Sarah, daughter of Zachariah (Daniel, Cornelius) and 
Abigail (Griffen) Waldo; born Jan. 9, 1739, at Pomfret, Conn.; 7 

1 Records of Henry-Swan Dana, Woodstock, Vt. 

' <« New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxix., p. 312. * Pomfret Records. * Ibid. 
e Records of Charles -Elmore Waldo [dhdhcac]. 6 Woodstock Church Records. 
7 Pomfret Records. 


date of her death not learned; married 1764, probably at Pomfret, 
Israel, son of Gen. Israel (Joseph, Thomas, John) and Hannah 
(Pope) Putnam of Brooklyn, Conn. ; born Jan. 28, 1739-40, bapt. 
June 8, 1740, at Danvers, Mass., then known as Salem Village; died 
Mch. 7, 1812, at Belpre, O. 1 

After the battle of Lexington, Putnam raised a company of volun- 
teers, and served under his father until the arrival of Washington 
at Cambridge. July 22, 1775, he was appointed aid to his father, 
who was made general, and served as such for three years, when he 
resigned, and retired to his farm at Pomfret. When the Ohio com- 
pany was formed, he joined it and went West, leaving Mrs. Putnam 
at Pomfret. He returned to Connecticut in 1790 for his family; but, 
owing to the breaking out of the Indian War, did not return to Ohio 
until 1795. He settled at Belpre, where he became a well-to-do 
farmer. " He was a man of sound, vigorous mind, and remarkable 
for his plain common sense ; abrupt and homely in his manner and 
address, but perfectly honest and upright in his intercourse with man- 
kind." His wife " was a woman of great spirit, and as firm a patriot 
as the General himself, hating with all her soul and strength the 
British oppressors of her country, .... and loving with equal 
ardor the American soldiers, supplying them with food and clothing 
to the extent of her abilities. In the winter of 1779, when the patriot 
troops suffered so much from the want of warm garments, she had 
spun and wove, in her own house, a number of blankets made of the 

finest wool in the flock, and sent on for their relief She 

was a woman of elevated mind and great personal courage, worthy of 
the family to which she was allied." 2 

Children of Israel and Sarah (Waldo) Putnam. 3 Born at Pomfret, 
Conn. : — 

a. Sarah, born Oct. 25, 1764; died 1818. She married Samuel Thornily. 

b. Israel, born Jan. 20, 1766; died Mch. 9, 1824, at Marietta, O. He married 

(1), Feb. 26, 1792, at Pomfret, Clarina, daughter of Peter (Joseph, John, 
William) and Mary (Hodges) Chandler of Pomfret; born Apr. 8, 1767, at 
Pomfret; died Nov. 29, 1801, at Marietta. He married (2), Aug. 24, 
1802, at Marietta probably, Elizabeth Wiser of Marietta; born 1782; died 
Jan. 16, 1842, aged 60. Mr. Putnam went West with his father. " It is 
tradition that when they removed to the West, Mrs. Clarina Putnam rode 
on a horse 28 years old ; that they slept in wagons at night, and that she 
gave birth to a child, but lost it." 

1 " Putnam Genealogy." 

2 " Putnam Genealogy " : Hildreth's " Lives of the Early Settlers of Ohio," p. 354. 

»" Putnam Genealogy " : "Chandler Family," p. 360: "Lives of the Early Settlers of 
Ohio :" Hildreth's " Pioneer History." 


Children, by first wife :— 

a. Frances-May, born Apr. 12, 1793, at Porafret. 

b. A child, born and died on a journey to Ohio. 

c. William, died May 26, 1799. 

d. Emeline, born 1797; died May 18, 1799, aet. 2 years. 

e. Clarina-Chandler, born 1798; died Dec. 25, 1838, aet. 40. 
/. Hakriet, born Aug. 16, 1800. 

By second wife : — 

g. Pascal-Paoli, born Nov. 10, 1802 (?) ; died Aug. 23, 1831. 

h. Helena-Penelope, born Apr. 9, 1804; died Jan. 3, 1892. 

i. Louis-John-Pope, born Mch. 2, 1808; died Dec. 1, 1888. 

;'. Laura-Ann, born Dec. 22, 1810; died Nov. 27, 1835. 

k. Frances-Mary, born Sept. 22, 1817; died Aug. 23, 1831. 

I. Elizabeth-Augusta, born Oct. 14, 1821 ; died Jan., 1852. 

m. Susan-Catherine, born July 14, 1824; died Mch. 19, 1852. 

c. Aaron-Waldo, born Apr. 18, 1767; died Aug. 21, 1822, at Belpre, O. He 

went west with his father and settled at Belpre. For sketch of his life 
see "Lives of the Early Settlers of Ohio" and "Putnam Genealogy." 
He married, June 24, 1791, at Salem, Mass., Charlotte, daughter of Col. 
Daniel and Bathsheba (Howe) Loring of Ohio; born June 12, 1773, at 
Salem, Mass. ; died Sept. 21, 1822, at Centre Belpre. 

Children, born at Belpre : — 

a. William-Pitt, born Apr. 2, 1792; died May 31, 1871. 

b. Charlotte-Loring, born Mch. 11, 1794; died Aug. 21, 1890. 

c. Julia-Howe, born July 1, 1796; died Apr. 26, 1824. 

d. Albigence-Waldo, born Mch. 11, 1799; died Jan. 20, 1869. 

e. Israel-Loring, born Mch. 31, 1801 ; died Sept. 29, 1829. 
/. Lucy-Eaton, born Jan. 1, 1804. 

g. Catherine, born May 6, 1806. 
h. Bathsheba, born Sept. 13, 1808. 
i. Elizabeth, born Sept. 5, 1817. 

d. David, born Feb. 24, 1769 ; died Mch. 31, 1856, at Harmar, O. He settled at 

Marietta, O., and practiced law there. He was the first teacher in Musk- 
ingum Academy at Marietta. He graduated at Yale University, 1793. 
He married, Sept. 16, 1798, Elizabeth, daughter of Elisha and Sarah 
(Douglas) Perkins of Plainfleld, Conn.; born Nov. 6, 1778; died May 18, 
1866, at Marietta. 

Children : — 

a. Benjamin-Perkins, born Feb. 26, 1800; died Jan. 2, 1825. 

b. Charles-Marsh, born Feb. 24, 1802; died Apr. 17, 1870. 

c. Peter-Radcliffe, born Feb. 3, 1804; died Mch. 20, 1824. 

d. Douglas, born Apr. 7, 1806. 

6. David, born May 17, 1808; died Apr. 16, 1812. 

/. Murray, born June 10, 1810; died young. 

g. Catherine-Hutchinson, born July 6, 1812; died Aug. 17, 1829. 

h. Murray, born Aug. 1, 1815; died Sept. 27, 1823. 

i. George, born June 1, 1817; died Jan. 12, 1876. 

j. Elizabeth-Perkins, born Aug. 18, 1819; died Apr. 20, 1846. 


k. A son, stillborn. 

1. Mary, born Dec. 7, 1822; died Apr. 11, 1825. 

e William-Pitt, born Dec. 11, 1770; died Oct. 8, 1800, near Marietta, O. He 
began the study of medicine when eighteen years old, under Dr. Albigence 
Waldo [dhi] , and attended lectures at Harvard University. In May, 1792, 
he removed to Marietta, and commenced practice. In 1794, he visited 
Connecticut and returned to Ohio with his father and family and his 
young wife. Five years later he abandoned his profession and bought 
200 acres of land, eight miles above Marietta, on the Ohio River. He 
contracted a fever from the labor of clearing this farm which resulted in 
his death. He married, 1794, probably at Woodstock, Conn., Bethia, 
daughter of Dr. Elyssam of Woodstock. She married (2), Gen. Edward 
Tnpper, and was living in 1852. 

Child :— 
a. Israel-Waldo. 
/. Mary, born Aug. 5, 1773. She married Daniel Mayo. They removed to 

Newport, Ky. 
g. George- Washington, born July 27, 1777; died, 1800, probably at Verney, 
Ind., where he had lived. He was married. 

Child :— 

a. George-Washington. 

h. Elizabeth, born Jan. 19, 1780. She married Joel Craig. They removed 
to Newport, Ky. 

dhh. Samuel, son of Zachariah (Daniel, Cornelius) and Abigail 
(Griffen) Waldo; born Aug. 28, 1747, at Pomfret, Conn. ; died Feb. 
14, 1810, at Pomfret. 1 He lived at Pomfret, was a farmer and hotel- 
keeper, and, in a deed to him from Albigence Waldo [d/ii], dated Mcb. 
11, 1771 , is described asa" Taylor." 9 He held various town offices — 
tithing-man, 1775-8, '80-81 ; grand juror, 1779; key-keeper, 1787-8; 
lister, 1782-3. He was admitted to membership in the United Library 
when that association was re-organized after the Revolution. 3 His 
will, dated Aug. 27, 1807, probated Mch. 3, 1810, names — daughter 
Betsey Gleason ; son Samuel-P. Waldo ; second son Frank Waldo ; 
daughter Polly Waldo; and wife Mary, who was made residuary 
legatee and executrix. A codicil, dated Dec. 28, 1809, names sister 
Susannah Waldo. The will was witnessed by Sylvanus and Harriot 
Backus and Miss Nancy Waldo. His estate was inventoried at 
$594.58 personal; $2800 real. 4 

Mr. Waldo was buried in the old burying-ground at Pomfret. The 
following is the inscription on his monument : — 

1 Pomfret Records. 2 Pomfret Deeds, vol. v., p. 213. 

* " History of Windham County," vol. ii., p. 270. 

* Pomfret Probate Records, vol. xi., p. 91. 


" This monument is | erected | to the memory of Mr. Samuel Waldo 
| who died Feb r > 14 ,h AD 1810 | in the 63 year of his j age. J He 
was an affectionate & faithful | Husband, a tender parent, an honest man 
| & a valuable member of Society." 

He married, Nov. 2, 1773, at Pomfret, 1 Molly, daughter of Gen. 
Israel (Joseph, Thomas, John) and Hannah (Pope) Putnam of 
Brooklyn, Conn.; born May 10, 1753, 2 probably at Brooklyn; died 
Nov. 18, 1825, 3 at Conway, N. H., where she bad been living with 
her daughter Mary. Her will dated Nov. 12, 1825, probated Jan. 
5, 1826, at Conway, names — daughter Elizabeth Gleason, " com- 
monly called Betsey " ; sons, Samuel-Putnam Waldo and Francis 
Waldo ; daughter Mary Cutler, who was made residuary legatee ; and 
son-in-law Zara Cutler, who was made executor and who, in the pro- 
bate of the will, is called of Conway. 4 

Mrs. Waldo inherited her father's temperament, and was bold, fear- 
less and reckless. Numerous anecdotes are told of her bravery. At 
the age of seven she is said to have killed unaided a rattlesnake with 
thirty rattles, a deed which, if true, deserves the immortality of her 
father's adventure with the wolf, as does another story that, when on a 
visit to her niece, Mrs. Backus, she attacked, alone and unarmed save 
with a fire-shovel, a wild hog which was in the cellar of the house, and 
succeeded in braining the beast. When her son, Francis, was two 
years old he fell into a well. Mrs. Waldo descended after him, caught 
him by his hair, brought him up in her apron, rolled the water out of 
him and was conscious only after his restoration to life, that she had 
first removed her shoes and stockings. Late in life, when driving to 
Conway to visit her daughter, she was attacked in a lonely piece of 
woods by a foot-pad, who stopped her horse and was attempting to 
get into the carriage, when she felled him with a blow of the heavy 
stock of her whip and succeeded in escaping- 

Samuel Waldo and Molly, his wife, owned the covenant July 9, 
1775. Mary Waldo, wife of Samuel, was admitted to the Church at 
Pomfret, Nov. 6, 1808. 5 

1 Pomfret Records. 

2 Pomfret Records : " Putnam Genealogy " : Brooklyn Records say May 20. 
s Family Bible of Mrs. Mary-Putnam (Waldo) Sharpe [dhhdc]. 

* Pomfret Probate Records, vol. xvi., p. 149. 
5 Records of First Church, Pomfret. 



Children of Samuel and Molly (Putnam) Waldo. Born at Pomfret, 
Conn. :— 1 

dhha. Elizabeth, born Sept. 22, 1774, bapt. July 9, 1775. 

dhhb. Israel-Putnam, born Dec. 22, 1776 ("Putnam Genealogy" says Dec. 
12), bapt. Jan. 5, 1777; died Jan. 2, 1786. He is called "Putnam" on 
bis gravestone, and " Putnam Genealogy" calls him " Israel." 

dhhc. Samuel-Putnam, born Mch. 12, 1779, bapt. Mch. 21, 1779. » Putnam 
Genealogy " omits his middle name, and the Family Bible calls him " Sam- 

dhhd. Francis, born Apr. 22, 1784 (Family Bible says 1785), bapt. " Frank" 
June 22, 1782 (!). 

dhhe. Lewis, born June 25, 1787, bapt. Sept. 16, 1787; died May 7, 1788. 
(" Putnam Genealogy " says May 1 ; Gravestone says 1789.) 

dhhf. Mary, born Apr. 13, 1789. 

dhhg. Lewis-Putnam, born Mch. 22, 1796 ; died Mch. 28, 1796. 

dhi. Albigence, son of Zachariah (Daniel, Cornelius) and Abi- 
gail (Griffen) Waldo, born Feb. 27, 1749, at Pomfret, Conn.; 2 died 
Jan. 29, 1794, at Pomfret. 3 He was educated in the schools of his 
native town, but received his knowledge of Latin from Rev. Aaron 
Putnam, his pastor in Pomfret, and studied medicine and surgery 
under Dr. John Spaulding of Canterbury, Conn. He settled at Pom- 
fret as a physician and succeeded to the practice of Dr. John Hall, 
who had removed to Vermont. He subsequently acquired great 
eminence in his profession, becoming the leading physician in north- 
ern Windham County, his practice extending into Massachusetts and 
Rhode Island. He was especially successful in surgery, his practice 
in the Continental army being undoubtedly of great value to him. 

Immediately after the battle of Lexington he went to Cambridge 
from Woodstock, Conn., as clerk of a "Troop of Horse" under 
Captain McClellan, and served eight days. On July 1, 1775, at a 
special session of the General Assembly of Connecticut, he was 
appointed surgeon's mate in the 8th Conn. Regiment under Col. Jede- 
diah Huntington. His commission is dated July 6, 1775. He remained 
with this regiment at Cambridge and Roxbury until honorably dis- 
charged in the following September on account of failing health, 
when Col. Huntington wrote to Gov. Trumbull: — " Camp in Roxbury 
Sept. 6, 1775, Dr. Waldo of Pomf. is disch d and gone home on 
account of ill state of health. " In the autumn of 1776 Windham 
became interested in fitting out a privateer, the schooner Oliver Crom- 
well; and Dec. 14, 1776, Dr. Waldo was appointed chief surgeon on 
board this vessel. The vessel did not sail as expected, and, Jan. 1, 

1 Pomfret Records: "Putnam Genealogy," p. 183: Pomfret Church Records: Family 
Bible of Mrs. Mary-Putnam (Waldo) Sharpe [dhhde], * Pomfret Records. , 5 Gravestone. 


1777, he was commissioned surgeon of a new Connecticut regiment 
under Col. Huntington, and remained with it until his resignation from 
the service, Oct. 1, 1779. His diary, which he commenced Dec. 1, 
1777, while in camp at Valley Forge, and which contains much inter- 
esting matter, may be found in " The Historical Magazine," vol. v., 
pp. 129-134, 169-172. Two poems which he wrote to his wife during 
the same time may be found in the same magazine, vol. vii., pp. 270-4. 
During his absence with the army his family had be^n reduced to 
extreme poverty, and it was the discovery of this fact, when on a fur- 
lough in the winter of 1779, that caused Dr. Waldo's resignation. 
After the close of the war he petitioned the Connecticut Legislature 
for relief. The first draft of this petition, extracts from which are 
herewith given, is interesting, since it tells the story of his services in 
his own words. 

44 Your Petitioner .... a little before . . . the war between Great 
Britain and the Colonies, joined himself as a non-commissioned officer to a 
body of Light Horse under the command of Captain, now General McLellan, 
.... and went with them towards Boston when the noted false alarm was 
given of British movements. Immediately after the 19th of April . . . he . . . 
marched to Cambridge where he tarried until they [his neighbors] came home 
together; and the same year joined Col. Huntington's Regiment at Roxbury, 
as first surgeons mate, from which he was honorably discharged at his request, 
in consequence of a severe fit of sickness, by Gen. Ward. In the autumn of 

1775, your P went to Bergen, Fort Lee, &c, surgeon of the 11th 

Regiment of Militia of Connecticut, and returned home with the regiment. 
... In the autumn and winter of 1776, he was surgeon of the ship Cromwell 
by an appointment of Gov. Trumbull. The ship not sailing .... Col. Hunt- 
ington . . . induced your P to leave the ship . . . having first obtained 

the Governor's permission, and attach himself to the [new] regiment. He 
joined the regiment early in . . . 1777, in New Jersey and continued to do his 
duty with fidelity, and to the satisfaction of the officers and soldiers, and was 
discharged, in October, 1779 At Valley Forge . . . your P con- 
tracted a numbness of the left hip, side, and thigh, which .... continued 
several years and has never left . . . but was . . . partly translated to his 
lungs, and produced an incessant night-cough, followed by debility. . . . 

When your P left the regiment, in 1779, . . . with the firm intention 

of returning in thirty days, he found his family on the point of famishing 
with mere want of food and every other necessary. The Continental money 

your P had previously received for the sale of a little possession, and 

all the wages he could possibly spare at different times from the camp to his 
family, were, by depreciation, reduced to a trifle and now wholly gone. Your 

P struck to the heart with the horrors of undeserved indigence, the 

silent sight of a worthy wife, the looks of a tender offspring, the doleful 
prospect of rags and starvation, and a half broken constitution, dropped the 
soldier's cockade ; and with it, dropped the silent tear, and has, by great 
exertions, protected them from the insolence of pressing want. 

Your P— sent . . . for . . . and . . obtained a discharge in October. 

The wages then due . . . were three months ; . . . and the whole barely paid 
an attorney present a thirty shilling debt. This was the last public money 
. . . ever received. Nor were any rations added. . . . Nor has your Petitioner 
ever received any remuneration for his losses by depreciation ; but . . . has 
. . lost ... the little all he possessed, and is disabled from paying some 


former debts, which now hang over his head like the awful clouds of a 
destructive tornado. „ ,. 

Your Petitioner .... prays that he may be exonerated from his past 
debts— have an equal share in the bounty of his country for real losses and 
services ; that he may have the privileges of a free citizen during the little 
remainder of life— those privileges for which he has contributed an over- 
proportionable share. 

"Losses In Camp— Stolen. 

A large, elegant mare, for which 100 silver dollars were 

offered the day before £30- 0-0 

Lost, in like money, while lean ' 25- 0-0 

Large new coverlid 2- 2-0 

Two pair shoes *^~^„ 

Silver shoe buckles 1-4-0" 

His letters and poetical effusions show him to have been a great 
admirer of Washington, which admiration seems to have been recipro- 
cated, since Washington not only employed him to copy his orders to 
his troops but presented him with a sword, which, not long since, was 
in the possession of Mr. John-M. Cargill of Providence, R. I., who 
had also the chest used by Dr. Waldo during the war, from which, 
however, the surgical outfit had been removed. 

Dr. Waldo appears to have lived for a time in Woodstock. Some 
of his children's births are there recorded, and April 2, 1789, he 
conveyed an estate in Woodstock to William Skinner and is described 
in the deed as of Woodstock. 2 In another deed, dated Mch. 21, 
1777, he is called of Pomfret. His marriage to Lydia Hurlbut is 
recorded in both Woodstock and Pomfret, but with different dates, 
and two children were baptized in Woodstock. 

The extent of his practice is witnessed by three of his day-books, 
bound in hog-skin, which contain the names of six thousand patients 
treated by him in a period of seventeen years, including, of course, 
those only who had their accounts charged. The esteem in which he 
was held by his contemporaries in his profession is partly evinced by 
a note from Dr. Flint of Leicester, Mass., whose fame was not small 
in the medical world. 

" Leicester, Feb. 7, 1793. 
11 Dr. Albigence Waldo, Dear Sir :— -About sunset this day, my eldest son 
received a kick from a horse, which has fractured his cranium. This is 
therefore, in the name of your devoted friend, desiring you to make no delay 
in making us a visit. For God's sake, fail not ! but let despatch and dexterity 
hasten you. I am in confusion and know not what to say further. Only fail 
not. In haste, 8 o'clock p. m. Yours, etc. Austin Flint." 

It is of interest to note that the boy survived his injury, became an 

1 The meaning of this is obscure. Perhaps " while lean " has dropped outpf the pre- 
vious line. 2 Woodstock Deeds. 


eminent physician, and was not without gratitude to the widow of his 
distinguished benefactor. 

Dr. Waldo was instrumental in gathering the physicians of Windham 
County into a local association, before the formation of the Connecti- 
cut Medical Society. Their meetings were held in different towns 
from 1786 to 1791, when a county society was organized, with Dr. 
Waldo as clerk; and, in 1792, he assisted in organizing the State 
society. Devoted to his profession, of energetic disposition, and 
interested in medical and scientific researches, he used the literary 
ability, which he possessed to a marked degree, in writing much 
upon these subjects, illustrating them with well-executed drawings. 
He was an able speaker, and excelled on funeral occasions. He 
delivered the eulogy at Gen. Putnam's obsequies which was much 
admired ; and others of his addresses and epitaphs were greatly 
praised. He was of a highly social disposition, and was most warmly 
attached to both of his wives, whose praises he was never weary in 
setting forth, both in verse and prose. 

In religious matters, Dr. Waldo was broad and catholic. He was 
a member of the Congregational Church, and, on the first page of the 
articles of confession, has left the following record : — 

"A couple of Reasons for my signing the enclosed agreement, — 
First — I, having examined with carefulness, find it to be founded on that 
great Christian scale which unites mankind in the finely-polished golden chain 
of Equality and Brotherly Love ; and cannot in my heart make any material 
objections to the modes and principles which it is designed to inculcate. If 
this reason be not sufficient the second may peaceably be admitted. 

Second.— My only brother has signed it after due consideration, and I wish 
to worship and get to heaven with my Brother." 1 

Dr. Waldo died " in the prime of life and height of professional 
eminence, and was greatly mourned ' as a man endowed by the God 
of nature with the most brilliant and distinguished abilities, and with 
a heart susceptible of all those amiable and benevolent virtues which 
adorn the human breast.' He was borne to the grave by his brethren 
of the medical profession, in the presence of his Masonic brethren 
and a great concourse of weeping friends and admirers. 4 A serious 
and sentimental discourse' was delivered by Mr. Dodge, and an 
« ingenious and pathetic eulogy ' pronounced by General McClellan in 
behalf of the Masons," who erected a monument to his memory in the 
principal cemetery of Pomfret, with the following inscription :— 

1 " The Historical Magazine," vol. v., p. 104. 


"The Master Wardens and Brethren 

Of Moriah Lodge 

In testimony of their esteem and respect 

For the virtues, talents and usefulness 

Of their late worthy Brother, 

Erect this Monument 

To the Memory 

Of Albigence Waldo, Surgeon, 

Who, attentively studying the works of God 

In the admirable frame of man, 

Rose to eminent distinction 

In the noble art of healing. 

His name is Charity; 

His actions Humanity; 

His intercourse with men benevolence and lore. 

Born in Pomfret, Feb. 27, 1750. 

Died 29th Jan., 1794." 

His widow made several efforts to publish a collection of his writ- 
ings, including the many treatises on medicine and science which he 
left, but lack of means prevented. The inventory of his estate, 
showing personal property, £196-2-11, was allowed Apr. 1, 1794. 
On May 8, 1795, Mrs. Lucy Waldo, admx., charges herself with: — 
The inventory, £196-2-11; cash collections, £191-5-4; and prays 
allowance for £147-6-6 1-2. Claims against the estate amount to 
£331-3-0, equal to 14/6 in the £, and an order was granted for a 
settlement at that rate. 1 

Dr. Waldo married (1), Nov. 11, 1772, probably at Scotland, 
Conn, (by Rev. James Cogswell, then recently settled in Scotland), 2 
Lydia, daughter of Elisha (Elijah) and Phebe (Carter) Hurlbut 
of Scotland; bom Feb. 1, 1750-1, at Windham, 3 bapt. Feb. 3, 
1751 ; 4 died Feb. 7, 1785, at Pomfret. 5 He married (2), July 6, 
1787, at Pomfret, 6 Lucy, daughter of Capt. Benjamin and Mary 
Cargill of Pomfret; born Aug. 16, 1762, at Pomfret; 7 died July 31, 
1830, at Smith's Ferry, Northampton, Mass., and buried there, by 
the side of her eldest daughter. 8 Her father, a descendant of Rev. 
Donald Cargill of Scotland, came from South Kingston, R. I., and 

1 Pomfret Probate Records, vol. viii., p. 29. 

» Scotland and Woodstock Records : Pomfret Records say Dec. 19, 1772 : Weaver's Mss. 
says Nov. 19, 1772. 3 Windham Records. * Scotland Church Records. 6 Pontfret Records. 
6 Ibid, i Ibid. 8 Records of John-M. Cargill. 


established extensive mills at Quinebaug, Conn. 1 " She sympathized 
with her husband in literary pursuits, and enjoyed a local celebrity as a 
writer in prose and verse, being especially proficient in the art of letter 
writing." 2 After the death of her husband, she removed to Palmer, 
Mass., and, later, to Northampton. 3 

Children of Albigence and Lydia (Hurlbut) Waldo. Born, a-d at 
Woodstock, e-g at Pomfret, Conn. : — 4 

dhia. Elisha-Hurlbut, born Sept. 11, 1773. 

dhib. Ralph, born Nov. 27, 1775, bapt. Dec. 20, 1775, at Pomfret; died Aug. 
10, 1777; buried at Scotland, Conn. Gravestone says, "died Aug. 11, 

dhic. Harriot, born Apr. 14, 1777, bapt. June 8, 1777, at Pomfret. 

dhid. Thomas-Fanning, born Sept. 19, 1779, bapt. Oct. 31, 1779, at Wood- 

dhie. Nancy, bapt. Sept. 2, 1781, at Woodstock; died young. 

dhif. Nancy, born Apr. 8, 1783, bapt. July 20, 1782 (sic), at Pomfret; died 
June 11, 1854, 5 probably at Cherry Valley, N. Y. She was dismissed 
Dec. 20, 1829, from First Church, Pomfret, to the Church at Cherry 
Valley. 6 She never married. 

dhig. Albigence, born Jan. 29, 1785, bapt. Feb. 7, 1785, at Pomfret. 

Children of Albigence and Lucy (Cargill) Waldo. Born at Wood- 
stock, Conn. : — 7 

dhih. Lucy, born Apr. 3, 1788; died July 3, 1809, at Northampton, Mass. 8 
dhii. Laura, born May 23, 1789; died Nov. 18, 1795, "burned to death," 
probably at Pomfret. 9 

lba. Samuel, son of Samuel (Jonathan, Cornelius) and Lucy 
(Wainwright) Waldo; born May 7, 1723, at Boston, Mass., bapt. 
May 12, 1723, at First Church; 10 died Apr. 16, 1770, at Falmouth, 
now Portland, Me. 11 He was educated at the Boston Latin School, 
class of 1734, and at Harvard College, class of 1743. Among 
his classmates at college were Andrew Pepperell, who was engaged to 
marry his sister Hannah, and his cousin Samuel Fairweather \lgd~]. 
He removed to Falmouth immediately after leaving college, and passed 
his whole life there, living on the north side of Middle Street, nearly 
opposite the Second Parish Church, next below the house of Judge 

I " Hist, of Windham County," vol. ii., p. 2. 2 Ibid., p. 269. 

3 See Massachusetts Spy, Feb. 13, 1794: "The Historical Magazine," vol. v., p. 104: 
Records of State of Conn., vol. i., pp. 88, 202: " Connecticut in the Revolution": "Hist, 
of Windham County," vol. ii., pp. 146, 157, 177, 185, 208, 269, 289, 290. 

4 Woodstock and Pomfret Town and Church Records. 5 " Waldos in America," p. 119. 
6 Pomfret Church Records. 7 Pomfret Records. 8 " Waldos in America," p. 120. 

9 Pomfret Records. l0 Boston Records : Records of First Church. 

II " Portland in the Past," p. 272, but Mr. Goold makes the singular error of saying, "only 
one year after the death of his father." 


Freeman, now called the Freeman House. 1 He accompanied his father 
on the expedition to Louisbourg, receiving a commission as commissary, 
Feb. 2, 1744; as brevet-captain Men. 23, 1744; and was commissioned 
captain by Gov. Shirley at Louisbourg, Oct. 12, 1745. He also served 
as aide-de-camp. 2 Mr. Goold says that he succeeded his father as 
colonel of the regiment, 3 but Sabine is in error in saying that Gov. 
Shirley gave him a commission as colonel in 1744. 4 He became a 
prominent and active citizen and was for several years a representative 
to the general court. Several authorities say that he was first elected 
in 1744, but this is probably an error, since the court records say that 
Samuel Waldo was representative, 1749, and for Falmouth, 1759, '60, 
'61, '64 and '65. He was interested with his father in the Muscungus 
or Waldo Patent; and in 1753, for the purpose of securing settlers on 
those lands, he went to Europe and distributed a rather bombastic 
circular throughout Germany, in which he calls himself: u The Royal 
British Captain Waldo, hereditary lord of Broad Bay, Massachusetts." 
For a translation of this circular see ' ' Maine Hist. Society's Collec- 
tions," vol. vi., p. 321. Oct. 31, 1760, and again Oct. 16, 1761, he 
was appointed judge of probate for Cumberland County, and con- 
tinued to hold that office until his death, which is thus announced in 
the Boston Post, Apr. 23, 1770 :— 

" We hear from Falmouth, Casco Bay, that last Monday died there, after a 
short Illness, the Hon. Samuel Waldo Esq ; Judge of Probate for the County 
of Cumberland and Colonel of one of the Regiments of Militia there." 

Parson Smith records in his journal, under date of April 20, 1770, 
41 Col. Waldo was buried with great parade under the church with a 
sermon and under arms." 5 The church meant is St. Paul's, which 
was burnt five years later by Mowatt. Colonel Waldo's body was 
then removed to Boston and was probably deposited with that of his 
father in the family tomb in King's Chapel Burying Ground. 

Samuel Waldo was commissioned justice of the peace for York 
County, Jan. 11, 1758; of the peace and quorum for Cumberland 
County, Oct. 31, 1760, and Oct. 16, 1761. In 1758, he was chosen 
councillor, but this may have been, and probably was, his father. 

July 11, 1759, Samuel Waldo and Francis Waldo, both of Falmouth, 
County of York, Isaac Winslow of Roxbury and Thomas Flucker of 
Boston were appointed administrators on the estate of their 44 late 
father Samuel Waldo late of Boston, Deceased, lately died intestate." • 

1 " History of Portland," p. 863: » Journal of Rev. Thomas Smith," p. 218, note. 

»" N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxiv., pp. 370-377. « •« Portland in the Past," p. 272. 

4 " Loyalists of the American Revolution," vol. ii., p. 391. 

6 " Portland in the Past," p. 272. « Suffolk Probate Records, vol. liv., p. 446. ' 


The settlement of this vast estate, consisting, as it did, of real estate 
in the counties of York, Middlesex, Suffolk and Worcester in the 
Province of Massachusetts Bay, and in various towns in the Colony of 
Connecticut, was a matter requiring much labor and time ; and for the 
next ten years there are many deeds on record of conveyances of this 
property. But the disturbed state of the country probably prevented 
quick or advantageous sales ; much, perhaps most, of the general's 
property was confiscated during the Revolution, and his children, who 
were all royalists, probably realized but little of their large inheritance. 

Mr. Waldo married (1), Aug., 1760, l Grizell, daughter of Andrew 
(Daniel, Peter, Thomas) and Mary (Sanford) Oliver of Boston ; born 
May 9, 1737, at Boston; 2 died Feb., 1761, at Falmouth. 3 The 
Falmouth Records, as published in " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," 
vol. xvii., p. 154, in the intentions of marriage, reversed both names 
as follows: — " Waldo Samuel, Esq. with Mrs. Olin Grizell of Bos- 
ton, July 5, 1760," which probably caused Mr. Willis, in " History of 
Portland," and in his note in " Journal of Rev. Thomas Smith," pp. 
187, 218, to call her Olive Grizzell. The dates of her marriage (Aug. 
11, 1761,) and of her death (Dec. 19, 1761,) are erroneously given in 
the latter work. 

Mr. Waldo married (2), Feb. 23, 1762, at Brattle Street Church, 
Boston 4 (intentions published, Dec. 4, 1761, at Falmouth, Jan. 13, 
1762, at Boston), Sarah, daughter of John 5 and Abigail (Philips) 
Erving of Boston; born June 8, 1737, at Boston; 6 died Nov. 25, 
1817, at Boston, " of old age," and was buried in tomb 21, King's 
Chapel Burying Ground. 7 

Mrs. Waldo returned to Boston after her husband's death, and was 
living there Aug. 28, 1778, when " Sarah Waldo of Boston, widow," 
was admitted "guardian to Samuel and Sarah Waldo minors under 
fourteen years of age, children of Samuel Waldo late of Falmouth, 
County of Cumberland Esq. deceased." July 21, 1781, Sarah Waldo 
of Boston, widow, was " nominated and allowed to be Guardian unto 
John Erving Waldo and Lucy Waldo minors above fourteen years of 
age and children of Samuel Waldo late of Falmouth, County of Cum- 

* " Loyalists of the American Revolution," vol. ii., p. 391. 2 Boston Records. 

s <« N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xix.,p. 69: " Loyalists of the American Revolu- 
tion," vol. ii., p. 391. 

* Records of Brattle Street Church: Falmouth Records say Mch. 9: " Journal of Rev. 

Thomas Smith," p. 194, says Mch. 29. 

" For brief note of John Erving and abstract of his will, see " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Reg- 
ister," vol. 1., pp. 537-8, 6 Boston Records. 

■> Ibid ■ " History of Portland " says that she died Oct., 1817, at Middletown, Conn. 



berland Esq. deceased." 1 Mch. 23, 1798, she acknowledged a deed 
conveying to James Bowdoin an estate on the " west side of Tremont 
Street near Court Street where she now dwells." This, by a mortgage 
deed, dated Aug. 22, 1791, seems to have been the mansion house of 
her father. She joined her brothers and sisters in several deeds con- 
veying real estate inherited from their father and mother; in one 
calling themselves " children and heirs at law of Abigail Erving wife 
of the late Hon>J e John Erving Esq." 9 Boston Directories say that 
** Widow Waldo" was residing, in 1789, on Court Street; and that in 
1796, '98, 1800, '06, '07, '09 and '10, Mrs. Sarah Waldo was residing 
on Tremont Street. In the census for 1790, Mrs. Waldo had one male 
and three females in her family, probably servants. 

The will of Mrs. Sarah Waldo of Boston, gentlewoman, widow, 
dated Mch. 1, 1815, probated Oct. 20, 1817, names — "the four 
children of my late son Samuel Waldo deceased, viz : Samuel Waldo, 
Francis- Wainwright Waldo, William-Tyng Waldo and Sarah-Erving 
Waldo"; "granddaughter Sarah- Waldo Story, wife of Honorable 
Judge Story"; " my five grandchildren, the children of my deceased 
daughter Sally Wetmore, late the wife of Honorable William Wetmore, 
viz : Sarah-Waldo Story, Augusta Wetmore, Hester-Ann Wetmore, 
Thomas Wetmore and Samuel- Waldo Wetmore"; "my daughter 
Lucy Wolcot, wife of Alexander Wolcot of the City of Middletown, 
Conn."; " my daughter-in-law Sarah-Tyng Chase widow of the late 
Salmon Chase Esq." The executors were Thomas-L. Winthrop and 
George-W. Erving, " now Minister of United States to Spain." The 
estate was inventoried at $92, 961. 92. 3 

Children of Samuel and Sarah (Erving) Waldo. Born, a-e at 
Portland, Me. ; / at Boston, Mass. : — 4 

lbaa. Sarah, born Nov. 30, 1762. 

lbab. Samuel, born Mch. 4, 1764. 

Ibac. John-Erving, born Aug. 28, 1765. Family Eecords say 1766. He was 
killed in a gale off Bermudas, by the boom of a vessel of which he was 
mate, Apr. 17, 1787. 5 

lbad. Lucy, born Aug. 10, 1766. Family Records say Aug. 30, 1767. 
Ibae. Francis, born Dec. 26, 1768, bapt. Dec. 28, 1768, at St. Paul's Church, 
Falmouth ; died young, probably. 

Ibaf. Ralph, born Sept., 1770, posthumous; bapt. Sept. 23, 1770, at Trinity 
Church, Boston; died young, probably. 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vols, lxxvii., p. 669; lxxx., p. 375. 
1 Suffolk County Deeds, vols. clxx.,p. 101; clxxiv., p. 156; clxxxix., p. 186. 
3 Suffolk Probate Records, vols, cxv., p. 636; cxvi., p. 35. 

* " Journals of Rev. Thos. Smith and Rev. Sam'l Deane," note, p. 218; " History of Bel- 
fast, Me.," p. 44. 6 Boston Records : Family Records. 


lbb. Lucy, daughter of Samuel (Jonathan, Cornelius), ami Lucy 
(Wainwright) Waldo; born Jan. 23, 1724, at Boston, Mass., bapt. 
Jan. 24, 1724, at First Church; 1 died Nov. 7, 1768, at Falmouth, 
now Portland, Me. 2 She married Dec. 14, 1747, at Boston, 3 Isaac, 
son of Col. Edward (Edward, John) and Hannah (Moody) Winslow 
of Boston; born May 2, 1709, at Boston; 4 died Mch. 21, 1777, at 
New York, N. Y. 5 The following is condensed from an account of 
Isaac Winslow in " The Town of Roxbury,'' pp. 255-257 : — 

The last occupant of the Dudley mansion (in Roxbury) was Isaac Wins- 
low, Esq., a gentleman highly esteemed for his benevolence and other virtues. 
He graduated at Harvard College 1727, then entered the counting room of 
James Bowdoin of Boston, and subsequently, with his brother Joshua, 
carried on an extensive and profitable business in that town. They became 
considerable ship owners and had one ship constantly in the London trade. 
Isaac retired from business in 1753, when he became a resident of Roxbury, 
occupying at first a house on the north side of Roxbury Street, nearly opposite 
the Universalist Church, and after the death of Madam Lucy Dudley, the widow 
of Judge Paul in 1756, made the Dudley House his home. In June 1760 he 
received the thanks of the town for a gift of land near Meeting House Hill. 
He seems at first to have joined his countrymen in resistance to the Mother 
Country, for, in 1772, he was chairman of the Roxbury Committee of Corre- 
spondence, but he was too conservative for the times. He was appointed 
Mandamus Councillor by Gage, but he resigned the office " and made an 
apology to the town for his acceptance of it and said it was more owing to 
the persuasion of others than to his own inclination." Says the Boston 
Gazette of Sept. 5, 1774, "We are able to assure the public upon good 
authority, that Isaac Winslow, Esq., one of the lately appointed councillors, 
waited on Gov. Gage last Monday, when he made an absolute and full resigna- 
tion of his place at the board since which, he has not appeared in Council, 
but gives the strongest assurances that he never will act in that station." 
Though a loyalist, his moderation and his character as a man made him far 
less obnoxious than his Tory townsmen. His virtues, however, could not 
save him, and immediately after the Lexington affair, he took refuge in 
Boston. The Committee of Safety voted on Apr. 30, 1775, " That a permit be 
required for Mr. Isaac Winslow's effects to be carried into the town of Boston 
from Roxbury, tomorrow." Next day they ordered Col. Gerrish to deliver 
permits for such as desire to enter Boston with their effects " all such to be 
protected from any injury or insult whatever in their removal." In March 
1776, with his family of ten persons, he accompanied the royal army to 
Halifax and died in New York in the following year. 

He was an " Addresser of Hutchinson," in 1774, and of Gage in 
1775. He was proscribed and banished in 1778. In religion he was a 
Sandemanian. 6 With Samuel and Francis Waldo and Thomas 
Flucker, his brothers-in-law, he was administrator on the estate of 
his father-in-law, General Samuel Waldo, and joined with them in 

1 Boston Records : Records of First Church. 

* " Maine Hist. & Gen. Recorder," vol. iv., p. 223. « Boston Records. * Boston Records : 
Records of West Church. 

• Family Records, compiled by William-Tyng Waldo [Ibabc]. 
6 " Loyalists of the American Revolution," vol. ii., p. 446. 


many conveyances of real estate recorded in Worcester and Suffolk 

He married (2), Nov. 16, 1770, at Boston, 1 Jemima, daughter of 
Thomas and Jemima (Reed) Debuke of Boston; born May 5, 1732, 
at Boston; 2 died 1790, at London, Eng. 3 By her he had two 
children, viz. :— Thomas, bapt. Feb. 16, 1772, at Roxbury; died 
before Jan. 11, 1825, leaving a widow, Mary, and children, who are 
mentioned in his sister Elizabeth's will as residing in New York City. 
He was residing in England in 1785 and 1794. James, bapt. Feb. 4, 
1776, at New North Church, Boston. 

Mr. Winslow's will, undated, was probated in Suffolk County, 
Mass., Oct. 28, 1785. The following is an abstract: — 

" Will of Isaac Winslow now residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, being about 
to embark with my family for New York .... From the doubtful 
state of my affairs and the uncertainty whether I shall ever be able to recover 
the Debts due to me in New England also that I received my wife's legacy 
left her by her Brother being about £350, I give to my dear Wife £1000 
including legacy above mentioned. The residue of my estate to my children 
and Grand child George Erving, saving that my said Grand child is to account 
for what his mother Lucy Winslow stands charged on my Books expended 
on her at time of her marriage, £803-19-8. Nephew Isaac Winslow, Jun r . 
and Nephews Jonathan Clark and Isaac-Winslow Clark to be Executors." 4 

The first named executor only was appointed, the others " being 
out of the Government." 

Aug. 6, 1782, Daniel McCarthy of Roxbury was admitted agent of 
the estate of Isaac Winslow, late of Roxbury, an absentee, deceased. 5 
Oct. 17, 1793, power of attorney was given by Samuel Winslow of 
Portland, gentleman, and Martha his wife ; Samuel Waldo of Port- 
land, merchant, and Sarah-Tyng his wife, in her right; Isaac Wins- 
low of Boston, gentleman, and Mary his wife ; Elizabeth Winslow of 
Boston, single woman; George- William Erving of Boston, gentle- 
man ; and John Wall of Great Britain, gentleman, and Hannah his 
wife, in her right ; to Oliver Smith of Boston, apothecary, to dispose 
of and manage real estate " as hath been entered upon and possessed 
by Isaac Winslow of Boston, Executor of Will of Isaac Winslow, late 
of Roxbury." 6 

A family portrait by Blackburn, in possession of Edward-M. Wins- 
low, Esq., Boston, represents Isaac Winslow, Lucy his wife and their 
children Hannah and Lucy. 

1 Boston Evening Post, Nov. 26, 1770. 

a Boston Records. » " Loyalists of the American Revolution," vol. ii., p. 446. 

* Suffolk Probate Records, vols, lxxxiv., p. 644; xcii., p. 109. 

6 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. lxxxi., p. 379. 

8 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. clxxviii., p. 106. 





Mr. Isaac Winslow and his wife were admitted to membership in 
West Church, Boston, Oct. 16, 1848. l 

Children of Isaac and Lucy (Waldo) Winslow. Born, a-c at Bos- 
ton, d-i at Roxbury, Mass. : — 2 

a. Lucy, born Nov. 18, 1748, bapt. Nov. 20, 1748, at West Church; dieit 

Sept. 15, 1749. 

b. Lucy, born Oct. 7, 1749, bapt. Oct. 8, 1749, at West Church; died April 27, 

1770, at Boston, and buried May 2, 1770, at King's Chapel. 3 The following 
obituary is from the Boston Evening Post of Apr. 30, 1770 : — 

11 Last Friday evening died here in the 21st Year of her age Mrs. Lucy 
Erving, the amiable Consort of George Erving, Esq; and eldest daughter 
of Isaac Winslow, Esq. If a kindly and friendly disposition, an obliging 
deportment and politeness of manners, are parts in the character of an 
agreeable woman : If modesty, good nature, prudence, virtue and religion 
adorn that Character, and make it truly amiable : If real affection and 
duty to her Husband, to her Father and Offspring, a due attention to 
family affairs, and care of her domestics, set in a pleasing view the rela- 
tions of Wife, Child, Mother and Mistress, it is but justice to the deceased 
to say, that her conduct corresponded to those relations ; and that she 
was an agreeable and virtuous Woman ; whose amiable qualities were set 
off by her youth and comely person. If such qualities could have pro- 
tracted life, her friends might have long enjoyed her. But in the midst 
of their affliction for her departure, they have the consolation to think, 
that their loss is gain to her; gain ineffable in the paradise of God. 

" During her illness which was of some weeks' continuance, she dis- 
covered a calmness and serenity that flowed from innocence; and a 
resignation to the will of Heaven that resulted from a good life: the 
fruit of which she has gone to enjoy." 

She married, Oct. 25, 1768, at Roxbury, Mass., 4 George, son of John 
and Abigail (Philips) Erving of Boston, born Dec, 1738, at Boston, 
bapt. Dec. 24, 1738, at Brattle Street Church, "aged one week"; 6 died 
Jan. 16, 1806, at London, Eng. 6 He graduated at Harvard University, 
1757, and became a merchant in Boston. He was " one of the fifty eight 
memorialists who were the first men in America to array themselves 
against the officers of the Crown. He was an 'Addresser of Hutchinson ' 
in 1774, was prescribed under the Act of 1778; and his estate was confis- 
cated under the Conspiracy Act of 1779. He went to Halifax at the 
evacuation of Boston, with his family of five persons, and thence to 
England." 7 He is said to have afterwards bitterly regretted his action in 
leaving America. 

He married (2), Jan. 26, 1775, at King's Chapel, Boston, 8 published Jan. 
4, 1775, 9 Mary-Macintosh, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Macintosh) 
Royall of Medford, Mass. ; born Jan. 10, 1744-5 ; l0 died 1786. Her will, 
dated Oct. 30, 1780, probated Mch. 10, 1787, names no children. 11 

Child, born at Boston : — 12 
a. George- William, born July 15, 1769. 

1 West Church Records. 

a Records of Mrs. Arthur Pickering, Boston: Boston and Roxbury Records: West 
Church Records : Roxbury Church Records. 

8 Boston Records. * Roxbury Records. 6 Brattle Street Church Records. 

8 " Loyalists of the American Revolution," vol. ii., p. 406. 1 Ibid. 

8 King's Chapel Records. B Boston Records. 

10 " Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. ii., p. 826. f 

» " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. 1., p. 538; li., p. 255: see also " Bowdoin Family, 
2d ed., p. 41. » Boston Records. 


c. Isaac, born Dec, 1750, bapt. Dec. 16, 1750, at West Church; died 175 J. 

d. Isaac, born Nov., 1752; died May 14, 1754. 

e. Hannah, born Nov. 10, 1753; died Apr., 1754. 

/. Hannah, born Feb. 28, 1755; died about 1819. She married, Dec. 4, 1778, 
at New York, John Wall. He was a captain in the British army. He 
died about 1816. They lived at Worthrop, co. Nottingham, England, 
and afterwards at Clonmel, Ireland. Their daughter Letitia is named 
in her aunt Elizabeth Winslow's will. They had also two sons, who were 
officers in the British array, but their names have not been learned. 1 

Child :— 
a. Letitia ; married Charles King. 

g. Samuel, born June 9, 1757, bapt. June 12, 1757, at Roxbury Church; died 
after Feb. 14, 1799, when he signed an agreement to divide his father's 
estate. In 1793 he was living at Portland, Me. He married, Sept. 3, 
1781, at Boston, 8 Martha, daughter of Col. Joseph and Freelove (Olney) 
Scott of Boston, born 1763; died Aug., 1846, at Boston. 3 

Children, born at Boston, a-d, h bapt. at Trinity Church:— 4 

a. Samuel, born Nov. 10, 1781, bapt. Nov. 30, 1781. 

b. Charles, born June 8, 1783, bapt. July 15, 1783; died Men., 1845. 

c. Francis- Waldo, born June 7, 1784, bapt. Feb. 8, 1786; died Nov. 

12, 1803. 

d. Henry, born Aug. 16, 1785, bapt. Feb. 8, 1786. 

e. George, born October 27, 1788. 
/. Edwin, born May 25, 1790. 

g. William, born Mch. 16, 1795. 

h. Lucy- Waldo, born Oct. 1, 1800, bapt. Oct. 9, 1801; died Oct. 31, 
1801, buried Oct. 11, 1802 (?). 6 

h. Elizabeth, born June 12, 1759, bapt. June 17, 1759, at Roxbury Church ; 
died Sept. 26, 1825. at Boston, unmarried, 6 The will of Elizabeth Wins- 
low, "formerly of Dedham, now of Boston," dated Jan. 11, 1825, probated 
Oct. 10, 1825, names— William-T. Waldo, Charles Winslow and Isaac 
Winslow, Jr., of Boston; niece, Mrs. Mary-R. Bradford, wife of Charles 
Bradford; children of brother Thomas Winslow, now residing in the 
city of New York; Mrs. Mary Winslow, widow of brother Thomas; 
Letitia Wall, daughter of my sister Hannah Wall ; nephew Charles Wins- 
low; nephew Henry Winslow; niece Sarah-E. Waldo; niece Elizabetu- 
W. Chase; nephew Edwin Winslow ; children of sister Sarah-T. Chase, 
viz. : Samuel Waldo, Francis-W. Waldo, William-T. Waldo and Sarah-E. 
Waldo. Isaac Winslow and William-T. Waldo, executors. 7 

i. Grizzel, born Sept. 9, 1760, bapt. Sept. 14, 1760, at Roxbury Church; 
died Apr. 19, 1761. 

j. Isaac, born Apr. 27, 1763, bapt. May 1, 1763, at Roxbury Church; died 
June, 1806, at Boston. 8 He married, May 11, 1788, at Boston, Mary 
Russell. 9 Her birth and parentage have not been learned. She died 
before her husband. Mr. Winslow held a commission as major in the 
United States army. 

Child :— 
a. Mary, born 1779; married Charles Bradford. 

1 Records of Edward-M. Winslow and Mrs. Arthur Pickering, Boston. 

* Trinity Church Records. * Records of Edward-M. Winslow, Boston. 

« Ibid. : Trinity Church Records. 6 Trinity Church Records. 

a Boston Hepertory, Sept. 27, 1825: Family Records say Sept. 27. 

7 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. exxiii.,' p. 246. • Boston Records. 9 Ibid. 


k. Sarah-Tyng, born Mch. 22, 1765; bapt. March 31, 1765, at Roxbury 
Church; died Dec. 27, 1826, at Boston. 1 She married (1), Feb., 1789 at 
Boston, 2 her cousin Samuel Waldo [Ibab], which see. He died Oct' 12 
or 19, 1798, and she married (2), intentions published at Portland, Me. 
Sept. 23, 1804, 3 Salmon, son of Dudley (Samuel, Daniel, Moses, Aquila) 
and Alice (Corbett) Chase of Cornish, N. H. ; born July 14, 1761, at Corn- 
ish or at Sutton, Mass. ; 4 died Aug. 10, 1806, at Portland. Mr. Chase 
graduated at Dartmouth College, 1785, taught school and studied law at 
Portsmouth, N. H., went to Portland in 1789 and became an eminent 
lawyer there. He married (1), Mch. 9, 1797 at Portsmouth. 5 Mary 
Simpson of Newcastle, N. H., who died in 1801, leaving one child, 
George, born Sept. 29, 1800, who graduated at Harvard, 1818, and died in 

Four children, by first husband, see lhab. 

Child, by second husband, born at Portland :— 6 

e. Elizabeth-Winslow, born May 8, 1806. 

lbc. Hannah, daughter of Samuel (Jonathan, Cornelius) and 
Lucy (Wainwright) Waldo; born Nov. 21, 1726, at Boston, Mass., 
bapt. Dec. 4, 1726, at First Church; 7 died Dec, 1785, at London, 

All the romance of the Waldo family seems to be concentrated in 
the story of her life and that of her daughter Lucy, and the pen of 
the romancist is needed for its relation, rather than that of the gene- 
alogist. At the age of twenty Hannah was betrothed to Andrew 
Pepperell, the only son of Sir William Pepperell who was an intimate 
friend of her father. He was a classmate of her brother Samuel, and 
a remote connection by marriage, since the second wife of her grand- 
father, Jonathan Waldo [Z], was mother of Nathaniel Sparhawk who 
married Andrew's sister. 

Andrew graduated at Harvard College, 1743, and became exten- 
sively known in the fashionable society of Boston, where his comely 
form and polished manners were a passport to the best circles, and his 
heirship to a fortune and a baronetcy placed him in the highest social 
position. Being thrown into more or less intimate relations with Miss 
Waldo, who was highly educated, accomplished and beautiful, he could 
not resist her attractions, and they were betrothed in 1746 much to the 
gratification of both families. Many stories have been told of this 
affair and its sequel, which seem to impute fickleness and coquetry to 
the young lady, but letters published in the "Life of Pepperell" 
" place the lady's memory in a blameless light." The intentions of 

1 Boston Records : Family Records say Dec. 5. 2 Records of Christ Church. 

* Portland Records. 

* " History of Sutton," p. 621: " Genealogical Memoir of the Chase Family," p. 16. 

8 Records of North Church, Portsmouth. 6 Records of Mrs. Arthur Pickering, Boston. 
7 Boston Records : Records of First Church. 


marriage between Andrew Pepperell and Hannah Waldo were pub- 
lished at Kittery, Me., Sept. 3, 1748. 1 Soon after he was attacked 
with a lingering fever, which left him feeble and dispirited, and the 
marriage was delayed. Mch. 8, 1750, Nathaniel Sparhawk wrote to 
his father-in-law, then in London : " The love affair between Andrew 
Pepperell and Miss Waldo, now of four years duration, is still pend- 
ing much to the annoyance of both familes as well as trying to the 
patience of the lady." Stephen Minot, a merchant of Boston and a 
relative of the Waldos, wrote Andrew, highly praising the behavior 
of Hannah Waldo and urging Andrew to marry her. In 1751, Sir 
William wrote to Gen. Waldo, then in London, "the wedding day is 
fixed." Miss Waldo made elaborate preparations, but, a few days 
before the one appointed for the wedding arrived, Andrew wrote her 
that circumstances had occurred which would make it necessary to 
defer it to another day, which he named, as more convenient to him- 
self. This was too much; her mind was from that moment firmly 
fixed. She returned no answer; guests and minister were assembled 
when, " tired beyond endurance and angered beyond repression at the 
indecision and procrastination of her lover," she told Andrew that she 
would not marry one who had occasioned her so much mortification. 
Both fathers expressed to each other much regret. Andrew retired to 
Kittery, where he passed the winter, and died the following spring of 
typhoid fever. He probably acted as he did owing to ill health, which, 
after the publication of his marriage intentions, produced a settled 
state of despondency from which he never recovered. u The conduct 
of Sir William Pepperell," says Mr. Parsons, " was characterized by 
generosity, candor and magnanimity, that of Waldo was graceful and 
appropriate, and of his daughter blameless and commendable." 9 

In six weeks after this unfortunate termination, moved by pique or 
perhaps having already transferred her affections, Hannah married, 
Jan. 14, 1751 (intentions published Dec. 27, 1750), at West Church, 
Boston, Thomas, oldest son of Capt. James and Elizabeth (Luist) 
Flucker, of Charlestown, Mass.; born Oct. 9, 1719, at Charlestown ; 3 
died Feb. 16, 1783, at London, Eng. 4 But the romance of Hannah 
Waldo's life was not yet ended. The daughter and heiress of one of 
the wealthiest men in the Province and wife of one of the leading men 
of the day, bred to all the luxuries of the times and a member of the 
highest social circle, she was, by her husband's uncompromising loy- 

1 Kittery Records. * « Life of Sir William Pepperell." 
3 " Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. i. r p. 351. 
* " Life and Correspondence of Henry Knox." 


alty to the king, driven into exile and reduced almost to penary, and 

died a dependent on the bounty of the crown. 

Thomas Flucker married (1), June 12, 1744, at Boston, 1 Judith 

daughter of James (Pierre) and Hannah (Portage) Bowdoin of 

Boston ; born Mch. 5, 1719, at Boston ; died May 25, 1750, at Boston. 2 

The Boston Gazette of May 29, 1750, thus announced her death: — 

" On Friday night last died here in the Prime of Life Mrs. Judith Flucker 
consort of Mr. Thomas Flucker of this Town Merchant and a Daughter of 
the late Hon. James Bowdoin Esq. Her remains was Yesterday inter'd with 
great Decency and Respect." 

Her grandfather, Pierre Baudouin, a Huguenot, settled at Casco in 
1687. She appears to have had no children. 

Mr. Flucker' s name occurs frequently in the Boston records as a 
member of various committees. Sept. 14, 1756, he was commissioned 
justice of the peace ; in 1 765 he was a selectman ; he was representa- 
tive, 1756-60; member of the council, 1761-68; and Nov. 12, 1770, 
he succeeded Andrew Oliver as secretary of the Province. He is said 
to have been willing to succeed him as lieutenant-governor also, but 
this he was unable to accomplish. The last General Assembly held in 
Massachusetts under a provincial governor, met, by the governor's 
appointment, at Salem, June 7, 1774. Governor Gage being disturbed 
by its election of delegates to the Continental Congress and other acts 
of disloyalty, desired to dissolve it, and ordered a proclamation for 
that purpose to be prepared in haste by Secretary Flucker. It read as 

follows : — 

« Province of the j B th Governor . 

Massachusetts Bay. j J 


Whereas the Proceedings of the House of Representatives in the present 
Session of the General Court make it necessary for his Majesty's Service that 
the said General Court should be dissolved,— 

I have therefore thought fit to dissolve the said General Court, and the 
same is hereby dissolved accordingly, and the members thereof are discharged 
from any further attendance. 

Given under my hand at Salem, the 17th Day of June, 1774, in the Fourteenth 
Year of his Majesty's Reign. T - GAGE. 

By his Excellency's command, 
Thos. Flucker, Secretary. 

God save the King." 

" Armed with this instrument, the Secretary started at once for the 
town-house. Elbowing his way through the eager crowd, he mounted 
the stairs leading to the hall above, but found the door locked and the 

1 Boston Records. 2 Ibid. 


messenger on guard. He i directed the messenger to go in and 
acquaint the speaker that the Secretary had a message from his Excel- 
lency to the honorable House, and desired he might be admitted to 
deliver it.' The messenger returned, and said he had informed the 
speaker, as requested, i who mentioned it to the House, and their 
orders were to keep the door fast.' Thereupon, while the House were 
finally passing the last resolve (concerning abstinence from tea and 
other imported goods), the Secretary proceeded to read the paper, 
upon the stairs, in presence of the assembled multitude, and then 
immediately after read it in the Council chamber." 1 

Aug. 8, 1774, he was sworn in as mandamus councillor, and was 
one of the fifteen of the thirty-six originally appointed who continued in 
that office. 2 At the evacuation of Boston, in March, 1776, he accom- 
panied the British troops to Halifax, whence he went to London, where 
he was a member of the " Brompton Row Tory Club," an association of 
New England loyalists who met weekly for conversation and dinner. 3 
He, and Mrs. and Miss Flucker are frequently mentioned in Josiah-P. 
Qumcy's diary, in London, 1776. 4 He was allowed, by the Lords of the 
Treasury, £300 a year as Secretary of the Province, concerning which 
allowance his daughter Lucy wrote to her husband, Gen. Knox, July 
17, 1777: — " By a letter from Mrs. Tyng to Aunt Waldo, we learn 
that papa enjoys his £300 a year as Secretary of the Province. Droll, 
is it not?" 

He was associated with Samuel and Francis Waldo and Isaac 
Winslow, as administrator on the estate of General Samuel Waldo. 
Jan. 1, 1779, Joseph Peirce of Boston, merchant, was admitted agent 
of estate of Thomas Flucker, late of Boston, Esq. June 28, 1784, 
"In Senate of Massachusetts : Ordered, that the Judge of Probate of 
Suffolk County is directed to grant letter of agency on the estate of 
the late Thomas Flucker to Henry Knox, he to pay what remains, after 
debts and legal charges, into the public treasury." July 9, 1784, 
Henry Knox of Boston was admitted agent of the estate of Thomas 
Flucker, late of Boston, an absentee, lately deceased. The assets of 
the estate were found to be sufficient to pay the creditors but one 
shilling four and one-sixth pence in the pound, so the treasury got 
nothing, and the creditors not much more. 5 

For much of the foregoing account of Mr. Flucker the writer is 

1 Mr. Goodell's Address at Salem, "N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxix., p. 348. 

2 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxviii., pp. 61-2. 

3 " Portland in the Past," p. 388. 

4 " Mass. Hist. Society's Proceedings," vol. xix., pp. 213-223. 

6 Suffolk Probate Records, vols, lxxviii., p. 674; lxxxiii., p. 633; xciv., p. 387. 


indebted to Drake's " Lif e and Correspondence of Henry Knox." 
See also Putnam's " Monthly Hist. Magazine," vol. ii., p. 201. 

Children of Thomas and Hannah (Waldo) Flucker. Born at 
Boston, probably ; not recorded : — 

a. Thomas, date of birth unknown; graduated at Harvard College, 1773; 

died 1783. 1 He was a lieutenant in the British army, and, in 1777, was at 
St. Augustine, Fla., in the 2d battalion, 60th Regiment. He was probably 
never married. 2 

b. Hannah, date of birth and death not learned; bapt. Dec. 1, 1751, at West 

Church, Boston. She married (1), Nov. 2, 1774, at Boston, James Urqu- 
hart, an officer in the British army. He was commissioned lieutenant in 
the 14th Regiment, Jan. 11, 1763. 3 She was divorced from him aud, sub- 
sequently, married a Mr. Horwood. 4 Nothing further has been learned 
of her. 

c. Lucy, born Aug. 2, 1756; died June 20, 1824, at Thomaston, Me. She 

married June 16, 1774, at Boston, Henry, son of William and Mary 
(Campbell) Knox of Boston; born July 25, 1750, at Boston; died Oct. 25, 
1806, at Thomaston. " He kept the 'London Book Store,' so called, in 
Washington Street (where now the Boston Daily Globe is published). It 
was a store of great display and attraction for young and old, and a 
fashionable morning lounge. I well remember the prevailing gossip 
concerning Harry Knox and Miss Flucker. She was distinguished as a 
young lady of high intellectual endowments, very fond of books, and 
especially of the books sold by Knox, to whose shelves she had frequent 
recourse, and on whose premises was kindled, as the story went, the 
guiltless flame which was destined to burn on the hymeneal altar, despite 
of * father and mother and all of my kin.' The opposition of her family 
to the connection was no secret in Boston." 5 Lucy's family did all they 
could to prevent the marriage. They represented to her the loss that she 
would suffer in social position and in comfort, and that while she would 
be enduring the distresses of poverty her sisters would be the leaders of 
society, enjoying the wealth which might be hers. But Lucy inherited the 
spirit of her mother, and could not be induced to give up her lover. A 
letter from him to her at this period, from which the following is an 
extract, is of interest: — 

"Monday Evening, Mch. 7, 1774. 

"What News? Have you spoken to your father, or he to you, upon the 
subject? What appearance has this (to us) grand affair at your house at 
present? Do you go to the ball tomorrow evening? I am in a state of 
anxiety heretofore unknown. I wish the medium of our correspondence 
settled in order to which I must endeavor to see you, when we will settle 

The Boston Gazette, June 20, 1774, thus announced their marriage :— 
" Last Thursday (the 16th.) was married by the Rev. Dr. Caner, Mr. 
Henry Knox of this town, to Miss Lucy Flucker, second daughter to the 
Hon. Thomas Flucker Esq., Secretary of the Province." 

Just one year from the day of his marriage he left Boston in disguise, 
accompanied by his wife, who had quilted his sword into the lining of 
her cloak. Bestowing his wife safely in Worcester, he joined the army, 
and was successively commissioned colonel, brigadier-general and major- 
general. He became a warm friend of General Washington. He was 
chosen by Congress Secretary of War, Mch. 8, 1785, and was appointed 

1 Harvard Catalogue. * " Life and Correspondence of Henry Knox." 

» " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xlix., p. 170. 

* " Life and Correspondence of Henry Knox." 

e Letter from Harrison-Gray Otis in " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxx., p. 362. 


by President Washington to the same position, which he resigned in 1794. 
He succeeded in recovering for his wife and himself a large estate in 
Maine, a part of the Muscungus Patent ; and removed, in 1795, to Thomas- 
ton, and there built a splendid mansion, called Montpelier, which no 
longer exists, where he passed the remainder of his life. He became, 
however, financially embarrassed in 1798, and died in comparative 
poverty. " While her husband was in the cabinet, Mrs. Knox was one of 
the leaders of fashionable society at the seat of government, and, as 
such, attracted considerable notice. Like her husband, she was large in 
person, and easy and agreeable in manner. Both were favorites, he for 
really brilliant conversation and unfailing good humor, and she as 'a 
lively and meddlesome, but amiable leader of society.' She was a 
remarkably fine-looking woman, with brilliant black eyes and a blooming 
complexion." Thus were the predictions of her family proven false. 
By the whirligig of fortune, Lucy attained to the highest social position 
in the country and lived in affluence, while her parents died in poverty 
and exile. 1 

No accurate record has been found of the children of Gen. Knox. The 
list given in Eaton's " History of Thomaston, Me," is incorrect in some 
particulars. It is certain that there were twelve children, of whom nine 
died before 1798. Papers found in the Knox collection of manuscripts 
in possession of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, in con- 
nection with Eaton's list, make the following as perfect, probably, as can 
now be obtained., 

Children : — 

a. Lucy-Flucker, born 1776; died Oct. 12, 1854, at Montpelier. 

b. Elizabeth. In 1787 she was being educated with her sister 

Lucy. She probably died soon after. 

c. Henry- Jackson, born May 24, 1780; died Oct. 9, 1832. 

d. A daughter (Julia or Caroline?), died 1783. The bill for her 

gravestone is dated Jan. 9, 1784. 

e. Julia- Wads worth, born 1784; died Jan. 22, 1798, in the 14th 

year of her age. 8 

/. Marcus-Camillus. He was being educated, Nov. 7, 1789, with 
his brother Henry. He died, aged 8 years, at Philadelphia. 

g. George- Washington, died Aug., 1789, in New York State, 
"youngest son of Hon. Gen. Knox." 3 

h. Marcus-Bingham, died Apr., 1796, at Boston. 4 

i. Washington (?), died before 1798. 

j. H.-W.-Bingham (?), died before 1798. 

k. Augusta-Henrietta, died Apr., 179f>, at Boston. 5 

I. Caroline-Flucker, born 1791 ; died Oct. 17, 1851. 

"Sally Flucker, who performed in • Burgoyne's Maid of the Oaks,' in 
private theatricals given by British officers in Boston, was," says Mr. Drake, 
in "Life and Correspondence of Henry Knox," "a natural daughter of 
Thomas. She accompanied the family to England; married Mr. Jephson, a 
member of the Irish Parliament, and died early. Copley painted her portrait." 

1 For further account of this illustrious family see Drake's " Life and Correspondence 
of Henry Knox": "Maine Hist. Soc. Collections," ser. ii., vol. i., pp. 1-27: " History of 
Maine," vol. ii., p. 388: T. B. Reed's "Address at Centennial Celebration at Portland, 
1886 " : " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vols, xxx., p. 360; xxxiv., pp. 349-357; xxxvi., p. 5: 
" The Women of the American Revolution," vol. i., pp. 107-111: " Godey's Lady's Book," 
vol. xxxviii., p. 106: "Williamson's History of Belfast," pp. 48, 49: "Magazine of 
American History," vol. xvi., pp. 121-132. 

* Columbian Centinel, Jan. 24, 1798. s « Massachusetts Magazine," vol. i., p. 530. 

4 Columbian Centinel, Apr. 27, 1796. * Ibid., Apr. 27, 1796. 


Ibd. Francis, sou of Samuel (Jonathan, Cornelius) and Lucy 
(Wain wrigbt) Waldo; born June 13, 1728, at Boston, Mass., according 
to the Boston records, but probably this is an error for May 13, since 
by the records of the First Church he was baptized May 19, 1728 ; died 
June 9, 1784, at Tunbridge, Eng. He was educated at the Boston 
Latin School, class of 1736, and at Harvard College, class of 1747. 
In 1749, he and his brother Ralph were taken to Europe by their 
father ; he to be educated in Paris and hi? brother to remain with his 
father in London. 1 How long he remained in Europe is not known. 
Apr. 28, 1758, he was appointed collector at Falmouth, now Port- 
land, Me., and from that time he resided at Falmouth until his final 
departure for England, which was soon after the destruction of the 
town by Mowatt. He was representative for Falmouth in 1762 and 
1763, and was commissioned justice of the peace Jan. 4, 1764. He 
was, with his brother Samuel and his brothers-in-law, Isaac Winslow 
and Thomas Flucker, administrator on his father's estate ; and through 
the many deeds given by them in the settlement of this estate in 
Worcester and Suffolk Counties, it is learned that in 1761 he visited 
England, apparently for the purpose of selling the Maine lands. He 
again visited England about ten years later, for the " Journal of Rev. 
Thomas Smith" records under date of Nov. 13, 1771, "Collector 
Waldo came home from London." In 1763, "in pursuance of strict 
orders from the Surveyor- General, he issued a proclamation against 
smuggling rum, sugar and molasses, which had previously been winked 
at, and the officers were directed to execute the law with rigor." 2 He 
held the office of collector until 1770, when he was succeeded by 
George Lyde. Like all his family he was a tory, and, as has been 
said, went to England about 1775, and never returned. He was a 
member of the " Brompton Row Tory Club " with Thomas Flucker. 
In 1778, he was proscribed and banished, and his property was sold 
under the Confiscation Act in 1782. He met with a disappointment in 
a love affair in 1768 and was never married. The Massachusetts Spy, 
Sept. 16, 1784, thus announced his death: — 

" Died in Tunbridge, England, on the 9th. of June last, Francis Waldo, Esq. 
late collector of His Majesty's Customs at Falmouth Casco Bay, and several 
times a member of the General Assembly of Massachusetts Bay." 

His will, dated Jan. 4, 1775, probated in Suffolk County, Mass., 
Oct. 28, 1785, calls him " of Falmouth late a resident in Boston." In 
it he leaves " to the Poor Parishioners of St. Paul's Church in Fal- 

i " Maine Hist. Society's Collections," vol. x., p. 75. 

* " Loyalists of the American Revolution," vol. ii., p. 390. 


mouth, County of Cumberland, £25 which is now due from St. Paul's 
church on Bond, interest of said sum to be paid on every 25th. of 
December to and amongst the said Parishioners at the discretion of the 
Minister and Church Wardens," and the further sum of £75 for like 
purposes ; two pews in said church to be sold and the proceeds invested 
in Silver Plate for a Communion Service for said Church; £1000 on 
Bond in the hand of Jo. and Geo. Erving in Trust for the Children of 
late Brother Samuel Waldo with any further sum placed in their hands 
in trust for said children to be paid and divided equally amongst them 
so soon after his decease as they become of age : to the Children of said 
Brother Samuel Waldo all lands and interest in the Township of Fal- 
mouth : whatever sum of money shall appear on Bond of Brother Isaac 
Winslow Esq., to have been placed in his hands in Trust for the Benefit 
of the Children of late sister Lucy Winslow to be paid them as soon after 
his decease as they arrive at age : "to my nephews Samuel Winslow 
and Isaac Winslow sons of my late sister Lucy Winslow all my fifth 
part in and to the Lincolnshire or Muscungus Patent on condition that 
there be paid unto my sister Hannah Flucker an annuity of £60 : " 
that £2667 paid into the Hands of my Brother Thomas Flucker as 
Trustee to 4 ' my sister Hannah Flucker and her children " be paid and 
divided amongst said children immediately after "her decease and 
mine." Nephews Samuel Winslow and Isaac Winslow to be executors 
and residuary legatees and to them " I join my Brothers Isaac Winslow 
and Thomas Flucker in case said Nephews are not of age at my 
decease." l 

lbf. Ralph-Gulston, son of Samuel (Jonathan, Cornelius) and 
Lucy (Wainwright) Waldo; born Aug. 25, 1735, at Boston, Mass., 
bapt. Aug. 31, 1735, at First Church; 2 was probably killed August 
1757, at Fort William Henry, a few days before its capitulation. He 
was educated at the Boston Latin School, class of 1744. In 1749, he 
went with his father to London, probably to complete his education. 3 
In February, 1757, he was appointed captain in Col. Joseph Frye's 
regiment, which formed part of the garrison of Fort William Henry 
during its siege and capitulation the following summer. This regiment 
was enlisted to serve for one year from Feb. 2, 1757 ; 4 and Waldo's 
name appears in the list of captains appointed " by His Honour 
the Late Lieut. Gov*; to command the 1800 men raised within the 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. lxxxiv., p. 646. 
3 Boston Records : Records of First Church. 
» " Maine Hist. Society's Collections," vol. x., p. 75. 
* " Rufus Putnam's Journal," pp. l, 2. 


Province for the present Expedition." 1 In Niles' "History of the 
Indian and French Wars" it is related that "Captain Putnam 
[Israel of Connecticut] that was sent out, followed the track of 
blood as far as Fort Ann, about 16 miles from Fort Edward. Our 
men behaved gallantly, officers and soldiers : they pushed the enemy so 
warmly, that they recovered several guns and some packs ; and Captain 
Waldo drew six arrows out of the body of one of his men that was 
killed." " The enemy endeavoring to cut off the fort's communication 
by water, Captain Waldo was sent with a number of hands to prevent 
it; but, probably venturing too near, was shot through the body. He 
was carried into the fort, but soon after died." " After the fort was 
surrendered, among other acts of inhumanity they [the Indians] 
dug up Captain Waldo, before spoken of, and others and scalped 
them." 2 That this Captain Waldo was the subject of this sketch 
there can be little doubt, yet the report of his death and subsequent 
scalping lacks confirmation. We learn, however, from a muster-roll 
in "Massachusetts Archives," vol. xcvi., p. 88, that Waldo's company 
was commanded by Capt. Abel Keen after Aug. 8th, the day before 
the capitulation. 

Yet singularly enough, and evidently by error if Niles and this 
muster-roll are correct, the "Return of Officers Belonging to the 
Mass* 8 Forces commanded by Col. Joseph Fry that was in the Capitu- 
lation at Fort William Henry Aug. 9, 1757," includes "Ralph G. 
Waldo, Capt." 3 There is no notice of his death in the contemporary 
Boston newspapers, which seems strange if so sad a fate had befallen 
the son of so prominent a man as was his father. Yet he must have 
died before his father, as no mention of him is made in the settlement 
of his father's estate, and the story told by Niles is probably the true 
record of his fate. He was never married. 

Ida. Mary, daughter of Jonathan (Jonathan, Cornelius) and 
Susannah (Blaque) Waldo; born Feb. 22, 1722, at Boston, Mass., 
bapt. Mch. 3, 1722, at New South Church; 4 died before Apr. 15, 
1788, when her will was probated. She married (by Rev. John Webb, 
at New North Church), Nov. 3, 1743, at Boston, 5 Gilbert, son of 
Thomas (Gilbert) and Sarah (Covell) Colesworthy of Boston; born 
June 16, 1721, at Boston; 6 died before Aug. 10, 1784, when his will 

1 " Massachusetts Archives," vol. xcv., p. 221. 

2 " Mass. Hist. Society's Collections," ser. iv., vol. v., pp. 437, 443, 444. 

3 " Massachusetts Archives," vol. xcv., p. 449. 

* Boston Records : New South Church Records. " Boston Records. 6 Ibid. 


was probated. In old Boston records the first syllable only of the 
name is frequently used, and Mary's brother Jonathan in his will 
names his " sister Mary Cole and her son Jonathan Waldo Cole " In 
" N. E. Hist. &Gen. Register," vol. xv., p. 330, Gilbert Colesworthy 
is said to have been one of the famous Boston Tea Party ; to have 
removed to Nantucket and to have died there, 1818. The last state- 
ment is evidently an error, and from his age it is more likely to have 
been his sen than he who took part in the Tea Party. 

The will of Gilbert Colesworthy of Boston, caulker, dated Dec. 5, 
1767, probated Aug. 10, 1784, left to son Gilbert, son Jonathan- 
Waldo, daughter Mary, daughter Susannah, son Newcomb and daugh- 
ter Ann each ten shillings lawful money ; to wife Mary, the rest and 
residue for life ; at her decease, whatsoever may be left to be divided 
among the surviving children according to said wife's pleasure ; wife 
Mary, executrix. 1 The estate of Gilbert Colesworthy was advertised 
in the Massachusetts Centinel, Sept. 29, 1784. The will of Mary 
Colesworthy of Boston, widow, dated Feb. 10, 1786, probated Apr. 
15, 1788, left to grandson John Colesworthy, five shillings; to daugh- 
ter Susanna Colesworthy, " gold necklace, Ring, buttons and buckles 
and all other personal estate " ; all real estate to and among the four 
children, viz. : Jonathan- Waldo, Mary, Susanna and Newcomb. 
Samuel Hastings of Boston, merchant, executor. 9 

Children of Gilbert and Mary (Waldo) Colesworthy. 3 Born at 
Boston, Mass. : — 

a. Gilbert, born Dec. 23, 1744, bapt. Dec. 23, 1744, at New North Church, 

date of death unknown. He was a private in Capt. Jonathan Davis' 
company, Col. Asa Whitcomb's regiment; enlisted May 6, 1775; service, 
three months, three days; receipts for August and September, 1775, 
dated "Camp at Prospect Hill." He enlisted again, Oct. 1, 1776, as 
private in Capt. Thomas Wellington's company, Col. Asa Whitcomb's 
regiment, and was in camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776. He was 
reported sick in general hospital. 4 Whether it was he or his father who 
was a member of the Boston Tea Party is uncertain. He married, Men. 1, 
1769, at Boston (by Samuel Stillman), Hannah-Bacon, daughter, perhaps, 
of Peter and Hannah Morgan of Boston; died 1818. As Gilbert is not 
named in his mother's will, he probably died before 1786. 

Child :— 
a. John. 

b. Jonathan-Waldo, born Oct. 5, 1746, bapt. Oct. 12, 1746, at New North 

Church; died Oct. 9, 1817, at Nantucket, Mass., intestate. He lived 
at Nantucket. He married Oct. 18, 1770, at Nantucket (by Bezaleel 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. lxxxiii., p. 738. 

2 Ibid., vol. lxxxvii., p. 224. 

3 Boston Records : New North Church Records : Nantucket Records : Jos. Barney Papers. 
* " Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War." 



Sharpe), Hepzibah, daughter of John and Keziah (Coffin) Gardner of 
Nantucket; born Dec. 2, 1748, at Nantucket; died Jan. 19, 1827, at 

Children, born at Nantucket: — ' 

a. Jonathan-Waldo, born June 17, 1771 or 72. 

6. Hepzibah, born Mch. 13, 1773 or 74. 

c. Waldo, born Feb. 16, 1776. 

d. Mary, born Apr. 5, 1781. 

e. John, born Sept. 17, 1783. 

/. Nancy, born Nov. 18, 1785 or '86. 
g. Charles-II., born Mch. 26, 1788. 

c. Mary, born Dec. 13, 1748, bapt. Dec. 18, 1749, at New North Church; died 

probably Nov., 1795, at Boston. 2 She married, July 26, 1770, at Boston 
(by Sam'l Stillman), Benjamin, son probably of Ebenezer and Eliza 
(Daniel) Cushing of Boston; bapt. July 15, 1739, at New North Church; 
died Dec, 1792, at Boston, aet. 53. 

Children : — 

a. Benjamin, died Dec. 24, 1819, at Boston. 

b. Thomas. 

c. Henry. 

d. Stephen. 

e. Nancy. 
/. Josiah. 

d. Thomas, bapt. Mch. 31, 1751, at New North Church; died young. 

e. Susanna, born May 7, 1752, bapt. May 10, 1752, at New North Church; 

died Jan. 1, 1811 at Nantucket, unmarried. 

/. Thomas, bapt. Aug. 18, 1754, at New North Church; died young. 

g. Newcomb, born June 20, 1757, bapt. June 26, 1757, at New North 
Church; died Mch., 1792, at Nantucket. He lived at Nantucket, and is 
called there " Charles-Newcomb." He married, Feb. 1, 1784, at Nan- 
tucket, Eunice, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Brown) Long of Nan- 
tucket; born May 13, 1759, at Nantucket; died Dec. 9, 1829, at Nantucket. 

Child, born at Nantucket : — 
a. Eunice, born Aug. 7, 1787. 
h. Thomas, 1 born Jan. 22, 1760, f Probably both died young, as neither are 
i. Sarah, /bapt. Jan. 27, 1760. I named in father's will of Dec. 5, 1767. 
j. Ann, born Oct. 14, 1762, bapt. Oct. 17, 1762, at New North Church; living 
in 1767, but not named in her mother's will of Feb. 10, 1786. 

ldb. Jonathan, son of Jonathan (Jonathan, Cornelius) and 
Susannah (Blaque) Waldo; born Aug. 18, 1724, at Boston, Mass., 
bapt. Aug. 23, 1724, at New South Church ; 3 died before Jan. 5, 1759, 
when his will was probated. Feb. 13, 1735, after his father's death, 
his mother was appointed his guardian, he then being "a minor aged 

1 The births are not in the Town Records. The Joseph Barney Papers call the last child 
Charles-H. and give another son, Waldo, without date of birth, and say both were lost at 
sea. Other family records call the last child Charles-Waldo. 

2 " Mrs. Mary Cushing, widow of Benjamin, died Nov., 1795, aet. 47." (Boston Records.) 
• Boston Records : New South Church Records. 



about twelve years." For some reason this seems not to have been 
satisfactory to him, and Nov. 28, 1743, he executed the following :— 

11 1 Jonathan Waldo a Minor aged upward of Nineteen years son of Jona- 
than Waldo late of Boston, Merchant, have named and do put and constitute 
Gammon Stevens of Boston, Shopkeeper to be my Guardian to ask, demand 
.... such Part and Portion of Estate as accrues to me in Right of my Hon d 
Grandfather Jonathan Waldo Shopkeeper deceased and to manage same for 

April 14, 1746, Jonathan Waldo of Boston, " Mariner," gave a 
quitclaim to his "former guardian Gammon Stevens" and acknowl- 
edged full satisfaction for all claims on account of the guardianship. 1 
This is the first evidence which has been found of his occupation, 
though family tradition calls him a ship captain. Perhaps some of 
the marine arrivals and sailings of Capt. Waldo which have been 
credited to his cousin, Capt. Benjamin Waldo [66c], refer to Jona- 
than. Family records say that he died at sea in December, 1755, 
perhaps " engulphed by the earthquake at Lisbon," as says " Waldos 
in America," p. 125, which has made a misprint of twenty years in the 
date of his death. 

Jonathan Waldo was an able seaman on the Province snow " Prince 
of Orange" from Apr. 2, 1742, to Nov. 20, 1742, and perhaps con- 
tinued in that service in the following years, but the later muster-rolls 
are lost. He was 1st lieutenant on the Province ship " Massachusetts," 
under Capt. Moses Bennett, in 1748. 2 

The will of Jonathan Waldo, dated Dec. 13, 1749, probated Jan. 5, 
1759, leaves to " sister Mary Cole and her son Jonathan- Waldo Cole 
£10 old Tenor," the remainder of real and personal estate " to well 
beloved wife Mary," who was made executrix. An inventory of his 
estate dated Jan. 28, 1763, amounted to but £38 : 14 : 5. This included 
" money received of the Committee appointed to apportion the Charity 
for the Sufferers by fire, £24." In 1764 the commissioners on estate 
of "Capt. Jonathan Waldo, Mariner," reported the estate insolvent, 
and Jan. 27, 1764, it was ordered that the executrix pay the creditors 
one shilling, one penny half penny in every pound. 3 

April 2, 1759, John Nowell of Boston, painter, was appointed 
guardian " unto Jonathan Waldo a minor under fourteen years of age 
son of Jonathan Waldo late of Boston Mariner." Apr. 20, 1759, 
he was appointed guardian unto " Sarah and Susannah daughters of 

1 Suffolk Probate Records, vols, xxxii., p. 370: xxxvi., p. 479; xxxviii., p. 503. 

' Massachusetts Archives, vol. xcii., pp. 6, 17, 139. 

8 Suffolk Probate Records, vols, lv., p. 336; lxi., p. 359; lxiii., pp. 40, 41. 


Jonathan Waldo," Susannah being called " your granddaughter," which 
fixes the parentage of their mother. 

Mr. Waldo married, July 20, 1749 (published Dec. 23, 1748), at 
Boston, by Rev. William Hooper, at Trinity Church, 1 Mary, daughter 
of John (George, George) and Sarah (Rowe) Nowell of Boston ; 
born 1730, at Boston, probably; buried July 1, 1775, at Boston, aged 
45 years. 2 

Children of Jonathan and Mary (Nowell) Waldo. Born at Boston, 
Mass. : — 3 

ldba. Susanna, born Apr. 22, 1750, bapt. May 1, 1750, at Trinity Church. 

Idbb. Sarah, birth not recorded, bapt. Aug. 23, 1752, at Trinity Church; died 
Sept., 1785, aged 33, at Boston. 4 She married, Jan. 19, 1775, at Boston, 5 
Thomas Raymond, of whom nothing has been learned. He is, perhaps, 
the Thomas Raymond, administration on whose estate was granted, Aug. 
23, 1819, to Simon Gardner of Boston ; or, possibly, son of that Thomas 
Raymond, administration on whose estate was granted in 1790 to Jane 
Raymond, widow. 6 No children are recorded. 

ldbc. Jonathan, born June 25, 1754, family records say June 21; bapt. June 
29, 1754, at Trinity Church. 

1 Boston Records. 

2 Records of Trinity Church, Boston. 3 Boston Records : Trinity Church Records. 
4 Boston Records. 6 Trinity Church Records. 

6 Suffolk Probate Records, vols, lxxxix., p. 530; cxci., p. 251. 


bbae. Benjamin, son of John (John, John, Cornelius) and 
Hannah (Gold) Waldo; bapt. Nov. 5, 1738, at New South Church, 
Boston, Mass. ; J died Jan. 26, 1809, in the Almshouse, Boston. 2 He 
married (1), Oct. 29, 1780, at Boston, 3 Lydia Vener of Boston, 
whose birth and parentage are unknown. She died May 1, 1784, at 
Boston. 4 He married (2), Sept. 17, 1787, at Pownalborough, now 
Wiscasset, Me., intentions published May 16, 1787, 5 Rachel Perry, of 
whom no more has been learned. His uncle Benjamin left by his will 
"to Nephew Benj a Waldo all wearing apparel and £12 per annum 
during his Natural Life." 

There is no record of his having had children, though the Joseph 
Waldo who died Dec, 1792, at Boston, set. 5 days, 6 may have been 
his son, but was more likely the son of Joseph and Sarah (Pope) 
Waldo [caga], although he is not included in the family records of 
their children. 

Benjamin Waldo enlisted for the war, Feb. 1, 1777, as sergeant in 
Capt. Hatfield White's company, Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regiment 
Massachusetts line, and served until Feb. 22, 1781, when he is reported 
to have deserted; but this charge of desertion was probably not true, 
since his name appears in a list of men of the 5th regiment entitled to 
200 acres of land or $20 in money, by resolve of court, Mch. 5, 1801. 
He is said to have lived in Boston, but to have enlisted from Middleton, 
Mass. He is thus described, Jan. 10, 1781 : — Age, 46 years ; Stature, 
5ft., 3ins. ; complexion, dark; hair, dark; eyes, gray; residence, 
Boston. 7 

bdaa. Samuel, son of Shubael (Edward, John, Cornelius), and 
Abigail (Allen) Waldo; born Sept. 18, 1731, at Norwich, Conn., bapt. 
Sept. 26, 1731, at Windham, Conn.; 8 died Sept. 10, 1793, at South 
Dover, N. Y. 9 Nov. 27, 1754, his father conveyed to him thirty-eight 

1 New South Church Records. 2 Boston Records. 8 Records of Second Baptist Church. 

4 Boston Records. 6 " Bangor Historical Magazine," vols, vii., p. 21; ix., p. 43. 

» Boston Records. ? Massachusetts Archives. 

8 Norwich Records : Windham Church Records. 9 Gravestone. 


and a half acres of land in Mansfield, Conn., evidently a marriage gift, 
which was sold, Oct. 16, 1758, by Samuel Waldo of Bateman's Precinct, 
Dutchess Co., N. Y., now Dover, to his brother Jesse. 1 He became 
a Baptist clergyman and was chosen pastor of the South Dover or 
First Baptist Church of Dover, Jan. 4, 1758, and was ordained May 
25, 1758, by Elders Marsh and Willard. " To this man, perhaps 
more than to any other, belongs the credit of stimulating the people of 
the Baptist persuasion then living in this section (Dover Plains) to 
organize a church." " It is related of Elder Waldo that on one occa- 
sion he went to the store, where he saw some coffee beans — an article 
then but little known. The Elder inquired what they were, and con- 
cluded to try a quart or so. He took them home, put the whole quan- 
tity into the pot, and proceeded to cook them as one would field beans ; 
but after boiling several hours he found they were as hard as ever 
Finally his patience became exhausted, and he took them back to the 
store in disgust, saying that they were worthless — he could never boil 
them soft." During the Revolution it is said that he carried all the 
milk produced by several cows to Washington's troops, encamped for 
the night nearby, together with other provisions, distributed the articles 
among the soldiers, told them where he lived and invited them to come 
to his house and get whatever they wanted to eat. Many of them did 
so and disturbed nothing. 2 

His gravestone at South Dover bears the following inscription : — 

" Samuel Waldo, Died Sept. 10, 1793, aged 62 years. 
A dying preacher I have been 

To dying hearers such as you 
Tho' dead, a preacher still I am 

To such as come my grave to view. 
Let this to you a warning be 

That you must quickly follow me." 

He married, Nov. 21, 1754, 3 probably at Mansfield, Hannah, 
daughter of Samuel Waters of New Fairfield, Conn., of whom nothing 
has been learned. 

Children of Samuel and Hannah (Waters) Waldo. 4 Born, a, fc, at 
New Fairfield, Conn., probably; c-fc, at South Dover, N. Y. :— 
bdaa a. Eunice, born June 28, 1756; died July 9, 1846. She married a Mr. 

i Mansfield Deeds, vols, v., p. 610; vi., p. 164. 

2 " History of Dutchess County," pp. 159, 160, 486, 490. 

s Mansfield Records. Family Bible says Nov. 22. 

* Family Bible of Mrs. Lester Webster, Red Rock, N. Y. [bdaaidbc]. 


bdaa b. Martha, born Jan. 80, 1768; died June, 1760. 

bdaa c. Rachel, born Aug. 25, 1759 ; died Dec. 24, 1849. " She lived ninety 
years, three months and twenty three days and was a member of the 
Baptist church seventy Ave years. She lived with her husband Uncle 
Dutcher fifty five years." Nothing has been learned of Mr. Dutcher. 

bdaa d. Deborah, born May 2, 1761. See bdaaf. 

bdaa e. John, born Nov. 7, 1762. 

bdaa f. Abigail, born Apr. 2, 1764. 

bdaa g. Hannah, born Feb. 2, 1766; died June 17, 1782. 

bdaa h. Samuel, born Jan. 16, 1768 ; died Jan. 8, 1770. 

bdaa i. Samuel, born Nov. 8, 1769. 

bdaaj. Martha, born Dec. 12, 1771; married Gershom Waldo [bdaec]. 

bdaa k. Mary, born Oct. 1, 1773. 

bdab. Shubael, son of Shubael (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Abigail (Allen) Waldo; born Jan. 10, 1733, in that part of Norwich, 
Conn., which is now Lisbon, bapt. Feb. 25, 1733, at Lisbon; 1 died 
Sept. 4, 1807, at Herkimer, N. Y. 2 It is probable that he went to 
Alstead, N. H., with his father, since " Historical Sketches of Alstead " 
says that "Shubael Waldo, Jr., emigrated to New York State." No 
records of him or of his family have been found, however, in that 
town. Mr. Henry- Allen Waldo \Jbdahbce] reports that "he removed 
to New York State and lived in several places, among others Herkimer. 
He was a Revolutionary soldier as were his eight brothers," but no 
records of his services have yet been found. He married, Oct. 2, 
1754, at Mansfield, Conn., 3 Priscilla, daughter of Samuel and Betty 
Smith of Mansfield; born Jan. 4, 1734, at Colchester, Conn. ; 4 date of 
her death not learned. Mr. Waldo was a tanner. 

The birth of but one child is recorded at Mansfield. The others, 
whose names have been given by Mr. Scott Brown, Oak Park, Ills., 
may not be placed in the correct order. 

Children of Shubael and Priscilla (Smith) Waldo. Born, a, at 
Mansfield, Conn. ; b-i, unknown : — 

bdab a. Talitha, born Aug. 26, 1755. She is said to have married a Mr. 

Woodard and to have lived at Brownsville, N. Y. 
bdab b. Joseph, born about 1757. 
bdab c. Nathan. (See Appendix, No. 29.) 
bdab d. Calvin. 

bdab e. Jaram, born May, 1772, at Herkimer, N. Y. 
bdab f. Shubael, born 1774, in New York State. 5 
bdab g. Elizabeth. 

1 Norwich Records : Lisbon Church Records. 

1 Records of Mrs. Adelaide (Butler) Smith [bdabbbia]. 

» Mansfield Records. * Ibid. 6 Records of Elhanon-Winchester Waldo [bddbfdb]. 


bdab h. Abiather. 
bdab i. Priscilla(?). 

bdac. Abiather, son of Shubael (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Abigail (Allen) Waldo; born Jan. 2, 1735, in that part of Norwich, 
Conn., which is now Lisbon, baptized Feb. 23, 1735, at Lisbon; 1 
died Mch. 9, 1821, at Shaftsbury, Vt. 2 He probably did not go to 
Alstead, N. H., with his father; or, if he did, he evidently remained 
but a short time, since he was an " Inhabitant of Shaftsbury, Vt., 
Feb. 12, 1769." 3 His earmark at Shaftsbury was " Crop off the Right 
Ear & the same slit." 4 Mch. 13, 1764, Abiather Waldo of Beekmans' 
Precinct, Dutchess County, N. Y., bought of Moses Robinson of 
Bennington, Vt., for £35 lawful money, lot No. 9, containing 337 
acres in Shaftsbury, Province of New Hampshire. 5 From this, it is 
probable that he first went to live with his brother Samuel f bdaa] , and 
removed to Shaftsbury about 1764. 

Mr. Henry- Allen Waldo \bdalibce~] has learned that " in 1885, the 
old Mansion House and Tavern of Abiather Waldo, where a prayer 
meeting was held during the battle of Bennington, was still standing 
in good repair. Mr. Waldo was at the time commanding a company 
of patriots in that battle." 

u Arlington, Vt., May 28, 1778. Names of officers of 2d. Regi- 
ment of Militia .... 1st Company in Shaftsbury: Capt. 
Abiather Waldo." 6 

Mr. Waldo was married, but no record of his marriage, nor of the 
birth and parentage of his wife, has been found. Her name was 
Rachael, and she died Oct. 3, 1820, at Shaftsbury. They are both 
buried in that town. No children are recorded, and, it is said, they 
had none. The inscriptions on their gravestones are as follows : — 

"Sacred | to the memory of \ Capt Abiather Waldo | who died 
March 9 th | 1821 | aged 86 | years." 

14 Sacred | to the memory of | Mrs Rachael, wife of | Capt 
Abiather Waldo | who died Oct. 3 1 1820 aged 86 years." 

The will of Abiather Waldo, dated Aug. 2, 1809, probated Apr. 4, 
1821, names— wife Rachael and nephew Gershom Waldo [bdaec] of 

i Norwich Records : Lisbon Church Records. "- Gravestone. « Shaftsbury Records. 

* Ibid. "Bennington County Deeds, vol. A., p. 187. 

e «• Records of Council of Safety and Governor and Council of Vermont, vol. i., p. 255). 


Shaftsbury. It was witnessed by Jacob Galusha, Augusta Galusha 
and Laura Galusha. 1 

bdad. Jesse, son of Shubael (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Abigail (Allen) Waldo; born Sept. 6, 1736, in that part of Norwich, 
Conn., which is now Lisbon, baptized Sept. 12, 1736, at Lisbon; 2 
died Feb. 28, 1823, at Mansfield, Conn. ; 3 but his will was not pro- 
bated until Apr. 18. He passed the whole of his life in Mansfield, 
his farm being situated in the northwest part of that town. It was in 
possession of a descendant until recently. The Mansfield records 
say that he served in the Revolutionary war, and he is generally called 
captain, but, perhaps, held no commission higher than lieutenant. 
"Oct. 1774 This Assembly do establish Jesse Waldo to be Ensign 
of the 10th Company or trainband in the fifth regiment in the Colony." 4 
" At a General Assembly — Holden at Hartford Oct. 11, 1777 . . . 
This Assembly do establish Jesse Waldo to be Lieutenant of the 8th 
company or trainband in the 5th regiment in this state." 5 

Oct. 16, 1758, he purchased of his brother Samuel thirty-eight 
acres of land in Mansfield; Sept. 5, 1759, Jared Thompson of 
Willington, Conn., conveyed to him land in the Second Society of 
Mansfield ; and he afterwards bought land, Sept. 19, 1770, of Timothy 
Delano of Tolland, Conn.; Mch. 14, 1777, of Thomas Park; and, 
May 26, 1784, of Ephraim Powers. 6 

He married (1), Apr. 2, 1760, at Mansfield, 7 Bridget, daughter 
of Samuel Thompson of Willington; born about 1735; died Jan. 
21, 1805, at Mansfield. Her gravestone, in an old, overgrown bury- 
ing-ground, near the house of Leroy Waldo \bdadfke], at North 
Mansfield (Merrow), Conn., is inscribed as follows: — 

11 In Memory of Mrs | Bridget Consort of | Cap* Jesse Waldo who | 
died Jan 21 th 1805 | In the 69 th Year | of her Age." 

He married (2), date and place not learned, Hannah Welsh, whose 
birth and parentage have not been learned. She died Dec. 26, 1844, 
aged 92, at Mansfield, and was, therefore, born about 1752, and was, 
probably, daughter of Rev. Daniel Welsh of Mansfield, who married 
Martha Cook, Feb. 18, 1752, and whose daughter Hannah was 
baptized Dec. 17, 1752, at Second Church, Mansfield. 8 

1 Bennington County Probate Records, vols, ix., p. 11; xi., p. 198. 

2 Norwich Records : Lisbon Church Records. • " Waldos in America," p. 12. 
* " Colonial Records of Connecticut," vol. xiv., p. 337. 

6 " Records of State of Connecticut," vol. i., p. 231. 

6 Mansfield Deeds, vols, v., pp. 164, 271; viii., p. 353; ix., p. 397; x., p. 374; xiii.. p. 141 

7 Mansfield Records. *Ibid. 


She is buried in the cemetery of the Second Parish at Mansfield, 
next to Rev. Daniel Welsh and his family. Her gravestone is thus 
inscribed : — 

"Hannah, | wife of | Jesse Waldow; | died | Dec. 26, 1844 | 
Ae. 92." 

Jesse Waldo's will, dated Mch. 9, 1818, probated Apr. 18, 1823, 
names — wife Hannah, son Zacheus, who is made residuary legatee 
and executor, and gives one dollar to " each of my other children, 
being six in number, viz. : — Jesse, Nathan, the Heirs of Ephraim, 
Roger, Oliver and Charles." This will was minus the signature, but was 
presented for probate by "Roger Waldo of Mansfield and the other 
children and heirs at law of Mr. Zacheus Waldo, late of Mansfield, 
deceased, and grandchildren of Capt. Jesse Waldo, late of said 
Mansfield, deceased," with the statement that the will was signed, but 
that the signature had been removed without the knowledge of the 
testator, and that, "after 1820 said Jesse was by reason of old age 
and infirmities become deranged and incapable in his mental faculties 
of doing business." The estate was inventoried at $1441.70. The 
distribution, May 2, 1823, names only the widow Hannah. 1 

He had no children by his second wife. Administration on the 
estate of widow Hannah Waldo, late of Mansfield, deceased, was 
granted Feb. 22, 1845, to Levis Turner. Inventory $447.86, all 
personal. 2 

Children of Jesse and Bridget (Thompson) Waldo. Born at Mans- 
field, Conn. : — 3 

bdad a. Jesse, born Feb. 17, 1761. 
bdad b. Nathan, born Oct. 28, 1762. 
bdad c. Ephraim, born Sept. 4, 1764. 
bdad d. Roger, born Aug. 2, 1766. 
bdad e. Olive, born Sept. 13, 1768. 
bdad f. Zacheus, born Sept. 27, 1770. 
bdad g. Charles, born Sept. 4, 1774. 4 

bdae. Jonathan, son of Shubael (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Abigail (Allen) Waldo; born Aug. 17, 1738, in that part of Norwich, 
Conn., which is now Lisbon, bapt. Sept. 17, 1738, at Lisbon; 5 died 

1 Windham Probate Records, vols, xvii., p. 422; xviii., pp. 5-6. 

* Mansfield Probate Records, vol. ii., p. 228. 
8 Mansfield Records. 

* Mrs. C. S. Mattoon [bdadfac] and Fordyce-Lathrop Waldo [bdadcea] say that there 
were also two others, Justice and Shubael, but they are not named by other members of 
the family, nor are their births recorded. If born, they probably died in infancy. 

5 Norwich Records: Lisbon Church Records. 



July 17, 1821, " aged 82 years & eleven months," at Western, N. Y. 
He was a Baptist preacher and lived in Vermont, near Bennington 
it is thought. He removed to Western, when his daughter Anna 
was a young girl, being driven to emigration, it is said, by losses 
occasioned by the worthlessness of Continental money. 

He married, May 25, 1762, Ann Palmer, whose parentage has not 
been learned; born Sept. 26, 1742; died Mch. 11, 1804, probably at 
Western, u aged 61 years 4 months and 5 days." 1 

Children of Jonathan and Ann (Palmer) Waldo. 2 Places of birth 
unknown : — 

bdae a. Jonathan, born Apr. 11, 1763 (Monday), 
bdae b. David, born Sept. 21, 1764 (Thursday), 
bdae c. Gershom, born Sept 14, 1766 (Sunday). 
bdae d. Mary, born Mch. 25, 1770 (Sunday) ; married John Burt of Perry 

Centre, N. Y. Nothing further has been learned of them. 
bdae e. Allen, born Nov. 18, 1771 (Saturday) ; died Apr. 2d, 1780. 
bdaef. Anna, born Sept. 14, 1773 (Tuesday) ; died Sept. 23, 1777. 
bdae g. Phipps, born July 3, 1776 (Wednesday) ; died Sept. 27, 1777. 
bdae h. Anna, born Sept. 8, 1778 (Tuesday), 
bdae i. Abiather, born Dec. 16, 1780 (Saturday), 
bdae j. Abigail, born Aug. 23, 1783 (Saturday). 

bdag. Edward, son of Shubael (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Abigail (Allen) Waldo; born May 14, 1742, at Mansfield, Conn.; 3 
died Jan. 22, 1829, at Randolph, Vt. 4 

Dec. 8, 1763, his father conveyed to him a farm in Mansfield, 
probably as a marriage gift, and there he probably lived for a few 
years; but, Aug. 25, 1769, his father gave him another farm in 
Alstead, N. H., and he probably removed to that town about that 
time. 5 Jan. 3, 1803, he purchased of Isaac Temple of Alstead, the 
easterly half of Lot No. 4, 4th Range in Alstead, containing ninety- 
five acres, for $1100. In this deed he is called of Walpole, N. H., 
but as in another deed of Nov. 8, 1803, he is called of Alstead, it is 
probable that his farm was in both towns and that he was indifferently 
called of either. Dec. 30, 1815, he, still called of Alstead, with his 
wife Jerusha, sold his farm in Alstead to Abel Shed. 6 It was proba- 
bly at this time that he removed to Randolph, Vt. , where he passed the 

1 " Reminiscences of Lovisa Brown " [bdaehb] : Records of Mrs. Adaline-Maria (Brown) 
Payne [bdaehba] : Family Bible of James-OLney Waldo [bdaeake~\. 

2 "Waldos in America," pp. 27-28: Records of Mrs. Adaline-Maria (Brown) Payne 
[bdaehba] and Charles -Edward Waldo [bdadabaa]. 

3 Mansfield Records. 4 Randolph Records. 

h Mansfield Deeds, vol. vii., p. 173: Cheshire County, N. H., Deeds, vol. ii., p. 149. 
6 Cheshire County Deeds, vols, xxxix., p. 333; lxxiii., p. 146. 


last years of his life with his sou, Abner, though he may have lived 
for a while at Keene, N. H. 

He held at Alstead the office of tithiug-man in 1772, highway sur- 
veyor in 1775, and fence viewer in 1779. A petition against a division 
of the town of Alstead, dated May 31, 1793, was signed by Edward 
Waldo, Daniel Waldo [bdali] and Roswell Waldo \bdahb~]. 1 

He saw service in the army during the Revolution at least three 
several times. He was a member of Col. Reed's regiment at the 
battle of Bunker Hill and was there wounded. He was second lieuten- 
ant in the third company, of which Nathaniel-Sartwell Prentice was 
captain, in the 16th regiment of N. H. Militia in 1776. This regi- 
ment, commanded by Col. Benjamin Bellows, marched from Cheshire 
County at the requisition of Gen. Gates to reinforce the army at 
Ticonderoga in 1776, and was in service twenty-six days. He was 
first lieutenant in Capt. Webber's company of Col. Hobart's regiment, 
Gen. Stark's brigade, which marched from Walpole, N. H., and joined 
the northern Continental army in 1777. He was engaged July 21, 
and was discharged Sept. 18, 1777. He received £8 : 2 per month. 2 
Nov. 22, 1777, Edward Waldo, a wounded soldier, was allowed two 
months' wages, £16 : 4, by House and Council. 3 This second wound 
he is said to have received at the battle of Bennington. He received 
a pension of $8.88 8/9 per month under an old invalid act for dis- 
ability incurred while serving as a lieutenant in the New Hampshire 
troops, Revolutionary war, in the company commanded by Capt. 
Webber, regiment commanded by Col. Hubbard (Hobart?). He at 
one time resided at Keene, N. H., but in 1826 was residing with his 
son Abner at Randolph, Vt. 4 

In person he was tall, slim, of dark complexion, with black hair and 
eyes, and of commanding appearance. 

He married, Nov. 17, 1763, at Mansfield, Conn., 5 Jerusha, daughter 
of Samuel Thompson of Willington, Conn., born 1743; died Dec. 25, 
1821, at East Randolph, Vt. She was sister of Bridget Thompson, 
who married his brother Jesse, and was, probably, also sister of Sam- 
uel Thompson, who married Apr., 1754, Abigail, daughter of Jesse 
Eldridge, and had a daughter Jerusha. 

Edward and Jerusha Waldo are buried at East Randolph, Vt. The 
following are the inscriptions on their gravestones :— 

-Lieut | Edward Waldo | died | Dec 22 1829 | in the 87* year of 
his | age." 

i " New Hampshire State Papers," vol. xi., p. 35. 

* Ibid., vols., xiii., p. 599; xiv., pp. 43, 297; xv., pp. 146, 148, 158; xvii., p. 103. 

s Ibid vol viii , p. 723. * U . S. Pension Records, I., 19839. 6 Mansfield Records. 


"In memory of | Mrs. Jerusha | wife of | Mr. Edward | Waldo 
who | Died Dec 1 | 25 th 1821 | In her 79 th year." 

Children of Edward and Jerusha (Thompson) Waldo. Born, a-d 
at Mansfield, Conn. ; e-k at Alstead, N. H. : — 1 

bdag a. Elijah, born Apr. 12, 1764. 

bdag b. Thankful, born Jan. 11, 1766. 

bdag c. Anson, born Dec. 15, 1767. 

bdag d. Samuel, born Mch. 27, 1769. 

bdag e. Edward, born Mch. 16, 1773. 

bdag f. Abner, born Mch. 7, 1775. 

bdag g. Jerusha, born July 10, 1777; married, Mch. 25, 1799, at Alstead, 

Thomas Baker. 2 
bdag h. Abiather, born Feb. 14, 1780. 
bdag i. Justus, born Aug. 10, 1782. 

bdag j. Jeduthan, born May 18, 1784. (Called by some, Jeduthan-Dimmick.) 
bdag k. Joshua-Prentiss, born Aug. 11, 1786; died 1813 or '14, at Danville, 

Pa. ; unmarried. He was a physician. 

bdah. Daniel, son of Shubael (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Abigail (Allen) Waldo; born Jan. 30, 1744, at Mansfield, Conn. ; 3 
died Dec. 18, 1825, at Chesterfield, N. H. 4 

He probably went to Alstead, N. H., with his father, and, Sept. 18, 
1770, his father conveyed to him, " for Love good will and natural 
affection which I Bear To my Son Daniel Waldo of said Alstead, 
Blacksmith," eighty acres in Alstead, "Bounding Northerly on the 
highway or Road near said house of the said Daniel takeing the width 
of that Land which I bought of Timo Delano. " Nov. 20, 1801, he, 
with his wife Hannah, sold to John Fuller of Chesterfield, one hundred 
and fifty acres in Alstead, "Being the Farm I now live on" and a 
part of Lots Nos. 3 and 4 in the 2nd Range, which his father pur- 
chased when he first settled in Alstead. On the same date he purchased 
of Mr. Fuller a farm in Chesterfield, being part of Lot No. 11, Range 
13, 5 and on this farm, enlarged by later purchases, he and his wife 
lived until their deaths. 

" Jenenary the 13th 1772 A petition of the Proprietors and Inhab- 
itants of the Town of Alstead, to the Governor and Council," was 
signed by Shubael Waldo, Edward Waldo and Daniel Waldo. May 3, 
1793, he sigued a petition against the division of the town of Alstead. 6 

He, with his brothers Beulah and Calvin, was a private in Capt. 
Amos Shepherd's company in Col. Bellows's regiment, which reinforced 

1 Mansfield Records : Alstead Records. 2 Alstead Records. 3 Mansfield Records. 
* Gravestone. ° Cheshire County Deeds, vols, iii., p. 465; xxxix., pp. 24, 25. 
6 M New Hampshire State Papers," vols, ix., p. 6; xi., p. 35. 


the garrison at Ticouderoga when besieged. He enlisted June 28 and 
was discharged July 2, 1777, after five days' service. 1 He is, perhaps, 
the Daniel Waldo who was recruiting officer in 1780. 9 The records of 
Alstead show that he was constable, 1771 and '74; fence-viewer, 
1777; on committee to district the town, 1779; tithing-man, 1783; 
selectman, 1784; and school-committeeman, 1786. 

He married Hannah, daughter of John (Edward, Edward, John, 
Edward) and Lidia (Ladd) Carlton of Haverhill, N. H. ; born Aug. 
6, 1747, at Tolland, Conn. (?) ;3 died Dec. 2, 1825, at Chesterfield, 
N. H. 4 Hannah Carlton's birth is not recorded at Tolland. Her 
parents are buried in the North Cemetery in that town. Her father 
died July 3, 1786, in his 67th year; her mother died Nov. 30, 1803, 
in her 73rd year. Lieut. John Carlton was an early owner of lands 
in Tolland and it seems doubtful if he ever lived in Haverhill, N. H. 

Daniel Waldo and his wife are buried at Chesterfield, their grave- 
stones bearing the following inscriptions : — 

"DN'L WALDO | Died Dec. 18, 1825 | sb 82." 

♦♦Hannah | wife of Daniel Waldo | Died Dec. 2, 1825 | as 79." 

Mr. Waldo u was low in stature, thick-set, broad in chest and 
shoulders, very muscular, quick in understanding, scrupulously honest 
and very orthodox. His wife was unusually large, weighing two hun- 
dred and forty pounds and not overburdened with flesh. I have seen her 
take a barrel of cider from the rear of a cart and place it, quietly, upon 
the ground. She had the advantage of her husband in height, and, 
had they ever come to blows, he, though a giant in strength, would 
certainly have had the worst of it." Once, when insulted by a man of 
average size, u she seized the offender by the back of his neck and his 
pantaloons, and, extending him at arms length, ran with him over the 
road and plunged him into a goose pond." 5 

Children of Daniel and Hannah (Carlton) Waldo. Born at Alstead, 

N. H. :— 6 

bdah a. Eunice, born Aug. 20, 1769. 

bdah b. Roswell, born Apr. 20, 1772. 

bdahc. Diantha, born Mch. 13, 1775; married, Feb. 2, 1797, at Alstead, 7 

Ebenezer Allen of Alstead. 
bdah d. Shubael, 

' | born May 2, 1777 ; | 

bdahe. Carlton, i I died May 22, 1778. 

1 " New Hampshire State Papers," vol. xv., pp. 28-29. 

2 " Revolutionary Archives, State of New York," vol. i., p. 538. 

* Mss. History of Carlton Family, p. 113. * Chesterfield Records : Gravestone. 
6 Josiah-Waldo Crosby [bdahdb] in " Waldos in America," pp. 42-3. 
6 Alstead Records. 7 Ibid. 


bdah f. Carlton, born Jan. 8, 1780. 

bdah g. Hannah, born Oct. 8, 1781. 

bdah h. Allen, born Jan. 29, 1784. 

bdah i. Patty, born Aug. 17, 1786. 

bdah j. Nathan, born June 23, 1788 ; died July 14, 1788. 

bdak. Beulah, son of Shubael (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Abigail (Allen) Waldo; born Jan. 16, 1749, at Mansfield, Conn.; 1 
died Mch. 31, 1833, at Tinmouth, Vt. 2 He probably removed to 
Alstead, N. H., with his father and was certainly living there in 1774, 
since, Nov. 17, 1774, "Beulah Waldo of Alstead, N. H., Yeoman," 
bought of Joseph Willson of Tyringham, Mass., for £30, eighty acres 
of land in Alstead at " south end of Lott No. 5, fifth range." Mch. 
3, 1775, "Buelah Waldo of Alstead, yeoman," sold for £21 eight 
acres in " 4th Lott 5th range" in Alstead. May 11, 1778, Beulah 
Waldo of Alstead sold for 21 shillings " one Lott & 3/4 of Land 
in Citidal Land so called in said Alstead, one Lott No. 12 and half a 
Lott No. 69." Feb. 22, 1779, " Beulah Waldo, yeoman, of Alstead," 
sold for £160 to Amos Shepard of Alstead, 35 acres in Alstead; and 
he seems to have removed to Vermont soon after, as May 11, 1779, 
" Buelah Waldo of Pownal, County of Bennington in the New Hamp- 
shire Grants so called and known in the State of New York alias 
Vermont, yeoman," sold for £1500 to Thomas Farnsworth of New 
Ipswich, N. H., yeoman, land in Alstead, viz.: "lot No. 4, 5th 
Range, except eight acres from the North east corner." 3 He held the 
following offices in Alstead: — highway surveyor, 1775; constable, 
1776; hayreeve, 1778. In 1778 the town meeting was held in his 
house. 4 

Some time between 1780 and 1785 he settled in Stockbridge, Mass. ; 
and in a deed of May 19, 1785, he bought land in that town, being 
described as of Stockbridge. Other deeds of Mch. 31, 1789; Apr. 
29, 1790; Aug. 2, 1794; Sept. 16, 1794; and Feb. 27, 1796, also 
describe him as of Stockbridge. The last calls his wife " Anna," 5 He 
was elected warden at Stockbridge, Mch. 13, 1786, and on the same 
date was chosen overseer of the poor. Mch. 12, 1787, he was elected 
highway surveyor. 6 His name is not found in the Stockbridge records 
after 1787. In a deed dated Feb. 2, 1799, Beulah Waldo of Canaan, 
Columbia County, N. Y., yeoman, sold lands in Stockbridge. 7 He 

1 Mansfield Records. * Gravestone. 

8 Cheshire County Deeds, yols. iv., p. 450; v., pp. 106, 509, 716, 718. * Alstead Records. 

6 Berkshire County Deeds, vol. xxxvi., pp. 35, 454, 455, 456, 459, 461. 

6 Stockbridge Records. 7 Berkshire County Deeds, vol. xxxvi., p. 225. 


probably remained but a short time in Canaan and removed thence to 
Tinmouth, Vt., where he passed the remainder of his life. He was a 
carpenter and farmer. Feb. 7, 1829, he conveyed to his son Spencer 
all of his farm in Tinmouth, containing two hundred and fifty acres, 
except two acres. * 

The will of " Bulah Waldo of Tinmouth, ,, dated Jan. 18, 1831, 
probated Apr. 8, 1833, names his son Spencer Waldo as sole heir of 
the residue and remainder of his estate, consisting of two acres of 
land in Tinmouth, appraised at $100. 2 

He married Amy Benjamin, born 1747, at East Hartford, Conn. ; 
died Jan. 16, 1830, at Tinmouth. A William Benjamin was an 
inhabitant of Great Barrington, Mass, in 1777, and signed a petition 
for the incorporation of the town of Lee, Mass. He may have been 
the father of Amy. These towns adjoin Stockbridge. 

Beulah Waldo and his wife are buried at Tinmouth. The following 
are the inscriptions on their gravestones : — 

"In | memory of | Bulah Waldo | who departed | this life March 
31 | 1833 aged 84 years." 

"In | memory of | Amy Consort of J Bulah Waldo | who died 
Jan 16th | 1830 | in the 83rd | year of her | age." 

Beulah Waldo was, with his brothers Calvin and Daniel, in Capt. 
Amos Shepherd's company in Col. Bellows's regiment, which reinforced 
the garrison at Ticoncleroga when besieged, June, 1777. He enlisted 
as private June 28, and was discharged July 2, 1777, after five days' 
service. 3 

His children were probably all born at Stockbridge, but no record 
of their births has been found. 

Children of Beulah and Amy (Benjamin) Waldo. Born at Stock- 
bridge, Mass., probably: — 4 

bdak a. Allen, born 1776 (?). 

bdak b. Fanny, born Sept. 20, 1786. 

bdak c. Spencer, born 1790. 

bdak d. Loring. He qualified as freeman at Tinmouth in 1812. 5 He studied 
medicine, became a physician and went to Indiana, near the centre of the 
State, and is said to have attained distinction. Loring Waldo was repre- 
sentative from Tinmouth, Vt. 6 

1 Original deed in possession of Homer-Hay ward Waldo [bdakci]. 

2 Rutland County Probate Records, vol. xv., p. 3. 

3 " New Hampshire State Papers," vol. xv., pp. 28-29. 
* Records of Homer -Hay ward Waldo [bdakci]. 

6 Tinmouth Records. 6 " Vermont Historical Gazetteer," vol. iii., p. 1149. 


bdake. Clarissa. She married Dec. 7, 1815, at Tinmouth, Vt., 1 Jeremiah 
Wilford, "a man of good ability." They removed to Elba, Genesee 
County, N. Y., and thence to Athens, Pa., where they were living in 
1847. Mrs. Wilford was " tall, dark eyed and very handsome." Apr. 7, 
1820, Jeremiah Wilford of Elba, bought a lot of land in Batavia, N. Y., 
which he, with his wife, Clarissa, sold Sept. 6, 1824, being then called of 
Genesee County. July 22, 1847, Jeremiah Wilford of Athens, Crawford 
County, Pa., and Clarissa, his wife, sold land in Elba. 8 

bdakf. Amy. She was very handsome. She married (1), a Mr. Allen, by 
whom she had a son, Waldo, and a daughter, Phebe. She married (2), 
a Mr. Marsh, by whom she had one child; and (3), a Mr. Buck. Allen 
and Marsh lived at Shrewsbury, Vt. 3 

bdam. Rebecca, daughter of Shubael (Edward, John, Corne- 
lius) and Abigail (Allen) Waldo; born Mch. 8, 1752, at Mansfield, 
Conn. ; 4 died Jan. 11, 1847, at Reading, Vt. 5 She married Feb. 20, 
1777, at Alstead, N. H., 6 Frederick, son of Philip and Katherine 
(Eidel) Wardner of Alstead; born Apr. 1, 1754, at Natick, Mass.; 7 
died Dec. 17, 1825, at Reading, "aged 72 years and 8 months," 
says the Family Bible, which would make the year of his birth 1753. 
Mr. Wardner moved from Alstead to Reading towards the end of the 
last century, perhaps after the birth of his second child, since the 
births of his first two children only are recorded at Alstead ; but Mr. 
Henry-S. Wardner says that all were born there. 

The "History of Reading," p. 164, says that Frederick Ward- 
ner bought a farm of 100 acres on " Wardner Hill," Reading, 
in 1796, and removed thither in 1797, from Alstead. His father, 
Philip Weidner, was born in Rothensol, a little town of Wurtemburg, 
in the northern part of the Black Forest. He learned the stone-cutter's 
trade, and came to America in 1752, being first employed here on 
King's Chapel, in Boston, which was completed in 1754. He soon 
removed to Natick, where his children are recorded in the early fifties. 
He removed to Alstead, Oct., 1770, and died at Reading, May 12, 
1819, aged 92 years, 11 months. His wife died at Alstead. The 
name was changed to Wardner in 1795 by agreement of all the 
descendants. 8 

Children of Frederick and Rebecca (Waldo) Wardner. Born at 

Alstead, N. H. :— -9 

a. Joseph, born Sept. 20, 1777; died, aged about 20 years, at Alstead. 

1 Tinmouth Records. 

1 Genesee County Deeds, vols, xiv., p. 117; xix., p. 9; lxxi., p. 341. 

3 Records of Homer-Hayward Waldo [bdakci']. 

* Mansfield Records. « Records of Henry-S. Wardner, New York City. 

6 Alstead Records. 7 Natick Records. 

8 " History of Windsor County, Vt.," p. 917. 

9 First two only recorded at Alstead : Records of Henry-S. Wardner. 


b. Abigail, horn Aug. 9, 1779. She married Ira, son of Phinehas and Try- 

pliena (Delano) Hatch of Alstead; l>orn Mch. 1, 1777, at Alstead. 1 They 
lived at Mendon, Vt. 

Child :— 
a. Allen-Wakdner. 

c. Polly, born Mch., 1781; died Jan. 8, 1849, "aged 67 years, 10 months," 

probably at West Windsor, Vt. She married Charles, son of Charles 
(Joseph, Joseph, John, John) and Lydia (Grover) Leavens of Windsor; 
born Mch. 13, 1781, at Windsor; died Sept. 12, X862, at West Windsor. 2 

Children, born at Windsor : — 3 

a. Charles, living, 1874, at Sheboygan Falls, Mich. 

b. Paulina, married John Adams. 

c. Mary, married Aretus Bailey. 

d. Calvin, born Aug. 26, 1782; died Feb. 20, 1858, at Reading, Vt. He 

resided on the old farm at Reading and built the large farmhouse and 
barns now (1891) standing. He served in many positions of trust and 
responsibility; was selectman, lister, etc. He possessed much decision 
of character and quick perceptive powers, and was very tenacious of his 
opinions. He was held in high esteem and was often resorted to for 
advice and aid. He married (1), Jan. 15, 1818, at Reading, Sarah, 
daughter of Ezra and Sarah (Newton) Fay of Reading; born Oct., 1797, 
at Reading; died Jan. 7, 1822, at Reading. He married (2), Nov. 7, 1822, 
Rebecca, daughter of Juniaand Rebecca (Wood) Parker, and widow of 
Seth Clark. She was born May 22, 1789, and died July 7, 1830, at 
Reading. 4 

Children, by first wife, born at Reading : — 

a. ' Ann, born Jan. 29, 1819. 

b. Betsey, born Nov. 22, 1820. 

By second wife, born at Reading :— 

c. Clark, born Nov. 4, 1823. 

d. Sarah, born Jan. 20, 1825. 

e. Catharine, born July 30, 1826. 
/. Frederick, born Dec. 18, 1827. 

e. Luther. He was a farmer, and lived at West Windsor, Vt. He married, 

probably, at Windsor, Vt., Chloe, daughter of Charles (Joseph, Joseph, 
John, John) and Lydia (Grover) Leavens of Windsor; born Nov. 3, 
1789, at Windsor. 6 

Children, born at West Windsor :— 

a. Joseph. 

b. Carlos. 

c. Azro. 

d. Charlotte, born 1822 ; died Feb. 10, 1839, set. 17 years. 

e. Mariette, or Frederick, born Feb., 1826; died May 3, 1826, set. 

3 months. 

1 Alstead Records. 

2 Records of Henry-S. Wardner: "History of Windsor County, Vt.," p. 312: "The 
Leavens Name," pp. 15, 16, 22. » " History of Reading," p. 164. 

* " History of Windsor County," p. 886: Records of Henry-S. Wardner. 
5 "History of Windsor County," p. 312: "History of Reading," p. 164: Records of 
Henry-S. Wardner. 


/. Allen, born Dec. J 3, 1786 ; died Aug. 29, 1877, at Windsor, Vt. At an early 
age he went to Windsor to enter business with Dr. Green, with whom he 
remained for some years, and then obtained an appointment to West 
Point, where he remained but one year, when he returned to Windsor 
and became a partner of Dr. Green, under the name of Green & Wardner, 
a well known and prosperous firm. On the retirement of Dr. Green, 
Allen's brother Shubael became a partner, under the name of A. & S. 
Wardner. Mr. Wardner was a very active and enterprising man, a 
leader in the town. He was gentlemanly in speech and manner, wrote 
fluently with old-fashioned eloquence, was just and honorable in his 
dealings, possessed a sound judgment, and was of the strictest integrity. 
He was always a great student. After the death of his wife, he retired 
from business and devoted his leisure to reading and study. Although 
he shrank from politics, he was a member of the General Assembly, 1831- 
1834 and 1841; councillor, 1834 and 1835; and state treasurer, 1837 and 
1838. He married Nov. 13, 1814, at Windsor, Minerva, daughter of Harris 
(Elijah, Joseph, Thomas) and Phebe (Rogers) Bingham of Lempster, 
N. H. ; born Jan. 27, 1793, at Lempster; died Jan. 24, 1841, at Windsor. 
She was a bright, pretty woman, of sunny disposition and hospitable 
manners. 1 

Children, born at Windsor : — 

a. George, born Aug. 14, 1815; died Aug. 28, 1855. 

b. Henry, born Feb. 10, 1817. 

c. Helen, born Sept. 13, 1818; died young. 

d. Helen-Minerva, born June 22, 1820; married William-Maxwell 

Evarts, the distinguished lawyer and statesman. 

e. Charles, born Sept. 19, 1822; died young. 
/. Charlotte-Pettes, born July 9, 1824. 

g. Edward-Allen, born Apr. 10, 1827. 

h. Ann-Elizabeth, born Feb. 23, 1830. 

i. William, born Dec. 14, 1831 ; died young. 

j. Maria-Louisa, born Sept. 27, 1835; died, aged 25, unmarried. 

k. Caroline-Crane, born Mch. 31, 1838; died young. 

I. Martha, born Oct. 23 5 1840. 

g. Shubael, died Aug. 29, 1859, at Windsor, Vt. He lived at Windsor, and 
was in business with his brother Allen, under the Arm name of A. & 
S. Wardner. He married, Dec. 1, 1817, at Windsor, Fanny, daughter of 
Capt. Stephen and Fanny (Sterne) Conant of Windsor, born 1797; died 
Mch. 31, 1851, at Windsor, aged 54 years. 2 

Children, born at Windsor, probably :— 

a. Mary-E. 

b. Eebecca-Waldo. 

c. Frederick-Sterne. 

d. Albert-Sterne. 

h. James, born May 12, 1791 ; died Nov. 28, 1851, at Plainfleld, N. H. He was 
a physician and lived at Windsor, Vt., and later at Plainfleld. He mar- 
ried, Mch. 3, 1814, at West Windsor, Hannah, daughter of Stephen and 
Sarah (Stone) Hammond of Barre, Mass. ; born Mch. 23, 1792, at Barre: 
died Nov. 9, 1835, at Windsor. 3 

Children : — 
a. Frederick, born Sept. 12, 1815. 

History of Windsor County," p. 917. * Records of Henry-S. Wardner. •" Ibid. 


b. Fanny, born Apr. 23, 1817. 

c. Laura, born Dec. 8, 1818. 

d. Mary, born Mch. 6, 1820. 

e. Franklin-Homer, born Mch. 1, 1822. 
/. Charles, born Sept. 22, 1823. 

g. James-Sullivan, born June 10, 1827. 

h. George-Waldo, born Sept. 13, 1828. 

i. Eliza-Hammond, born Dec. 23, 1829. 

j. Shubael, born Oct. 8, 1831. 

k. Byron-Ferdinand, born May 22, 1833. 

bdan. Ruth, daughter of Shubael (Edward, John, Cornelius) 
and Abigail (Allen) Waldo; born Apr. 10, 1755, at Mansfield, 
Conn.; 1 date of her death unknown; married (1), Gibson Sprague, 
who died 1806, at Hoosick, N. Y., where they lived. The will of Gib- 
son Sprague of "Hasock, N. Y.," dated July 24, 1801, recorded 
Nov. 12, 1806, names — wife Ruth, two sons, David and Gibson, and 
speaks of " my daughters." The daughters were then unmarried. 2 

Mrs. Sprague is said to have married (2), a Mr. Galusha, son of 
Jacob and Lydia (Huntington) Galusha of Norwich, Conn., and 
brother of Gov. Jonas Galusha of Vermont. 3 

Children of Gibson and Ruth (Waldo) Sprague: — 4 

a. David. 

b. Gibson, died 1877, at Hoosick, N. Y. The will of Gibson Sprague of 

Hoosick, dated Nov. 12, 1868, recorded Feb. 15, 1877, names — wife Eliza- 
beth as sole heir. The will of Elizabeth Sprague of Lansingburgh, N. Y., 
dated June 15, 1884, names — " deceased husband Ebenezer Giflbrd," pro- 
vides for gravestones, and leaves the residue of her property to her sisters, 
Maria Weaver of Troy and Hannah Carson of Brooklyn, N. Y. 5 From 
the foregoing it seems likely that Gibson Sprague married a widow, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Giftbrd, and died in 1877, leaving no children. 

Child :— 
a. Kuth, born Feb. 8, 1837; died June 11, 1846, at Hoosick. 6 

1 Mansfield Records. 

2 Surrogate's Records, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., vol. ii., p. 244. 

3 Gov. Galusha had four brothers, viz.:— David, born Oct. 30, 1748; Jacob, born Dec. 28, 
1750; Ainos, born Apr. 1, 1755; and Elijah, born Oct. 23, 1757, who died soon after his first 
marriage. It is yet to be learned which one married Mrs. Sprague. 

4 Records of Charles-Edward Waldo [bdadabaa]. 

6 Surrogate's Records, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., vols, lxxxvi., p. 459; cxii., p. 20. 
6 Her gravestone at Hoosick Falls is inscribed as follows:—" Ruth Sprague, Daughter of 
Gibson and Elizabeth Sprague. Died June 11, 1846, aged 9 years, 4 months, and 3 days. 
She was stolen from the grave by Roderick R. Clow, dissected at Dr. P. M. Armstrong's 
office in Hoosick, N. Y., from which place her mutilated remains were obtained and de- 
posited here. 

" Her body dissected by fiendish man, 
Her bones anatomized, 
Her soul we trust, has risen to God, 
Where few physicians rise." 

— " Funny Epitaphs," collected by A. W. Eaton, p. 28. 


c. Abigail. 

d. Ruth. 

e. Mary. 


bdao. Calvin, son of Shubael (Edivard, John, Cornelius) and 
Abigail (Allen) Waldo; born Mch, 12, 1759, at Mansfield, Conn.; 1 
died Aug. 25, 1815, at Dalton, Mass. 9 He accompanied his father to 
Alstead, N. H., and lived there until he went to college. After the 
death of his father, Absalom Kingsbury of Alstead was appointed, 
Apr. 23, 1777, to be "guardian unto Calvin Waldo a Minor aged 
eighteen years, son of Shubael Waldo." 3 

He was a private in Col. Benjamin Bellows' regiment which went to 
reinforce the northern Continental army at Ticonderoga, May 7, 1777. 
He was discharged June 21, after a service of one month, fifteen 
days, at £4 : 10 per month and travel to and from Ticonderoga. His 
total wages being £8 : 9 : 7. July 3, 1777, he reenlisted in Capt. 
Amos Shepherd's company in Col. Bellows' regiment, which reinforced 
the garrison at Ticonderoga, and was discharged July 9, after seven 
days' service. 4 There are no records of further military service on the 
part of young Calvin, who probably devoted his time to preparation 
for Dartmouth College, which he entered in 1781, graduating in 1785. 
While a student at Hanover he signed a petition, dated Sept. 28, 1784, 
from the inhabitants and students for the issue of paper money. 5 
After graduation he studied law with Judge Sedge wick at Stockbridge, 
Mass., and with John-Chandler Williams at Pittsfield, Mass. He 
became a resident of the latter town and lived there until about 
1800, when he removed to Dalton, where he passed the remainder of 
his life. He attained eminence in his profession and was highly 
respected and greatly beloved by his fellow citizens. He was elected 
assessor at Dalton in 1801 and 1813; highway surveyor in 1812 and 
1813; and served the town as treasurer, 1802-06 and 1814-15, 
holding the office at the time of his death. 

The will of Calvin Waldo of Dalton, dated May 1, 1815, probated 
Oct. 3, 1815, names — wife Clarissa; widow Catharine Waldo — Mrs. 
Zacheus Waldo [bdi'] — "the grandmother of my children"; daugh- 
ters Frances, Catharine, Nancy- Hinsdale, Abigail- Allen, Judith-Maria, 
Marietta, Polly-Graves wife of John Waterman, Caroline-Electa wife 

1 Man9fleld Records. 

* Gravestone at Dalton: " Waldos in America " erroneously says 29th. 
3 Cheshire County Probate Files. 

* " New Hampshire State Papers," vol. xv., pp. 12, 28-29. 6 Ibid., vol. xii., p. lt3. 


of Josiah Dean, Jr.; son John-Calvin Waldo; son Benjamin- 
Franklin Waldo and deceased son George- Washington Waldo, » 

Mr. Waldo is buried at Dalton, in the small cemetery at the east 
end of the town, between his first wife and his son George. The 
following is the inscription on his gravestone :— 

"In | memory of CALVIN WALDO Esq- | who died Aug. 25, 1815 | 
in the 57 year of his | age. 

" Bliss has no being virtue has uo strength 
But from the prospects of immortal life 
That life insured in bliss I want no more." 
Mr. Waldo married (l) f « Judith, daughter of Moses and Catharine 
Graves of Pittsfield; bom Feb. 16, 1764, at Hatfield, Mass. ; 3 died 
June 5, 1808, at Dalton. She is buried next to her husband, her 
gravestone being inscribed as follows :— 

" In Memory of | Mrs Judith Waldo | late consort of | Calvin Waldo 
Esq | Quae vitse cessit | June 5th AD 1808 ^t 44. 4 

" Take parent earth all that my soul holds dear, 
Take that best gift, which heaven so lately gave, 
To thy safe bosom born with trembling care 

Her faded form. 
Does youth does beauty, read the line! 
Does sympathetic fear their breast alarm! 

Tell them my JUDITH 
Tell them : though tis an awful thing to die 
(Twas e'en to thee) yet the dread path once trod 
Heaven lifts its everlasting portals high, 
And bids the pure in heart behold their God." 

"A sermon delivered at the Funeral of Mrs. Judith Waldo, wife of 
Calvin Waldo, Esq., June 6, 1808," by Theodore Hinsdale, A.M. 
(Pittsfield, 1808), thus describes her character: — 

" Mrs. Judith Waldo had for several years been a Christian professor, and 
a member of the Church and, in her life, adorned her profession. In her 
domestic relations as a wife, and the mother of a numerous family, those, 
who knew her best, will witness, that she was ever exemplary for discretion, 
fidelity, persevering industry, and a prudent economy ; and that, with equal 
patience and submission to the Divine will, she indured the tedious and 
increasing infirmities, which preceded, and brought her dissolution." 

1 Berkshire County Probate Files, No. 3362. 

* Entered without date in Pittsfield Records from First Church Records : " Graves Fam- 
ily," vol. i., p. 23, says " Judith Graves mar. Nov. 29, 1789, Mr. Waldon (sic) of Westfield." 
Perhaps an error for 1785 or perhaps this is the date of her mother's marriage to 
Zacheus Waldo [bdi], s " Genealogy of Hadley Families," p. 62. 


Mr. Waldo married (2), July 4, 1809, at Westfield (?), Mass., 
Mrs. Clarissa (Dwight) Whitney, daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth 
( Buckminster) Dwight, of Springfield, Mass., and widow of Major 
Abel Whitney, a merchant of Westfield, by whom she had ten 
children. She was born July 4, 1762, and died Aug. 22, 1820, at 
Northampton, Mass., at the home of her son Josiah-Dwight Whitney, 
with whom she lived after the death of Mr. Waldo. Major Abel 
Whitney was son of Rev. Aaron (Moses, Moses, Richard, John) and 
Alice (Baker) Whitney of Petersham, Mass., and was born Mch. 15, 
1756, at Petersham, and died Mch. 2, 1807, at Westfield. 1 Mrs. 
Clarissa Waldo is buried at Northampton, the following being her 
epitaph : — 

"In memory of | Mrs Clarissa Waldo | Died Aug. 22, 1820 aged 58 | 
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." 2 

" Mrs. Clarissa (Dwight) Waldo was an intelligent and lovely 
woman, faithful to her household, and a patient, gentle, earnest and 
careful wife and mother." 3 

She had no children by Mr. Waldo. 

Children of Calvin and Judith (Graves) Waldo. Born, a-g at 
Pittsfield, h-k at Dalton, Mass. : — 4 

bdao a. Mary-Graves, born Jan. 31, 1787. 

bdao b. Caroline-Electa, born July 30, 1789. 

bdao c. Catharine-Waite, born Mch. 17, 1791. 

bdao d. Frances, born Sept. 5, 1792. 

bdao e. John-Calvin, born Mch. 23, 1794; died Aug. 6, 1817, at Charleston, 
S. C, of yellow fever, unmarried. He was a merchant at Charleston. 

bdaof. Benjamin-Franklin, born Jan. 12, 1796; died Aug., 1818, at Clai- 
borne, Miss., of yellow fever, unmarried. 

bdao g. Nancy- Hinsdale, born Mch. 26, 1798. 

bdaoh. Abigail-Allen, born Oct. 5, 1799; died May 20, 1828, at Trenton, 
N. Y., unmarried. 5 

bdaoi. George- Washington, born Sept. 1, 1801; died Oct. 19, 1813, at 
Dalton. 6 

bdao j. Judith-Maria, born Sept. 17, 1803. 
bdao k. Marietta, born July 15, 1805. 

1 "N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," yol. xi., p. 230: " Dwight Genealogy," vol. ii., p. 832: 
" John Marsh of Hartford," p. 450. 

2 " Bridgeman's Epitaphs," p. 104. a « Whitney Genealogy," pp. 163-4. 

4 Names and dates from letter to Cleveland Abbe [bdifeba] from a son of Catharine- 
Waite, unsigned: also " Waldos in America," p. 50. 

5 Gravestone at Trenton. fl Gravestone at Dalton says Oct. 4, 1813. 


bdba. Zachariah, son of Edward (Edward, John, Cornelius) 
and Abigail (Elderkin) Waldo; born Feb. 1, 1734-5, at Windham, 
Conn., 1 bapt. Feb. 6, 173.5, at Windham Church; 2 died Feb. 8, 1811, 
at Canterbury, Conn. 3 He appears to have passed his whole life at 
Canterbury. He was chosen highway surveyor, 1765, '81, '82 and 
'85; grand juryman, 1771; member of the Committee of Safety, 
1777; selectman, 1779; lister, 1780 and '82; member of Committee 
on Supplies, 1782. 4 He was a private in 2nd company, 8th Conn. 
Regiment, from July 18 to Dec. 16, 1775. Zachariah Waldo enlisted 
as private in Capt. Buell's company, 1st Conn. Regiment, Jan. 1, 
1781, and was discharged Dec. 31, 1781. 5 This latter, however, may 
have been his son. 

He married (1), Nov. 21, 1758, probably at Windham, but recorded 
at Canterbury, Elizabeth, daughter of Joshua (Joshua, Thomas, 
Thomas) and Elizabeth (Cary) Wight of Windham; born July 20, 
1738, at Windham, bapt. Aug. 6, 1738, at Scotland Church; 6 died 
Sept. 7, 1800, at Canterbury. 7 The will of Joshua Wight of Wind- 
ham, dated April 19, 1766, probated first Tuesday of June, 1766, 
names — wife Elizabeth, son Joshua, daughters Mary Murdock, Eliza- 
beth Waldo, Lydia Harris, and Sarah, Martha and Ann Wight. Wife 
Elizabeth and son-in-law Zachariah Waldo, executors. 8 

Mr. W r aldo married (2), Nov. 18, 1806, at Canterbury, 9 Cynthia 
Park, whose birth, parentage and death have not been learned ; but 
she died, probably, early in 1811, as administration on the " estate of 
Mrs. Cynthia Waldo, late of Canterbury, deceased, formerly Cynthia 
Park of Plainfield," was granted Mch. 5, 1811, to Douglas Park of 
Plainfield, Conn. 10 She was quite possibly a widow when she married 
Mr. Waldo, and Douglas Park may have been a son by her first hus- 
band, or perhaps she was daughter of William and Christable (Harris) 
Parke, born Apr. 22, 1749, at Plainfield. 11 

Zachariah Waldo and his first wife are buried in the " Waldo Bury- 
ing Ground" in Canterbury. The inscriptions on their gravestones 
are as follows : — 

"In memory of | Mr Zachariah Waldo | who died Feb. 8 1811 | 
in the 76 th year of his | age" 

"In memory of | Mrs Elizabeth wife | of Mr Zachariah Waldo | 
who died Sept 7 th | 1800 in her 62 nd | Year" 

1 Canterbury, Conn., .Records. 2 Windham Church Records. * Gravestone. 

4 Canterbury Records. 5 " Connecticut in the Revolution." 

e Windham Records : Scotland Church Records. 7 Gravestone : Canterbury Records. 

s Windham Probate Records, vol. vii., p. 125. e Canterbury Records. 

10 Plainfield Probate Records, vol. M, p. 335. » Plainfield Records. 


Mr. Waldo died intestate. The inventory of his estate, taken Apr. 
1, 1811, was— personal, $1618.15; real, $3261.65; debts, $412.33. 
The distribution of his estate names— John-E. Waldo, eldest son; 
Ebenezer Waldo, third son; Samuel Waldo, fourth son; Elizabeth 
Curtis, wife of Ephraim Curtis, second and youngest daughter; and 
heirs of Zachariah Waldo, Jr. 1 

Children of Zachariah and Elizabeth (Wight) Waldo. Born at 
Canterbury, Conn. : — 2 

bdba a. Anna, born Aug. 27, 1759. 

bdba b. John-Elderkin, boru Oct. 5, 1761. 

bdba c. Zachariad, born May 8, 1764, bapt. June 11, 1764. 

bdba d. Elizabeth, born Jan. 23, 1767, bapt. Apr. 26, 1767. 

bdba e. Ebenezkr, born Apr. 6, 1771. 

bdba f. Samuel, born Men. 3, 1779, bapt. June 10, 1781. 

bdbb. Ann, daughter of Edward (Edward, John, Cornelius) 
and Abigail (Elderkin) Waldo; born Sept. 5, 1737, at Windham, 
Conn., bapt. Sept. 11, 1737, at Scotland Church; died May 15, 7759, 
at Canterbury, Conn. 3 She married April 12, 1753, at Canterbury, 
Elisha, son of Elisha (Elisha, Thomas) and Mary (Johnson) Payne 
of Canterbury; born Mch. 7, 1730, at Canterbury; died July 20, 
1807, at East Lebanon, N. H. 4 

From his father, who was a leader in the Separatist movement in 
Connecticut, " a man of unusual breadth and force of character, and 
universally conceded to be a man of the best sense of any one in 
these parts," 5 he inherited great intellectual powers and a faculty for 
leadership, which he displayed to an eminent degree in the controversy 
over the New Hampshire grants. 

Graduating at Yale College in 1750, he studied law under his father, 
and commenced the practice of that profession in his native town. In 
1761 he entered into mercantile business in Canterbury, with his 
brother-in-law, Nathan Waldo ; but this connection was ended in 
1765, when he removed to Plainfield, Conn., where he immediately 
attained prominence in town affairs, being chosen, in 1765, moderator, 
selectman and highway surveyor. He remained in Plainfield until 
1774 or '75, when, for unknown reasons, he removed with his family 
to Cardigan, now Orange, N. H., as an original proprietor. Here 
his worth received immediate recognition. He became at once town 

1 Plainfield Probate Records, vol. vi., pp. 220, 313, 591. 2 Canterbury Records. 

3 Canterbury Records: Scotland Church Records. 

4 Canterbury Records : Lebanon Records. B " Hist, of Windham County," vol. i., p. 397. 


clerk and treasurer; and, in August, 1775, he was made lieutenant- 
colonel of the regiment of militia of which Jonathan Chase of Cornish 
was colonel. He is said to have been previously in command of 
a company during an expedition against Ticonderoga, probably with 
Allen and Warner, in May of the same year. In January, 1776, 
he was made justice of the supreme court by the Exeter government, 
but declined the office ; and, in the same month, became register of 
probate for the County of Grafton. He was soon after appointed an 
associate- justice of the court of common pleas, and was reappointed 
to the same office in 1779. He was trustee of Dartmouth College 
from 1774 to 1801, and its treasurer 1779 and '80. In 1779 he 
received an honorary degree of A. M. from that college. 

He was no mean mechanic and architect. He built and owned the 
first grist-mill in Cardigan ; erected " Paddleford's mills," at Enfield ; 
and completed, says tradition, one of the old college buildings at 
Hanover, which had been begun and abandoned by an incompetent 
contractor. About 1780 he removed to Lebanon, N. H., being 
induced thereto by an extensive grant of land and a large water privi- 
lege, upon which he erected extensive mills, which he owned and 
operated until his decease. 

He took an active part in the struggle for the union of the so-called 
New Hampshire grants with Vermont, represented the town of 
Cardigan in the early conventions called with that object ; and, after 
the union of that town with Vermont, in 1778, was chosen to repre- 
sent it in the Vermont Assembly. The union having been dissolved, 
Payne threw himself with ardor into the scheme to form a new state, 
under the name of New Connecticut, and was an active member, if 
not the leader, of the conventions held at Cornish, Charleston and 
Walpole. The result being a second union with Vermont, he took his 
seat, Apr. 6, 1781, in the Vermont Legislature, as a member from 
Lebanon, and at once assumed the prominence to which his character 
and services entitled him. In Sept., 1781, he was made chief justice 
of Vermont. On October 26, 1781, he was appointed by the 
Governor and Council to the office of lieutenant-governor, there 
having been no election by the people; and, in December, 1781, he 
was commissioned major-general of militia. These offices he held, 
and performed their duties with assiduity and zeal, until, by the disso- 
lution of the union in the following spring, he ceased to be a citizen of 
Vermont. He cheerfully accepted the result of the prolonged contest, 
and retired to private life, though, for several years, he represented 


Lebanon in the New Hampshire legislature, and was its delegate to 
the convention of 1788 which adopted the Federal Constitution. 1 

Mr. Payne married (2), May 20, 1762, at Plainfield, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Edward (Edward, John, Edward) and Elizabeth (Hall) 
Spaulding of Plainfield; born Jan. 23, 1727, at Plainfield; died Aug. 
29, 1809, at East Lebanon. 2 By her he had five children, of whom 
the births of the last four are recorded at Plainfield : — Elisha, born 
Mch. 24, 1763, at Canterbury; John, born Mch. 5, 1765, at Plain- 
field; Zenas, born Jan. 5, 1767, at Plainfield; Ruth, born July 9, 
1769, at Plainfield; William, born Sept. 18, 1772, at Plainfield. 

Children of Elisha and Ann (Waldo) Payne. Born at Canterbury, 
Conn. : — 3 

a. Mary, born June 12, 1755; date of death unknown. Married, 1777, Abel, 

son of David (Ebenezer, John, Thomas) and Martha (White) Wilder of 
Lancaster, Mass. ; born Nov. 30, 1752, at Lancaster ; died 1797. He lived 
at Norwich, Vt. He was a farmer. 4 

Children : — 

a. Nancy, born 1778. 

b. Abel, born June r 1780. 

e. Cloudely, born 1782; died, 1784. 

d. Polly, born July 4, 1784; died Oct. 28, 1865. 

e. Patty, born 1786. 
/. Sophia. 

g. Abigail. 

h. Sophronia. 

i. Sally, born 1794 ; died 1806. 

j. Harriet. 

b. Abigail, born Apr. 7, 1757; married Rev. Lyman Potter, and removed to 

Ohio after 1800. 

c. Anna, born Mch. 21, 1759; died Jan. 6, 1774, at Canterbury. 

bdbc. Nathan, son of Edward (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Abigail (Elderkin) Waldo; born June 23, 1740, probably in that part 
of Windham, Conn., which is now Scotland, though his birth is 
recorded only in Canterbury, Conn., 5 baptized July 13, 1740, at Scot- 
land ; died Jan. 2, 1834, at Orange, N. H. 6 

He lived at Canterbury until 1789 or '90 and was a prominent 
citizen of that town. In 1770, he and others were ordered to u take 

1 See, for further particulars, " Elisha Payne. A Biographical Sketch," by William H. 
Cotton, Concord, N. H., 1888. 

1 Plainfield Records : Lebanon Records : ■• Spaulding Memorial," p. 36: " Paine Family 
Records," vol. ii., pp. 160, 260-2. 
3 Canterbury Records. 4 " Book of the Wilders," pp. 252-3. 
■ Orange, N. H., records say " born July 4, 1740 N. S. at Canterbury, Conn." 
6 Scotland Church Records : " Waldos in America," p. 83. 


care of the schools in their respective squadrons, and to hire suitable 
persons to keep the schools." * He was chosen grand juryman, 
1776-7; member of committee on clothing Continental army, 1779; 
highway surveyor, 1779; tithing-man, 1779; and lister, 1784. 2 He 
was clerk of the Separatist Church in Canterbury from 176G until his 
resignation, Sept. 25, 1788. 3 May 9, 1763, he signed a memorial to 
the General Court for a lottery for the purpose of raising £400 to make 
the Quinebaug River navigable from the Cove at Norwich to Daniel- 
son's Falls. 4 

He became interested in lands in Vermont and New Hampshire at 
an early date, being an original proprietor of the township of Hartford, 
Vt. May 25, 1768, "Nathan Waldo of Canterbury" conveyed to 
Solomon Strong of Hartford, Vt., all right to one-half of a hundred 
acre lot in Hartford, " first laid out to me as Proprietor in 1st purchase 
of said township." He sold the other half of this lot to William 
White of Boston, Mass., Aug. 26, 1774, and apparently never lived 
at Hartford. 5 Jan. 26, 1780, Nathan Waldo was a non-resident pro- 
prietor of a hundred acre lot, No. 51, Range 7, in Orange, N. H. 6 
He seems to have removed to Orange between Mch. 26, 1789, when, 
in a deed on record in Canterbury, he is called of Canterbury, and 
Aug. 17, 1790, when "Nathan Waldo of Orange" conveyed to 
Elisha Perkins of Plainfield, Conn., land in Canterbury " near the meet- 
ing house in the first society." 7 Oct. 14, 1789, he and his son 
Nathan, Jr., signed a petition for the incorporation of the town of 
Orange, and they were undoubtedly living there at the time. Jan. 8, 
1791, he signed a petition as selectman of Orange. 8 

Nathan Waldo married, Sept. 21, 1763, at Canterbury, probably, 
but not recorded there, Zerviah, daughter of Elisha (Elisha, Thomas) 
and Mary (Johnson) Payne of Canterbury; born Apr. 23, 1743, 
N. S., at Canterbury; died Feb. 10, 1819, at Orange. 9 The will of 
Elisha Payne, dated Southampton, L. I., Oct. 8, 1777, probated Sept. 
15, 1783, names— daughter Zerviah, to whom he leaves £30, and 
leaves the rest of his property to his widow and children not named. 
No executor being named and " Mrs. Anne Payne widow of said 
Elisha" refusing to serve, Mr. Nathan Waldo "of Canterbury" was 

1 " Hist, of Windham County," vol. ii., p. 45. 2 Canterbury Records. 

s Separatist Church Records. * " Hist, of Windham County," vol. ii., p. 76. 

5 Hartford, Vt., Deeds, vol. i., pp. 232, 256. 

6 " New Hampshire State Papers," vol. xiii., p. 117. 

7 Canterbury Deeds, vols, ix., p. 528; x., p. 315. 

8 » New Hampshire State Papers," vol. xiii., pp. 125, 126. 
s Orange, N. H., Records : " Waldos in America," p. 83. 


appointed executor. 1 Who this second wife of Elisha Payne was 
does not appear. Zerviah Payne's brother Elisha married Nathan 
Waldo's sister Anna [bdbb"].* 

Feb. 19, 1788, " Nathan Waldo of Canterbury, Conn., ,, bought of 
David Fish of Royalton, Vt., a one hundred acre lot in Royalton. 
This deed was witnessed by Nathan Waldo, Jr., and acknowledged in 
Canterbury. Feb. 15, 1806, " Nathan Waldo of Orange, N. H.," 
conveyed to " Nathan Waldo, Jr. of Orange, a Preacher of the Gos- 
pel," one hundred acres in Royalton, purchased by Nathan Waldo, 
Feb. 19, 1788, of David Fish, who bought of John Kent. 3 It does 
not appear that either Nathan or Nathan, Jr., ever lived in Royalton. 

July 8, 1828, Mr. Waldo was reported to the probate court of 
Grafton County, N. H., as "a distracted person who is in suffering 
circumstances and incapable of taking care of his own estate." On 
the following day he was declared non compos mentis and a guardian 
was appointed. He owned several hundred acres of land, but it was 
mostly unimproved woodland and during the last of his life he was 
supported by the town. 4 

Nathan Waldo was selectman of Orange, 1790 and 179 1. 5 

All of Nathan Waldo's children were undoubtedly born at Canter- 
bury, though the births of the first five only are recorded there. Six 
are buried there. The dates of their births and deaths are from 
Canterbury records, the gravestones, and from Orange records, in 
which all the births are recorded with the days and hours, evidently 
taken from a family Bible. The following are the inscriptions on the 
gravestones in the old burying-ground at Canterbury : — 

" In memory of Elisha | Paine Waldo son of | Mr Nathan & Mrs | 
Zerviah Waldo he | was born June 21 | AD 1783 & died Sep 12 1785 
and at | his right hand lies | his infant sister who | was born Oct. 1 
1785 & died y e same day" 

"Apr 27 1772 died Allice | Waldo aged 2 months & ten D | July 10 

1773 died Mary | Waldo aged 4 months | June 16 1782 died Achsah | 

Waldo aged 1 month & 12 D | Children of Mr Nathan | & Zerviah 
Waldo " 

" In Memory of | Louisa daughter | to Mr Nathan & Mrs Zerviah | 
Waldo She died | Oct 25 1764 | Ae 4 months & | 22 Days" 

1 Plainfield, Conn., Probate Records, vol. H, pp. 4, 39. 

2 See " Paine Family Records," vol. ii., p. 160. 
8 Royalton Deeds, vol. B, pp. 1, 728. 

4 Grafton County Probate Records, vols, ii., pp. 94, 95, 97, 98; xv., p. 29. 

6 Orange Records. » 


Children of Nathan and Zerviah (Payne) Waldo. Born at Canter- 
bury, Conn. : — 

bdbc a. Louisa, born June 3, 1764, 3 A.M.; died Oct. 26, 1764, 11 P. M. 
bdbc 6. Zerviah, born Aug. 19, 1765, Monday, 4 P. M., bapt. Oct. 6, 1765- 
died June 6, 1850, unmarried. 1 

bdbc c. Nathan, born Aug. 5, 1767 (Orange Records say Oct. 5, 1767, Mon- 
day, 7 P. M.), bapt. Jan. 16, 1768. 

bdbc d. Anna, born Oct. 8, 1769, Tuesday, 1 A. M., bapt. Apr. 15, 1770- died 
Nov. 12, 1815, unmarried.* 

bdbc e. Alice, born Feb. 17, 1772, Monday, I A. M. ; died Apr. 27, 1772, 10 
P. M. 

bdbef. Mary, born Mch. 11, 1773, Thursday, 3 P. M. ; died July 10, 1773 
Sunday, A. M. 

bdbc g. Abigail, born Dec. 6, 1774, Tuesday, 8 P. M., bapt. Mch. 3, 1775. 

bdbc h. Lois, born Mch. 30, 1777, Sunday, 4 A. M., bapt. June 22, 1777. 

bdbci. Thankful, born Mch. 16, 1780, Thursday, 4 P. M., bapt. June 10, 
1781 . 

bdbej. Achsah, born May 4, 1782, Saturday, 7 P. M.; died June 16, 1782, 
Sunday, 5 P. M. 

bdbc k. Elisha-Payne, born June 21, 1783, Sunday, 5 P. M., bapt. Sept. 7, 
1783; died Sept. 12, 1785. 

bdbc I. FvEbeckah, born Oct. 1, 1785, Saturday, A. M. ; died the same dav, 
P.M. * y 

bdbc m. Wilkes, born May 27, 1787, Monday, 7 A.M.; bapt. July 12, 1787. 

bdbd. Abigail, daughter of Edward (Edioard, John, Cornelius) 
and Abigail (Elderkin) Waldo; born July 15, 1744, at Windham, 
Conn., probably, bapt. Aug. 5, 1744, at Scotland Church; died Mch. 
7, 1822, at Plainfield, Conn., probably. She married Apr. 7, 1763, 
at Canterbury, Jacob, son of Obadiah (Obadiah) and Lydia (Cleve- 
land) Johnson of Canterbury; born Mch. 24, 1739-40,. at Canter- 
bury; died Aug. 9, 1819, at Plainfield, probably. 3 He lived at 
Plainfield. The will of Jacob Johnson of Plainfield, dated Mch. 19, 
1812, probated Apr. 29, 1820, names — wife Abigail Johnson; 
daughter Louisa Bennett; sons Alfred Johnson, Jacob Johnson, 
Waldo Johnson, Anson Johnson ; heirs of son Obadiah-E. Johnson 
and son Ebenezer-M. Johnson. The will of Abigail Johnson of 
Plainfield, dated Dec. 8, 1821, probated July 2, 1822, names — 
daughter Louisa Bennett; granddaughter Abigail- W., daughter of son 
Jacob Johnson ; granddaughter Susan, daughter of son Anson John- 
son ; granddaughter Mariah, daughter of son Waldo Johnson ; Ruth 
Johnson, wife of son Waldo; and makes son Waldo residuary legatee. 4 

1 " Waldos in America," p. 84. 2 Ibid. 

3 Canterbury Records : Gravestones. 

* Plainfield Probate Records, vol. P., pp. 76, 344 


Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were buried in the old burying-ground at 
Canterbury. Their gravestones are inscribed as follows : — 

"In Memory of | Mr | Jacob Johnson | who died Aug. 9th 
1819 aged | 79 years. 

Here sleeps the dust unconscious and confined 
But far far distant dwells the immortal mind." 
"In | memory of | Mrs. Abigail wife | of Mr. Jacob Johnson | 
who died | March 7, 1822, aged | 79 yrs. 

Sease my friends your 

sympathetic sigh 
Blest are the dead that in a 

Savior die." 

Children of Jacob and Abigail (Waldo) Johnson : — 

a. Louisa, called Louisa Bennett in her parents' wills. 

b. Alfred, named in his father's will, but probably died, without issue,,before 

his mother made her will, Dec. 8, 1822. W *MMAfiJ?««* I yL*j+ ' 

c. Jacob, named in his father's will; probably died before Dec. 8, 1822, 

-leaving a daughter : — 

a. Abigail-W., named by her grandmother in her will. 

d. Waldo, living Dec. 8, 1822, with wife Ruth and daughter :— 

a. Maria. 

e. Anson, named in his father's will; probably died before Dec. 8, 1822, 

leaving a daughter : — 

a. Susan, named in her grandmother's will. 

/. Obadiah-Elderkin, born about 1783; died Sept. 22, 1811, "in the 28th 
year of his age." He is buried with his parents in the old burying- 
ground in Canterbury, his gravestone being inscribed as follows :— 

" This monument is sacred | to the memory of | Mr Obadiah 
Elderkin Johnson | Son of Jacob Johnson | who departed this 
life Sep 1 | 22 d 1811 in the 28 lh year | of his age | A wife 
Child Parents Brethren | & Sister now Survive to mourn." 

Nothing has been learned of his wife and child. 

g. Ebenezer-M., named in his father's will, but probably died, without issue, 
before his mother made her will, Dec. 8, 1822. 

bdca. Irena, daughter of Cornelius (Edward, John, Cornelius) 
and Abigail (Walden) Waldo ; born Apr. 18, 1738, in that part of 
Windham, Conn., which is now Scotland, baptized Apr. 30, 1738, at 
Scotland Church; 1 died Aug. 18, 1811, at Royalton, Vt. 2 

She married David Ames, who is said, by the family records, to 
have been born Apr., 1726, at Braintree, Mass. If this is correct, 

1 Windham Records: Scotland Church Records. 2 Records of Miss Harriet-Bingham 
Ames [bdiccgf], Mt. Morris, N. Y. 


he was, perhaps, son of David and Mehitable (Pain) Ames, who were 
married,, according to the Brain tree records, Dec. 10, 1719, though 
the family records say that he was son of David and Mary (Penni- 
man) Ames of Orange, N. H. He died Apr. 21, 1811, at Royalton. 1 
They lived, it is said, at Orange. 2 

Children of David and Irena (Waldo) Ames. Born, a-c at Nor- 
wich, Conn., d at Scituate, R. I., or Killingly, Conn., e-h at Killingly, 
i at Orange, N. H. : — 3 

a. Thadeus, born May 18, 1755. He married Judy Clark. 

b. John-Winchester, horn Sept. 11, 1756; graduated at Dartmouth College, 

1791 ; entered the ministry of the Keformed Dutch Church, and preached 
in New York State, Pennsylvania, and Canada. He was last heard from 
at Toronto, Can. In Dartmouth Catalogue of 1846, and, later, he is 
called John- Waldo. His name is starred in 1858, but not in 1855. 

c. David, born Oct. 11, 1758. He married, Nov. 28, 1786, at Orange, Mrs. 

Ruth Arwen. 4 

d. Nathaniel, born Apr. 25, 1761 ; died Aug. 27, 1863, at Oregon, Wis. He 

enlisted, in 1779, in the Continental army, and served until the fall of 
1780. He had previously done garrison duty in 1777, and subsequently 
served for two years on a privateer, and for three years cruised on an 
English ship in various parts of the world. Abandoning the sea, he 
became a farmer at Albany, N. Y. ; and, at the age of 30 he became a 
Methodist minister. Towards the close of the century, he settled at 
Steuben, N. Y., and lived there and preached until 1836, when he removed 
to Wisconsin. His son David served in the War of 1812. He married 
Sarah Hall; born Jan. 27, 1761 ; died Aug. 24, 1851, at Oregon, Wis. 5 

Children, born, a-d at Watervliet, N. Y., e at Coeymans, N. Y.,f-k at 
Steuben, N. Y. :— 

a. Polly-Ann, born 1790; died 1874, at Marathon, N. Y. 

b. David-Hall, born May 1, 1792; died Nov. 27, 1893, at Jersey - 

ville, Ills. 

c. Lydia, born 1794 ; died at Sag Harbor, N. Y. 

d. Fanny, born 1796 ; died at Oregon, Wis. 

e. John-Waldo, born Mch. 4, 1798; died at Springfield, Ills. 
/. Aaron, born Mch. 17, 1800; died at Reed City, Mich. 

g. Nathaniel, born 1802 ; died 1824, at Utica, N. Y. 

h. Jonathan, born 1804; died at Denver, Colo. 

i. Naomi, born 1806; died in Texas. 

j. Peramus-Green, born 1808 ; died in Iowa. 

k. Ida, born 1810 ; died at Cairo, Ills. 

e. Susannah, born Oct. 8, 1763; married Joseph Daniels. 

/. Abigail, born Aug. 14, 1766; married, May, 1783, at Orange, N. H., Benja- 
min Briggs. 6 Nothing has been learned of him, but they evidently lived 
at Orange, since their children are there recorded. Ebenezer Briggs of 

» Records of Miss Harriet-Bingham Ames [bdiccgf], Mt. Morris, N. Y. 
z " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xxxvii., p. 307, calls him Thaddeus, but this must 
be an error. 8 Family Records. 4 Orange Records, 
fi SaturdoAj Globe, Utica, N. Y., March 5, 1898: Records of David-H. Ames, Utica, N. Y, 
a Orange Records. 


Orange was appointed administrator on estate of Benjamin Briggs of 
Orange, deceased, intestate, Sept. 2, 1809. ! 

Children, born at Orange : — 

a. Ebenezer, born May 25, 1784. 

b. Abigail, born Jan. 21, 1786. 

c. Sarah, born June 18, 1789. 

d. Anne, born Aug. 10, 1791. 

e. Benjamin-Paul, born Oct. 20, 1793. 
/. Lydia, born Nov. 6, 1795. 

g. Mehetable, born Aug. 4, 1800. 

h. Nathaniel, born May 6, 1802. 

i. Seth, born May 25, 1804. 
g. Anna, born Men. 28, 1769 ; married Peter Perkins. 

h. Jesse, born Feb. 12, 1772 ; died Men. 10, 1862, at Mount Morris, N. Y. He 
was a farmer, living first at Fairlee, Vt., whence he removed, in 1806, to 
Royalton, Vt. ; and, in 1850, to Mount Morris. He married, Feb. 1, 1795, 
at Sharon, Vt., Patty, daughter of Thomas (John, William, William, 
Thomas) and Martha (Hoar) Howard of Sharon; born Apr. 23, 1774, at 
Monson, Mass. ; died July 26, 1859, at Mount Morris. 2 

Children, born, a-e at Fairlee, /-Z at Royalton : — 

a. Jason-Howard, born Dec. 16, 1796; died June 11, 1886. 

b. Polly, born July 13, 1799; died Dec. 17, 1889. 

c. Pamelia, born Aug. 10, 1801 ; died Jan. 12, 1879. 

d. Roxana-Maria, born Sept. 2, 1803; died Jan. 15, 1883. 

e. Ruth, born Dec. 31, 1805; died Feb. 18, 1874. 
/. Cynthia, born Jan. 10, 1808. 

g. Martha-Louise, born Mch. 6, 1810; died Mch. 16, 1862. 

h. Lyman-Daniel, born Aug. 21, 1812; died Jan. 22, 1879. 

i. Lorin-Jesse, born July 12, 1815 ; married Margaret Waldo [bdiccg']. 

i. Ebenezer, born Mch. 23, 1775; died Feb., 1862, at Hamburg, N. Y. He 
married Chloe Osborn. 

bdeb. Cornelius, son of Cornelius (Edivard, John, Cornelius) 
and Abigail (Walden) Waldo; born Mch. 21, 1741, in that part of 
Windham, Conn., which is now Scotland, baptized Mch. 29, 1741, at 
Scotland Church ; 3 died before April 15, 1804, probably at Stonington, 
Conn. He is, without much doubt, the Cornelius Waldo, a drummer 
from Canterbury, Conn., who marched to Lexington after the battle 
of Lexington and served eight days ; and also the Cornelius Waldo, a 
drummer in Capt. Wheeler's company, 8th Regiment Conn. Militia, 
who enlisted Sept. 8, 1776, and was discharged Nov. 17, 1776. 4 

He married (1), Mch. 2, 1763, at Canterbury, Elizabeth Park, 5 
whose birth, parentage and death have not been learned. She was, 

1 Grafton County Probate Records, vol. iii., p. 1. 

2 Records of Miss Harriet-Bingham Ames [bdiccgf] : " Howard Family," pp. 131-2. 
8 Windham Records : Scotland Church Records. 

4 " Connecticut in the Revolution." 6 Canterbury Records. 

bdcb] fifth GENERATION. 233 

perhaps, daughter of Robert Park of Preston, Conn. ; bapt. at First 
Church, Preston, Sept. 14, 1735. Robert Park was living at Groton, 
Conn., in 1765. * He married (2), Oct. 25, 1770, " Sybill" Button. 
This marriage was performed by Samuel Mott, justice of the peace, 
and is recorded at Preston, but was probably performed at Stonington. 
They are both called of Stonington in the record of the marriage. 
The will of Matthias Button of Preston, dated July 2, 1759, probated 
Aug. 7, 1759, names "wife Hannah" and "two grandsons of my 
beloved son Zebulon Button, deceased." The will of Hannah Button, 
widow, of Preston, dated Jan. 18, 1772, probated Feb. 10, 1772, 
names — " grandsons Matthias and Zebulon Button." 2 April 14, 1779, 
a small piece of land in Preston was conveyed by " Sybill" Waldo of 
Stonington, Matthias Button of Preston and Zebulon Button of Ston- 
ington. This deed was witnessed by Susanna Waldo, probably sister 
of Cornelius, and evidently then unmarried. 3 Zebulon, son of Matthias 
(Peter) and Hannah (Williams) Button, born Mch. 20, 1721, at 
Preston; 4 married May 27, 1742, at Preston, 5 " Sibbel Walbridge of 
Preston," who was undoubtedly the " Civill," daughter of William and 
Abigail (Larance) Wallbridge, born June 17, 1720, at Norwich, Conn. 6 
But two children are recorded as born to them; viz., Matthias and 
Zebulon, who were named in their grandparents' wills. There is no 
evidence of there having been a daughter Sibyl, and it is probable 
that, in spite of the difference in their ages, the second wife of Cor- 
nelius Waldo was the widow of Zebulon Button. 

As early as Mch. 31, 1764, Cornelius Waldo "of Canterbury" 
purchased of Hezekiah Woodward of Stonington, a tract of land 
adjoining that of Zebulon Button's heirs, in Stonington, on the borders 
of Preston. 7 In 1766, Sibbel Button bought a tract of land of which 
the bounds were not precisely defined. Apr. 20, 1774, a survey and 
agreement to fix these bounds was made as follows : — 

» Stonington, Apr. 20, 1774 Then at the Desire of M r Cornelius Waldo and 
his now wife Sibbel who was the late Sibel Button on the one part and M r 
Zadock Killam and his now Wife Hannah on the other Part, with the Assist- 
ance of Chain Men I surveyed a Certain tract of land Scituate in Stonington 
aforesaid, Containing Thirty three acres & fifty three rods, Thirty two acres 
& an half of which land was Conveyed to y e said Sybbel by Deed Executed the 
twenty fifth day of August A. D. 1766 Signed by s d Zadock & his s d wife 
Hannah as a part of their lands," etc.* 

Cornelius Waldo died intestate, and at a Court of Probate held 

» Preston Records : Preston Deeds, vol. viii., p. 279. 

» Norwich Probate Records, vols, i., p. 432 ; iv., p. 382. » Preston Deeds, vol. x., p. 34. 

* Preston Records. c Stonington Records. « Norwich Records. 

* Stonington Deeds, vol. viii., p. 27. 8 Stonington Deeds, vol. ix. t pp. 429-430. 



in Stonington, Apr. 15, 1804, "This Court Hath Granted letters of 
Administration unto John Kimball on the Estate of Cornelius Waldow 
late of Stonington Deceased." The estate was inventoried at $242.31, 
all personal, and Sept. 24, 1805, distribution was made in equal parts, 
"To Irena Ames the wife of David Ames of Fairlee in the County 
of Orange and State of Vermont, a sister and heir to s d dec d " and 
" To Susanna Wait a sister and heir to the dec d ," 1 Sibil being evidently 
dead and no children, if any had been born, of which there is no 
record, surviving. 

bdfe. Bethuel, son of Bethuel (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Lois (Munsell) Waldo; born May 23, 1751, at Tolland, Conn. ; 2 date 
of his death not learned, but family tradition says that it occurred 
about 1778 in the army. He enlisted Mch. 1, 1778, in Capt. Parson's 
company, 2nd Conn. Regiment, and was discharged July 17, 1778. 3 
When, in 1773, he and his father purchased a tract of land in East 
Windsor, Conn., he is described as " now residing in Hartford," and 
he probably removed to East Windsor soon after, since, Apr. 10, 1774, 
Bethuel Waldo, Jr., of East Windsor, conveyed to Benjamin Munsell 
of East Windsor one quarter of this same tract. 4 Nov. 18, 1774, his 
father gave him a quitclaim deed for his interest in this tract and "the 
Mantion House thereon standing," and on the same date the father 
and son conveyed to Benjamin Munsell of Willington one quarter of 
the same tract. This Benjamin Munsell was probably some relation, 
perhaps a brother, of Bethuel, Sr.'s, wife Lois. Bethuel Waldo's 
name does not appear in the list of freemen who took the oath of fidelity 
to the State, Sept. 16, 1777, at East Windsor, nor in any subsequent 
list of freemen in that town. He married, Dec. 23, 1775, at East 
Windsor, 5 Ruth Wheeler of Stafford, Conn. She was probably 
daughter of Josiah and Elisabeth Wheeler of Stafford, and is perhaps 
that daughter, born July 21, 1755, at Stafford, whose name is oblit- 
erated in the much dilapidated town records. The report, Sept. 24, 
1774, of the distribution of " the estate of Josiah Wheeler late of 
Stafford," speaks of the "widow" and names "children: Joshua 
Wheeler, Timothy Wheeler, Mary Nelson, Huldah Wheeler, Josiah 
Wheeler, Zadock Wheeler, Hezekiah Wheeler, Prissiler Wheeler and 
Ruth Wheeler." 6 The date of the marriage is perhaps an error, since 
the birth of the first child is recorded at Stafford as born the next day, 

1 Stonington Probate Records, vol. vii., pp. 219, 403. 2 Tolland Records. 

3 " Connecticut in the Revolution." 4 East Windsor Deeds, vols, i., p. 109; ii., p. 69. 

5 Records of Congregational Church : " Genealogies of Ancient Windsor," vol. ii., p. 774. 

6 Stafford Probate Records, vol. ii., p. 44. 


but more probably the birth should read 1776. No record of Mrs. 
Ruth Waldo's death has been found. 

Children of Bethuel and Ruth (Wheeler) Waldo. Born, a at Staf- 
ford, Conn., b unknown: — 

bdfe a. Sarah, born Dec. 24, 1775. Nothing further has been learned of her. 

bdfe b. Bethuel, born 1778 or '79. "Bethuel Waldo 2 d died Aug. 28. 1805," 
at Ellington, Conn. 1 He is buried in the Ellington Cemetery, the inscrip- 
tion on his gravestone being as follows : — 

"In Memory of Mr | Bethuel Waldo who | died Aug 1 18 th | 
1805 in the 27 th | year of his age | One thing is needful." 

bdfi. Henry, son of Bethuel (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Lois (Munsell) Waldo; born Jan. 14, 1762, at Tolland, Conn.; died 
Nov. 13, 1828, at Coventry, Conn. 2 He enlisted Mch. 1, 1778, in 
Capt. Hinckley's company, 2d Conn, line regiment and was discharged 
July 17, 1778; he again enlisted, June 2, 1780, in the 4th regiment 
and was discharged Dec. 10, 1780. 3 He was an extensive landholder 
in Bolton, Tolland, East Windsor and Coventry, and many deeds are 
on record both to and from him in those towns. He appears to 
have lived in Bolton from 1785 to 1792, when he removed to East 
Windsor, where he remained until about 1798, when he removed back 
to Bolton ; but in 1807 he is called of Coventry, in 1812 of Bolton, and 
in 1813 and '19 of Tolland. His farm probably extended into all 
those towns and he was called of either indifferently. 4 He married, 
at Bolton, probably, but no record of the marriage has been found, 
Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Hammond) Tucker of 
Bolton; born Dec. 31, 1762, at Bolton; 5 died July 28, 1829, at 
Coventry, aged 65 say Coventry Church Records, but her gravestone 
says aged 66. " Waldos in America" says she died Jan. 25, 1829. 
Henry Waldo and his wife are buried in the cemetery at North Coven- 
try, Conn. The following are the inscriptions on their gravestone : — 

" On the right of this stone | lie the remains of | Henry Waldo j 
who died | Nov. 13, 1828 | Aged G7 years | Also on the left | his 
wife I Hannah Waldo 1 who died | July 28, 1829 | Aged 66 years." 

» Ellington Records. * Tolland Records : Coventry Records. 

a " Connecticut in the Revolution." 

* Bolton Deeds, vols, vii., pp. 110, 125, 176, 268, 298, 334; viii., p. 333: Tolland Deeds, vols, 
ix., p. 43; xii., pp. 175, 253; xiii., p. 563: East Windsor Deeds, vols, vi., p. 172; vii., pp. 11, 
34, 56, 83; viii., p. 164; ix., pp. 52, 279; x., p. 110: Ellington Deeds, vol. iii., p. 130. 

5 Bolton Records : " Waldos in America " says 1763. 


Children of Henry and Hannah (Tucker) Waldo. 1 Born, a-d at 
Bolton ; e at East Windsor, Conn. ; /, g unknown : — 

bdfi a. Clarissa, born Oct. 29, 1784. 

bdfi b. Patty, born Feb. 20, 1787. 

bdfi c. Sophia, born July 27, 1789; died Oct. 11, 1806, at South Coventry. 

bdfi d. Lemuel, born May 4, 1792. 

bdfi e. Fanny, born Nov. 10, 1794. 

bdfif. Julia, born Sept. 29, 1798; died Oct. 1, 1801, probably at Bolton. 

bdfi g. Julius, born July 11, 1802; died Oct. 14, 1806, at South Coventry. 

bdf k. Ezra, son of Bethuel (Edward, John, Cornelius) and Lois 
(Munsell) Waldo; born Sept. 20, 1765 or '66, 2 probably in that part 
of Windsor, Conn., which is now Ellington ; died Dec. 20, 1842, at 
Ellington, aged 76 years. 3 But little has been learned of him, and 
that little is of an unsatisfactory nature. That he was son of Bethuel 
is not absolutely proved, but it is perhaps sufficiently established by 
family tradition and the fact that, Apr. 22, 1700, Ezra Waldo of 
Ellington gave a life interest to Bethuel Waldo and Lois Waldo of 
Ellington, to a farm of sixteen acres and the buildings thereon in 
Ellington, which he, Ezra, purchased Apr. 22, 1788, of Asa Water- 
man of Norwich. The latter deed is witnessed by Frederick Waldo. 
Why Bethuel' s third son should have been the one to provide for 
him in his old age does not appear. In 1793 and '94, Ezra seems to 
have suffered financial distress, and, Mch. 28, 1793, and May 23, 
'94, the sheriff levied on land of his in Ellington, and in the return 
of the writ reported that Waldo was out of the State. These lands he 
redeemed Feb. 12 and 13, 1795, being then called of Ellington; though 
his children, born between 1792 and '99, are recorded at Tolland, 
Conn, Feb. 15, 1796, Bethuel Waldo and Lois Waldo, his wife, " of 
Ellington," gave a quitclaim deed to Ezra Waldo of Ellington for the 
sixteen acres and buildings thereon in Ellington, previously referred to. 
This deed was witnessed by Frederick Waldo and Eunice Waldo. 
Jan. 8, 1790, the committee of the town of Ellington, appointed to 
sell common lands, sold to Ezra Waldo of Ellington land in that town 
for £48. No further deeds are on record to or from him until May 2, 
1833, when he bought ten acres of Lyman Foster for $150.60, and 
May 11, 1833, when he bought eight acres of the School Society of 
Ellington for $150. Oct. 24, 1834, he conveyed to his son Sanford- 

1 Bolton Records : Coventry Records : Mrs. Fanny ( Waldo) West's [bdfie] Bible : Records 
of First Church, Coventry. 
* Records of Mrs. Emily-Dart (Waldo) Curtis [bdfkfb]. 
3 Records of Lucius -Hull Waldo [bdfkdc]. 


Emerson Waldo of Ellington, for $700, twelve acres in Ellington with 
a house and barn thereon, and on the same date Sanford-E. Waldo 
gave him a life lease of the same property for the same amount. 1 The 
following deeds, recorded in Tolland, seem to show that there was 
another Ezra Waldo living in Ellington, who was, perhaps, his 
nephew, son possibly of Bethuel, Jr. As there is no other evidence of 
the existence of such a nephew, perhaps a mistake was made in calling 
him "2d." and "Jr." Nov. 29, 1817, " P^zra Waldo, 2d. of Elling- 
ton " bought two acres of land in Tolland. Jan. 8, 1818, " Ezra 
Waldo, Jr. of Ellington" bought land in Tolland. Mch. 25, 1819, 
the same sold land in Tolland. Sept. 3, 1824, "Ezra Waldo, Jr., 
late of Ellington, now of Mt. Pleasant, Wayne Co., Pa.," bought land 
in Tolland, which he sold Jan. 28, 1832. 2 Ezra Waldo was admitted 
as freeman and sworn Sept. 19, 1803. 

He married, Jan., 1792, place unknown, 3 Prudence (or Parmelia) 
Emerson; born Aug. 15, 1776 ; 4 died Aug. 30, 1834, at Ellington. 5 
She is called " Prudence " in the birth records of Tolland and Elling- 
ton, yet in the record of her death she is called u Mrs. Parmelia 
Waldow," and as she had two daughters named Pamela, it may be 
that her name was Parmelia (or Pamela) and not Prudence. The 
family records say that she was an Emerson, but nothing is known of 
her parentage. 

Children of Ezra and Prudence (Emerson) Waldo. Born, a~d 

at Tolland ; e-g at Ellington, Conn. : — 6 

bdfk a. Sophia, born Aug. 10, 1792. 
bdfk b. Harvey, born Nov. 18, 1795. 

bdfk c. Pamela, born Aug. 8, 1797; died Nov. 7, 1806, at Ellington. 7 
bdfk d. Alvin, born Mch. 15, 1799. 
bdfk e. Eunice, born Dec. 3, 1802. 
bdfk f. Sanford-Emerson, born May 21, 1805. 

bclfkg. Pamela-Maria, born May 25, 1807; died Feb. 16-21, 1867, at Savan- 
nah, Ga., unmarried. 8 

bdfl. Frederick, son of Bethuel (Edivard, John, Cornelius) and 
Lois (Munsell) Waldo; born Sept. 5, 1769, at Stafford, Conn.; 9 died 
1827, at Vevay, Ind., " aged 56 years." He removed from Connecti- 
cut to Marietta, O., in 1796, making the journey on horseback. He 

i Ellington Deeds, vols, i., pp. 156, 240; ii., pp. 234, 261, 272; iii., 149, 152; ix., pp. 91, 207. 
* Tolland Deeds, vols, xiii., pp. 262, 483; xiv., p. 169; xv., p. 409; xvi., p. 332. 
3 Records of Lucius-Hull Waldo [bdfkdc] and Mrs. Emily-Dart (Waldo) Curtis [bdfkfb]. 
Other family records say 1790. * Ibid. 5 Ellington Records, 
e Tolland and Ellington Records. 7 Ellington Records. 
» Records of Mrs. Mary-Eunice ( Copp ) Wilbur [bdfkea]. » Stafford Records. 


is said to have taken with him, as a gift from Gen. Israel Putnam's 
family to Aaron- Waldo Putnam [dhec], two saddle-bags filled with 
fruit seeds and scions ready for grafting. These are thought to have 
been the first seeds and scions taken to Ohio for cultivation. He 
settled on a farm at Marietta, and remained there until about 1813, 
when he removed to the new settlement at Vevay, Ind., where he 
passed the remainder of his life. His family, in Connecticut, lost all 
trace of him, but it has always been tradition among the younger 
members that Frederick went West; and, while there is no positive 
proof that the Frederick who died at Vevay was son of Bethuel [bdf] , 
his age at death corresponds so nearly with what would have been the 
age of the latter, that there is little doubt that the two are identical. 
It has been thought by some that the Frederick Waldo of Vevay was 
son of Daniel and Lois (Dana) Waldo [dhd~], but family tradition 
asserts that their son Frederick died in infancy. 

Mr. Waldo was married about 1797 at Marietta. His wife's name 
was Minerva. Nothing whatever has been learned of her. 1 

Children of Frederick and Minerva Waldo: — 

bdfl a. Luther, died 1797, at Marietta. 

bdflb. Otis, born 1798-9. 

bdfl c. Abigail, died 1814, at Vevay. 

bdfl d. Sylvanus, died 1817, at Vevay. 

bdfl e. Minerva, died 1820, at Vevay. 

bdflf. Miriam, died 1820, at Vevay. 

bdfl g. Frederick, died 1829, at Vevay. 

bdfl h. Roxa, died 1827, at Vevay. 

bdfl i. Jeremiah, died 1828, at Vevay. 

bdfl j. Abigail-R., married a Mr. Petit, and died 1846, at Ghent, Ky. 

bdia. Cyprian, son of Zacheus (Edivard, John, Cornelius) and 
Talitha (Kingsbury) Waldo; born Nov. 13, 1747, at Windham, 
Conn. ; 2 died July 8, 1797, at Sharon, Conn. 3 He removed from 
Windham to Sharon, where his children were born. He married 
Hannah, daughter of David (Joshua, John, William) and Lydia 
(Carey) Ripley of Windham; born Feb. 23, 1750, at Windham; 4 
died June 27, 1813, and is buried at Spencer's Corner, town of North 
East, Dutchess County, N. Y. Her gravestone reads as follows : — 

"Hannah Waldo consort of Cyprian Waldo died June 27, 1813, sb. 63." 

She is named in her father's will, dated Jan. 8, 1779, probated 

1 Records of Frederick- Jeremiah Waldo [bdflbc']. 

1 Windham Records. 3 Records of Frederick- Augustus Waldo [bdilc] and George 
Waldo [bdiki]. * Windham Records: " Ripley Genealogy," p. 12. 


Mch. 17, 1781 ; but no mention is made of her husband. In the early 
records of Windham he is called " Ziporan." Mr. Waldo probably 
removed to Sharon in 1771, for, Dec. 17, 1771, he purchased of Gurdon 
Hollister of Sharon, for £181, the farm or "Home Lott," on which 
he afterwards lived, and which he conveyed, May 3, 1797, to his son 
Bradford, "for Love & Personal affection which I have and do bear 
to my Son Bradford Waldo." Feb. 10, 1800, Hannah Waldo of 
Sharon quitclaimed to Bradford Waldo, for $5, all her right "to the 
farm of Land whereon the said Bradford and myself now live . . . 
with a Dwelling House and other Buildings thereon, being the same 
Premises of which a lease for life was heretofore executed by said 
Bradford to me and my late Husband Cyprian Waldo deceased." l 
The will of Cyprian Waldo of Sharon was dated May 6, 1797, and 
probated Aug. 30, 1797 ; by it he provides : — 

" First all my Just Debts to be settled & paid then I will & bequeath to my 
Son Alfred Waldo the Sum of Five Shillings over & above what I have 
allready done for him to be paid oue year after my Deceass. to my Sun 
Bradford Waldo I give Five Shillings to be paid in one Year after my 
Decease. I give to my Son David Ripley Waldo five Shillings over & above 
what I have allready done for him to be paid in one Year after my Decease. 
I give my Sun Zacheus Waldo five shillings over & above what I have clone 
for him in an other way to be paid when he shall arrive to the Age of Twenty 
one years. To my dauter Ora Waldo I give five Shillings to be paid when she 
shall arrive at the age of eighteen years. All the rest & residue of my Estate 
both Real & personal that I shall die possessed of I give to my affectionate 
Wife Hannah Waldo." 2 

Children of Cyprian and Hannah (Ripley) Waldo. Born at Sharon, 
Conn. : — 3 

bdia a. Alfred, born Apr. 14, 1772. 

bdia b. Bradford, born Dec. 30, 1773, bapt. Jan. 7, 1793. He went to Ohio, 

married, and had children, but nothing has been learned of them. 
bdia c. Lydia, born Nov. 28, 1775, bapt. Jan. 7, 1793 :— 

"Lydia | dau'r to Cyprian | & Hannah Waldo | died May 4 

1790 | J3 15." 4 

bdia d. David-Ripley, born July 24, 1778, bapt. Jan. 7, 1793. 
bdia e. Zacheus, born Nov. 27, 1780, bapt. Jan. 7, 1793. 
bdiaf. Harriet, born 1783 :— 

"Harriet Waldo, | Daughter of Mr | Cyprian and Mrs | 

Hannah Waldo, Died | with the small-pox | Dec. 18, 1784 m \ 

1 year." 5 

bdiag. Ora, born Apr. 1, 1788. 

1 Sharon Deeds, vols, vii., p. 27; xii., p. 66; xiii., p. 522. 

2 Sharon Probate Records, vol. viii., p. 476. 3 Sharon Records. 
4 Gravestone at Sharon. 5 Gravestone at Sharon. 


bdib. Ruth, daughter of Zacheus (Edward, John, Cornelius) 
and Talitha (Kingsbury) Waldo; born Nov. 28, 1748, at Windham, 
Conn.; died Dec. 27, 1834, at Windham. She married, Dec. 13, 
1769, at Windham. Ebenezer, son of Henry (John, Thomas, Samuel) 
and Elizabeth (Church) Bass of Windham; born Oct. 26, 1746, at 
Windham; died Mch. 6, 1814, at Windham. 1 He was a farmer and 
a respected citizen of Windham. He bore the title of captain. They 
are buried in the old burying-ground at Windham, the inscription on 
Capt. Bass's gravestone being evidently wrong. The inscriptions 
follow : — 

«« Capt Ebenezer Bass died | Mch. 16 1817 in the 69 th | Year of 
his age " 

"In | Memory of | Mrs Ruth Bass | relict of | Capt | Ebenezer 
Bass | who died | Dec. 27, 1834 | aged 88 years." 

Children of Ebenezer and Ruth (Waldo) Bass. Born at Windham, 
Conn. :— 2 

a. Eleazer, born Sept. 4, 1770; died 1859 at Edmeston, N. Y., to which place 

he is said to have removed soon after his marriage. He married, Dec. 
18, 1794, Desire, daughter of Asahel ( Joseph, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Desire (Ames) Allen of Canterbury, Conn.; born Mch. 19, 1774, at 
Canterbury. 3 

Children, born at Edmeston, probably :— 4 

a. Asahel, born 1796. 

b. Ruth, born 1798. 

c. Lucretia, born 1801. 

d. Ebenezer, born 1803. 

e. Lucy, born 1805. 

/. Eleazer, born 1808. 
g. Desire, born 1810. 

b. Joseph, born Apr. 17, 1772; died about 1850 in Pennsylvania, to which 

State he removed after 1802. 5 He married, Dec. 30, 1795, at Windham, 6 
Lucy, daughter of Jason (John, Samuel, John, William) and Lucy (Peck) 
Gager of Windham; born Jan. 31, 1774, at Windham. 7 Three of his 
children are recorded at Windham. He may have had others in Penn- 

Children, born at Windham: — 

a. Mary, born Apr. 6, 1798. 

b. Sarah, born Dec. 14, 1799. 

c. Jason, born Mch. 2, 1802. 

1 Windham Records : Gravestones. 3 Windham Records. 
3 Weaver's " History of Ancient Windham." * " Allen- Witter Families." 
5 Weaver's " History of Ancient Windham." « Scotland Church Records. 
7 Windham Records. 


c. Joel, born Men. 4, 1774. He removed to Williamstown, Vt. He married, 

Dec. 22, 1796, probably at Windham, Mary, daughter of Aaron and 
Eunice (Flynt) Martin of Windham; born Oct. 8, 1777. He was living at 
Williamstown in 1S68 with his son [a] J.-M. Bass. He was active in 
politics and held several offices of trust. He was of a strong mind and 
vigorous constitution. 1 

d. Bela, born Jan. 16, 1776; died at Middlebury, Vt. He studied medicine 

with Dr. Sumner of Westfield, Mass., and removed to Middlebury, where 
he became a successful physician. He married, at Westfield, Phila 
Mosely. 2 

Child :— 

a. William. 

e. Talitha, bom Apr. 2, 1778; died Feb. 26, 1864. She married, Dec. 14, 

1797, at Windham, Conn., 3 Kufus, son of Andrew ( Ebenezer, Josiah, 
John) and Jane (Bennet) Burnham of Hampton, Conn.; born Jan. 10, 
1774, at Hampton; died July 10, 1829, probably at Williamstown, Vt., 
where he had lived. 4 He is said to have been insane for several years. 

Children, born at Williamstown :— 5 

a. Ebenezer, born Oct. 13, 1798. 

b. Lydia, born Feb. 1, 1800; died Sept. 10, 1800. . 

c. Sophia, born May 27, 1801. 

d. Kufus, born July 13, 1803; died Mch., 1829. 

e. Laura, born Apr. 21, 1805. 

/. Eunice, born Aug. 19, 1780; died Apr. 30, 1861, at Canterbury, Conn. 6 
She married, Sept. 12, 1799, probably at Windham, Ebenezer, son of Asa 
(Ebenezer, Ebenezer, Josiah, William) and Joanna (Kinne) Witter of 
Canterbury; born March 13, 1778, at Canterbury; died 1833, at Canter- 
bury, where he had lived. He was a farmer. Eunice Witter's will, 
dated Oct. 3, 1855, probated May 21, 1860, names all of her children, and 
speaks of her late husband. 7 The births of their children are recorded 
at Canterbury. "Allen-Witter Families," p. 225, gives them Nathan, born 
1802, died 1804, and omits John. 

Children, born at Canterbury : — 

a. Asa, born Oct. 4, 1800. 

b. William, born May 1, 1804. See bdihn. 

c. Lyman, born Sept. 26, 1807. 

d. Ruth, born April 8, 1810. 

e. John, born Sept. 27, 1812. 
/. Joanna, born April 8, 1816. 

g. Nathan, born Apr. 15, 1782; died Oct. 8, 1856, at Scotland, Conn. 8 
He lived in that part of Windham which is now Scotland. He 
was a farmer. He married (1), Mch. 27, 1822, at Windham, Nancy, 
daughter of Major Waterman Clift of Windham; born Feb. 9, 1791, at 
Windham; died Nov. 23. 1834, at Scotland, " in great peace of mind with 
a fair prospect of a better country after lingering nearly three years." 
He married (2), Mch. 28, 1838, at Windham, Mrs. Laura (Paine) Fisher, 
widow of Rev. Jesse Fisher, pastor of the Scotland Church. She died 

1 Windham Records : " Vermont Historical Gazetteer," vol. ii., p. 1153. 

2 " History of Ancient Windham." 3 Windham Records. 

* " Burnham Family," 1884, pp. 198, 218. 5 Ibid.: Williamstown Records. 
e Canterbury Records. 7 Canterbury Probate Records, vol. iii., p. 121. 
8 Gravestone at Scotland. 



in the West at the home of a daughter by her first husband, having long 
survived Mr. Bass. 1 

Children, born at Windham : — 2 

a. Charles, born Jan. 15, 1825. 

b. Lucia- Ann, born Apr. 19, 1826. 

c. Waterman-Clift, born July 1 , 1827. 

d. Waldo, born Oct. 3, 1828. 

h. Ebenezer, born July 1, 1784; died Feb. 28, 1875, at Scotland, Conn. 3 He 
was a farmer living in that part of Windham which is now Scotland. 
He married, Mch. 27, 1811, probably at Windham, Sarah, daughter of 
Neil McCurdy of New Brunswick; born about 1790; died Sept. 24, 1850, 
at Campobello Island, Me., " aged 60 years." 4 She is said to have come 
to Windham with an aunt. Mr. and Mrs. Bass are buried in the Palmer- 
town burying-ground in Scotland. 

Children, born at Windham : — 5 

a. William-McCurdy, born Jan. 11, 1812. 

b. Ruth, j born Dec 15> lgl3 

c. George, J 

d. Edwin, born Jan. 28, 1816. 

e. Henry, born Nov. 24, 1817. 

/. Susan, born Sept. 30, 1819 ; died Sept. 15, 1822. 

g. Sarah-Ann, born Dec. 1, 1821. 

h. Nathan, born Feb. 14, 1824. 

i. Harriet, born Apr. 20, 1826. 

j. Clinton, born Mch. 14, 1828. 

k. Lucian, born Mch. 15, 1830. 

L Charlotte, born Aug. 2, 1833. 

i. John, born Oct. 22, 1786; died Sept. 29, 1865, at Scotland, Conn. 6 He was 
a farmer and Jived in that part of Windham which is now Scotland. He 
and his wives are buried in the Scotland burying-ground. He married 
(I), Sept. 14, 1814, at Windham, Eunice, daughter of Gurdon Tracy of 
Windham; born about 1795, at Windham; died Nov. 12, 1820, at Wind- 
ham, "aged 25 years." He married (2), Apr. 25, 1821, at Windham, 
Mrs. Betsey, widow of Elijah Martin of Windham and daughter of 
Eleazer Smith; born about 1795; died Jan. 9, 1837, at Windham, " set. 
42 yrs." He married (3), Feb. 11, 1838, at Windham, Mrs. Maria, 
widow of Thomas-Chaplin Tracy of Windham who died Jan. 17, 1837, 
at Windham, and daughter of Ephraim Safford of Canterbury, Conn. 
She was born June, 1800, and died Oct. 15, 1886, at Scotland, " Aged 86 
yrs. 4 mos." 7 

Children, 8 by first wife, born at Windham :— 
o. Maria, born Feb. 22, 1816. 

b. Lydia, born Nov. 4, 1817. 

c. Susan, born July 6, 1819. 

By second wife, born at Windham : — 

d. Eunice, born Sept. 25, 1822. 
c. Nancy, born Dec. 21, 1823. 
/. Cornelia, born Dec, 1825. 

1 Family Bible of Waterman-Clift Bass. 2 Ibid. 3 Scotland Records. * Gravestone. 

5 Windham Records. 6 Scotland Records : Gravestone says 30th. 

7 Windham Records : Scotland Records : Gravestones. 8 Windham Records. 


g. Egbert, born Jan. 29, 1828. 
h. Ellen. 

i. John, born Aug., 1832; died Dec. 24, 1833. » 
j. Edgar, born Sept. 13, 1834. 
By third wife, born at Windham : — 
k. Jane. 

j. Lydia, born Nov. 13, 1788; 2 died Jan. 7, 1821, at Lisbon, Conn. She mar- 
ried, May 28, 1818, at Lisbon, Ebenezer, son of Pratt (Asahel, Joseph, 
Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) and Rhoda (Witter) Allen of Canterbury, Conn. ; 
born Nov. 28, 1792, at Canterbury; died Oct. 14, 1844, at Lisbon. He lived 
at Lisbon and was deacon. His first wife was Eliza Bingham and his third 
wife was Harriet Morgan (see bdihJi) . By his first wife he had one child, 
and by his third wife six children. 3 

Children, born at Lisbon : — 

a. Lydia -Elizabeth, born Mch. 28, 1819. 

b. Olive-Paine, born Sept. 21, 1820; died Jan. 6, 1821. 

k. Zacheus, born Feb. 18, 1791 ; 4 died at Middlebury, Vt. He was a physician 
and lived at Middlebury. He married, probably at Windham, Susan, 
daughter of Samuel and Lucy (Rudd) Dorrance of Windham [bdida], 
and had a son and daughter. The latter, Mrs. Mary Sheldon, was living 
not long ago at Middlebury. 

bdic. John, son of Zacheus (Edivard, John, Cornelius) and 
Talitha (Kingsbury) Waldo; born Apr. 22, 1750, at Windham, 
Conn. ; 5 died May 9, 1786, at Coventry, Conn. 6 He became a sur- 
geon and settled in Coventry. He is probably the John Waldo who 
marched from Pomfret, Conn., after the battle of Lexington and 
served nine days. 7 In the fall of 1775 he was connected with Col. 
Jedediah Huntiugton's regiment as surgeon for a period of two 
months. Col. Huntington, in a letter to Gov. Jona. Trumbull, dated 
" Camp in Roxbury, Sept. 6, 1775," says: — "Doctor Waldo of Cov- 
entry has been here some time at my desire administering to the sick. 
His assistance has been much needed . . . Waldo will expect some- 
thing to depend on upon the pecuniary score if he continues any 
longer." 8 "At a meeting of the Governor and Council of Safety 
etc. Holden Thursday 2d November A. D. 1775. A motion by Dr. 
Jno Waldo of Coventry (and recommended by Col. Jed. Huntington 
&c.) improved two months from 14 August to 14 October last as a 
doctor, chiefly in Col. Huntington's regiment when they were very 
sick, and that he has expended £6 in said service for subsistence &c ; 

x Gravestone. 2 Birth not recorded at Windham. 

8 Weaver's " History of Ancient Windham " : Lisbon Records: Hanover Church Rec- 
ords : Canterbury Records : Allen Family Records at Hanover, Conn. 

4 " History of Ancient Windham " : Birth not recorded at Windham. 

5 Windham Records : Family Records say Apr. 14. • Gravestone. 

7 " Connecticut in the Revolution." 

8 " Mass. Hist. Society's Collections," 4th ser., vol. ix., p. 501. 


and in consideration this Board do allow said Dr. Waldo the sum of 
thirteen pounds, which is £4 per month, and £5 for said expenses; 
and that an order be drawn accordingly. And an order was drawn 
accordingly and delivered him." * 

In the following year, 1776, he served as surgeon in the seventeenth 
regiment Connecticut Continentals, which fought in the battle of Long 
Island and was disbanded Dec. 31, 1776. 2 Miss Lamed erroneously 
calls him a private. 3 Two letters to his parents, written during this 
campaign, have been preserved : — 

" N. York 3 d Aug* 1776 
Hon d Parents 

In the greatest hurry of business I have stole a few minutes after nine 
o'clock at night just to inform you that a kind and indulgent Providence con- 
tinues me yet in good health — Joseph has had a slight turn of the Dysentery 
or Camp distemper, but is better. Sickness prevails greatly in camp : about an 
hundred and eighty are now unfit for duty in Col. Huntingtons Reg 1 : in some 
others upwards of two hundred. Hitherto the sickness has not proved very 
mortal : four have died belonging to this Reg 1 since we came to New York, 
one of which I had the care of. — We have got in pretty good readiness to 
receive the enemy : great numbers of recruits have arrived and are still arriv- 
ing. The two ships belonging to the enemy which went up the North River 
still continue there ; our row gallies have been in pursuit of them and had an 
engagement yesterday of about two hours and a half. They damaged one of 
our gallies considerably : killed one man, mortally wounded another — 9 others 
were slightly wounded. They design soon to make another attack — But 
being fatigued & tired, must bid you adieu, hoping you will let us have intelli- 
gence from you as often as possible. 

I remain, your dutiful Son 

John Waldo 
Please to present my love to all my friends and brothers and sisters. 

J. W." 

11 Camp at New York Sept. 9, 1776. 

Hon d Parents : 

I have the pleasure to acquaint you, that through divine Goodness I 
have regained my health so that I am now tolerably well. Joseph remains 
very sick ; has declined considerably since the last I wrote. It is doubtful 
whether he will recover tho' I yet hope he may do well. I have been so for- 
tunate as to get him into a place where he is taken good care of and has a 
good bed. Should his life yet be spared when he has recovered strength so 
as to be able to ride, no doubt it will be best to remove him into the country, 
or home, for which purpose some of your assistance will be necessary. 

I shall leave it with you whether it will be best for you to take this trouble 
upon uncertainties or not — As to public affairs there has nothing new hap- 
pened very special since my last — The loss our Regiment met with on the 
Island you have no doubt heard of : 220 is the number missing— lost in that 
action in our Regiment, among which is our 1/ Col; Surgeons Mate, Adjutant, 
6 Captains 12 Subalterns and almost all the Sergeants of the Reg 1 . We are 
now left without any field officer that is well, and but one captain : however 
we hope that almost all that are missing are taken captive. We expect an attack 
from the enemy every day or hour, our fortitude yet remains & we hope with a 

1 " Colonial Records of Connecticut," vol. xv., p. 176. 

9 " Connecticut in the Revolution." 

8 " Hist, of Windham County," vol. ii., p. 165. 


common blessing; to be able to make a noble stand & be a means of saving our 
country yet — a righteous God grant that we may prosper. 
Must conclude, subscribing myself 

Your very dutiful and affect Son 

John Wai,do. 
Mr Zacheus Waldo &c." 

The will of John Waldo of Coventry, dated Mch. 4, 1786, probated 
June 27, 1786, names — " Wife Lucy" to whom he leaves his " Physi- 
cal books, medicines and medical appliances," and sons, Lyman, John, 
Horatio, Joseph, Erastus and Orson. In the division of his estate, 
Mch. 28, 1793, the widow and all the sons except Orson had the 
property. 1 

Dr. Waldo and his son Orson were buried in a now long-unused 
private burying-ground in Coventry. The stones, but not the bodies, 
were removed, many years after, to the South burying-ground. Dr. 
Waldo's gravestone bears the following inscription : — 

"In Memory of 
esteemed an honest and able 
physician, who in y e various 
connections of life, discharged 
the duties of a Christian in 
such a manner as afforded 
a happy retrospect thro a 
lingering consumption & 
on May 9 th a. d. 1786, in y 
37 th year of his age calm- 
ly resigned his breath. He 
left a widow & five sons to 
lament the loss of a friend 
indeed . 

Earth's highest station ends 
in » Here he lies ' 

And 'dust to dust' concludes 
her noblest song." 

Dr. John Waldo married, Aug. 19, 1773, at Coventry, 2 Lucy, 
daughter of Dr. Elijah (Jonathan, Richard, Richard, Richard) and 
Esther (Clark) Lyman of Coventry; born July 16, 1756, at 
Coventry ;3 died July 11, 1826, at Newark Valley, Tioga County, 

» Windham Probate Records, vols, xii., p. 45; xiii., p. 252. » Coventry Records. 

s " Lyman Genealogy," p. 194: " Loomis Genealogy, Female Branches," vol. i., p. 335. 


N. Y. 1 She married (2), date not learned, Doctor, or Colonel, 
Simeon Smith of Ashford, Conn., who died not long after their 
marriage, and whose daughter Abigail married Lyman Waldo 
[bdica]. They had a daughter Lucy, born July 25, 1794, who is 
said to have married Rev. Mr. Johns, a clergyman of Canandaigua, 
N. Y. After Dr. Smith's death his widow went to live with her son 
Lyman, at Newark Valley. 2 

Children of John and Lucy (Lyman) Waldo. Born at Coventry, 
Conn. : — 3 

bdic a. Lyman, born July 8, 1774. 
bdic b. John, born Jan. 27, 1776. 
bdic c. Horatio, born Mch. 5, 1778. 
bdic d. Joseph, born Apr. 7, 1780. 
bdic e. Erastus, born Nov. 11, 1782. 
belief. Orson, born Nov. 18, 1784; 4 died Mch. 26, 1786, at Coventry. 5 

bdid. Eunice, daughter of Zacheus (Edivard, John, Cornelius) 
and Talitha (Kingsbury) Waldo; born Feb. 12, 1753, at Windham, 
Conn. ; died Oct. 6, 1844, at Scotland, Conn. 6 She married Dec. 23, 
1771, at Windham, William, son of Jonathan (Nathaniel, Jonathan, 
Jonathan) and Esther (Tyler) Rudd of Windham [ beae~] ; born 
Jan. 20, 1746-7, at Windham; died Aug. 21, 1835, at Windham. 7 
He lived in that part of Windham which is now Scotland. He is 
called captain in the town records, and as his widow was, in 1840, a 
Revolutionary pensioner, he was probably engaged in the Revolutionary 
war. William Rudd and his wife Eunice are buried in the Scotland 
burying-ground, their gravestone bearing the following inscription : — 

"Capt. William Rudd J died | Aug. 21, 1835 | Aged 89 years | 
Eunice Waldo | his wife J died Oct. 6, 1844 | aged 91 years." 

Child of William and Eunice (Waldo) Rudd. Born at Windham, 
Conn. : — 8 

a. Lucy, born Dec. 15, 1773; died about 1812, at Windham. She married 
Oct. 28, 1793, at Windham, 9 Samuel Dorrance, a descendant from 
Rev. Samuel Dorrance, the first minister of Voluntown, Conn. His birth, 
parentage and death have not been learned, but he survived his wife for 
many years. They lived at Windham until her death, when he removed 
to Scotland, where he died. They are both buried in the Windham 
cemetery. 10 

1 Records of Dr. Milton Waldo [bdicbl]. 2 Ibid. 2 Coventry Records. 

4 Family Records say Oct. 18. * Records of Pharez-Gerden Waldo [bdicbfb). 

*> Windham Records : Gravestone. 7 Windham Records. 8 Ibid. 

9 Scotland Church Records. 

"Records of Mrs. Waldo Bass [bdibgd] and Mrs. Lincoln of Scotland. 


Children, born at Windham : — 

a. Eunice, married Ralph Webb, Dec. 31, 1815. 1 

b. Susan, married Zacheus Bass \bdiblc]. 

c. Mary, born Dec. 11, 1800; married Thomas Webb, Jan. 20, 1822. 

d. Harriet, died young. 

e. Willi am-Rudd, born Mch. 27, 1803. 

bdie. Elizabeth, daughter of Zacheus (Edward, John, Cornelius) 
and Talitha (Kingsbury) Waldo; born Oct,. 11, 1754, at Windham, 
Conn. ; 2 died Mch. 19, 1842, at Canaan, N. Y. 3 She married Feb. 
13, 1755, probably at Windham, Thaddeus Elmore; born Mch. 12, 
1752; died Aug. 25, 1807, at Canaan, u on Wednesday morning at 
half past six o'clock in the fifty sixth year of his age, aged 55 years 
5 months and 14 days without counting style, born 12 March old 
style." 4 Mr. Elmore was a farmer, and lived first at Sharon, Conn., 
where, Apr. 15, 1780, Thaddeus Elmer of Sharon bought of Nathaniel 
Curtice of Sharon 20 acres of land for £20; and, on the same date, 
he bought of Daniel Curtice of New Canaan, N. Y., for £157 : 10 : 0, 
two pieces of land in Sharon, with a dwelling. Jan. 23, 1783, he 
sold all his real estate in Sharon to David Harris. 5 He probably 
removed from Sharon at that time. 

Children of Thaddeus and Elizabeth (Waldo) Elmore. 6 Born, a-c 
at Windham or Sharon, Conn., d-g at Canaan, N. Y. 

a. James, born Dec. 7, 1775, Thursday; died Apr. 19, 1836, at Sherburne, 

Chenango County, N. Y. ; married Feb. 26, 1800, Lydia, daughter of John 
and Ruth Percival of Lee, Mass.; born Feb. 12, 1779, at Lee; died Sept. 
25, 1852, at Elmira, N. Y. They lived at Sherburne. He was a farmer 
and hotel-keeper. 

Children, born at Sherburne :— 

a. David, born June 25, 1801 ; died June 20, 1884. 

b. Eliza-Ann, born Sept. 22, 1805. 

b. Talitha, born Jan. 27, 1778, Tuesday; died May 18, 1867, at Canaan; 

married Abijah Lockwood of Milford, Conn.; born Jan. 18, 1775, at 
Milford; died Apr. 17, 1862, at Canaan. They lived at Canaan. He was 
a hatter. 7 

Children, born at Canaan :— 

a. Elizabeth, born May 28, i806; died Nov. 11, 1877, at Canaan. 

b. Almeria, born Nov. 8, 1808 ; died July 12, 1886, at Palmyra, N.Y. 

c. Emeline, born Apr. 19, 1811. 

d. Miranda, born Sept. 6, 1813; died Oct. 4, 1890, at Avon, N. Y. 

e. James-T., born July 9, 1817 ; died July 28, 1860, at Canaan. 

i Windham Records. 2 Ibid. 

s Family Bible of Thaddeus- Waldo Elmore, Elmira, N. Y. * Ibid. 

» Sharon Deeds, vols, viii., pp. 298, 299; ix., p. 353. 

e Family Biole and Records of Thaddeus -Waldo Elmore, Elmira, N. Y. 

» Records of Thaddeus Phillips, Palmyra, N. Y. 


c. Zaccheus-Waldo, born Apr. 13, 1781, Friday; died Aug. 10, 1865, at 

Sherburne, N. Y., where he had lived. He was married three times. His 
first wife, Miranda, died Mch. 2, 1816, in the 22nd year of her age. His 
second wife, Ann-C, died 1818, aged 37 years. His third wife, Mary-C, 
died Mch. 23, 1846, aged 65. They are all buried at Sherburne. 1 

Child, born at Sherburne : — 

a. Sanford, died in Arkansas. 

d. John, born Dec. 22, 1783, Monday; died July 23, 1873, at Oberlin, O. He 

was a merchant. He married, Oct. 24, 1810, at New Lebanon, N. Y., 
Ruth, daughter of Theodore and Rachel (Keeler) Norton of New Lebanon ; 
born at New Lebanon ; died Dec. 7, 1876, at Oberlin. They lived at De 
Ruyter, N. Y., until 1839, after that at Oberlin. 8 

Children, born, a-h at DeRuyter; i at Erieville, N. Y. : — 

a. John-Norton, born July 20, 1811 ; died May 25, 1897. 

b. Thaddeus-Okville, born Jan. 18, 1813; died May 26, 1895. 

c. Eliza-Miranda, born Aug. 31, 1816; died Mch. 4, 1887. 

d. Julia, born Apr. 17, 1820; died Feb. 9, 1851. 

e. Clara, born June 26, 1824. 

/. Willi am- Wall ace, born Aug. 2, 1826. 

g. Augustus-Dillaye, born Dec. 27, 1828. 

h. Waldo-J, born Oct. 25, 1831 ; died June 13, 1898. 

i. Mary-Jeanette, born Aug. 9, 1836. 

e. Thaddeus, born May 25, 1786, Thursday; died Nov. 15, 1861, at Canaan, 

N. Y., unmarried. 

/. William-B., born Nov. 3, 1788, Monday. He married, but had no children. 
He disappeared from home about 1861, just before his brother Thaddeus's 
death, and was never heard from again. 

g. Eliza, born Sept. 22, 1792, Saturday; died Feb. 7, 1877, at Elmira, N. Y. 
She married Sept. 23, 1817, Sylvester-Parmalee, son of Bela and Chloe 
(Griswold) Scoville of Granville, Mass.; born Apr. 4, 1791, at Granville; 
died November 10, 1859, at Olean, N. Y. He was a merchant. They 
lived at Sherburne, N. Y., for many years, and later at Corning, N. Y. 
After his death the widow removed to West Junction, N. Y. a 

Children, born at Sherburne : — 

a. William-Osmond, born July 30, 1818. 

6. Thaddeus-S, born June 13, 1820. 

c. Waldo-Elmore, born July 8, 1822; died Sept. 1, 1841. 

d. Charles-Bela, born Mch. 11, 1825; died June 2, 1877. 

bdif. Zacheus, son of Zacheus (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Talitha (Kingsbury) Waldo; born Nov. 20, 1756, at Windham, 
Conn. ; died Oct. 3, 1834, at Windham. 4 He resided in that part of 
the town of Windham which is now Scotland, and carried on a milling 
business there. Apr. 15, 1820, Ebenezer Waldo, executor of the will 
of Anna Baker of Windham, conveyed land bounded " by south 
side of the Highway from Scotland Meeting House to Zacheus Waldo's 

1 Gravestones. J Records of Mrs. Clara (Elmore) Royce \bdiede\. 
3 Records of Thaddeus-S Scoville [bdiegb]. * Windham Records. 


mills." 1 He was selectman in 1815 and delegate from Windham to 
the Constitutional Convention at Hartford in 1818. 2 He was a soldier in 
the Eevolution, and on July 23, 1832, made an application for a pension, 
which was allowed at the rate of $63.33 per annum, to commence 
Mch. 4, 1831. In his application his service is set forth as follows : — 

" 1st Campaign. He was drafted in the militia of the State of Connecticut 
in April 1775 and served at Cambridge, Mass., one month under Maj. 
Thomas. Lieut. John Kingsley commanded the company; Melatiah Bingham, 
Lieut., and Sam'l Badger, ensign. 

y 2nd Campaign. He enlisted in July 1775 and served five months at Rox- 
bury, Mass., under Col. Jedediah Huntington, John Douglas, Lieut. Col., and 
Lieut. Moses Campbell and Ensign Nathaniel Bingham. 

•'3rd Campaign. He was drafted November 1776 and served two months 
at Providence, R. I. under Capt. Jonathan Rudd, Ebenezer Lathrop Lieut., 
and Sam'l Baker, Ensign. 

11 4th Campaign. He enlisted April 1777 and was in Col. John Durkee's 
regiment, in Capt. Jedediah Hyde's company, and was taken and served as 
waiter to Major Kingsbury, Aide to Major General Joseph Spencer, eight 
months at Providence, R. I. 

" 5th Campaign. He was drafted from militia and served two months at 
New London and Groton in July and August, 1779, in Capt. Nehemiah Tinker's 
company, in Col. Experience Storr's regiment, and served for said term as 
sergeant. He resided in the town and county of Windham and State of 
Connecticut when he entered the service and has always resided in said 
Windham." 3 

For his fourth campaign he enlisted April 22, 1777, in the 4th Regi- 
ment Conn. Line and was discharged Jan. 6, 1778. 4 

He married, Apr. 12, 1781, at Windham, 5 Esther, daughter of 
Moses and Esther (Lovett) Stevens, probably of that part of Nor- 
wich, Conn., which is now Lisbon ; born June 30, 1758, at Norwich ; 6 
died Aug. 22, 1825, at Windham, " se. 67 years, 22 days." 7 In the 
division of Captain Moses Stevens's estate, May 1, 1815, "Esther 
Waldow, 2 d daughter of deceased," received her portion. 8 

The will of Zacheus Waldo, dated Oct. 13, 1834, probated 
Dec. 5, 1833 (so says the record, the dates evidently having been 
transposed in copying), names — son Zacheus, Junr., as executor 
and residuary legatee; son Levi Waldo; son Samuel-L. Waldo; 
daughter Nancy Bingham ; daughter Esther Gager ; daughter Talitha 
Abbe; two grandchildren, the children of Sophia White, deceased; 
daughter Polly White and her husband Joseph White. The inven- 
tory was $3,120.04. Receipts for legacies were signed by Samuel- 
L. Waldo; Moses-C. Abbe and Talitha Waldo; Joseph-W. White; 

i Windham Deeds, vol. xxvi., p. 188. » " Hist, of Windham County," vol. ii., pp. 414, 466. 

» U. S. Pension Rolls, 1, 16013. * " Connecticut in the Revolution." 

b Windham Records. • Norwich Records. 

» Windham Records : Family Bible: Gravestone at Scotland. Her age must be an error 
if her birth is correctly given. Her death is also recorded in Hanover Society Records, 
Sprague, Conn. 8 Norwich Probate Records, vol. xiii., p. 334, 



Levi Waldo ; Nancy Bingham ; Joseph White, guardian of Josephine- 
S. White; Jason Gager and Esther-W. Gager; Joseph White and 
Mary White. 1 Mr. and Mrs. Waldo are buried in the Scotland bury- 
ing-ground, their gravestones being inscribed as follows : — 

" In memory of | Mr | Zacheus Waldo | who died | Oct. 3, 
1834 | Aged 77 years." 

"In Memory of | Mrs. Esther | wife of | Zacheus Waldo | who 
died | Aug. 22 d 1825 | in the 68 th year J of her age." 

Children of Zacheus and Esther (Stevens) Waldo. Born at Wind- 
ham, Conn. : — 2 

bdif a. Levi, born Feb. 14, 1782. 

bdif b. Samubl-Lovett, born Apr. 6, 1783. 3 

bdif c. Nancy, born Oct 7, 1784. 4 

bdif d. Esther, born July 14, 1786. 

bdif e. Talitha, born Mch. 10, 1789. 

bdif f. Sophia, born Aug. 27, 1791. 

bdif g. Zacheus, born May 21, 1793. 

bdif h. Mary, born Oct. 4, 1795. 5 

bdig. Joseph, son of Zacheus (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Talitha (Kingsbury) Waldo; born Oct. 5, 1758, at Windham, Conn. ; 6 
died Feb. 13, 1840, at Berkshire, Tioga County, N. Y. 7 He was a 
soldier in the Revolution, being in service four different times. Jan. 
1, 1833, he made application for a pension, which was allowed at the 
rate of $41.66 per annum, to commence Mch. 4, 1831. His applica- 
tion states that he moved from the town of Windham to the town of 
Richmond, Mass., and from there to the town of Berkshire, Tioga 
Co., N. Y., where he resided for thirty- two years prior to the date of 
his application and where he then resided. His service is set forth as 
follows : — 

" He enlisted in the Continental Army in the last part of the month of May, 
or the fore part of June, in the year 1776, for six months under Capt. Joshua 
Huntington of Norwich, and, he thinks, Lieut Deming and Ensign Fanning; 
then sailed to New York and continued in the city until the American army 
was driven out of that place by the enemy; he had been extremely sick for 
three weeks before that time, and, still growing worse, was carried in a litter 
by four soldiers to the North River and put on board of a sloop which sailed 
up the river to Tarry town, and he was thence conveyed in a carriage to White 
Plains, and there continued until the enemy pursued our army to that place; 
he was then removed to Stamford where he continued until toward the close 

1 Windham Probate Records, vols, xx., p. 378; xxi., pp. 46, 47. 

2 Windham Records : Family Bible of Ralph Waldo [bdifgea]. 

3 Family Bible says Apr. 5. * Called "Amey " in Town Records. 
6 Called " Polly " in Town Records. 

6 Windham Records. T Records of Cleveland Abbe [bdi/eba]. 


of the month of November, he believes, is not certain as to the day or week, 
when his father took him in a carriage and removed him to Windham, Conn., 
the place where he enlisted. 

" In the year 1777, as he now believes, there was an expedition set on foot 
under the command of Major General Spencer to capture the British Army in 
Rhode Island by surprise in the night. General Douglas raised a brigade for 
one month ; he then enlisted for that term in the month of October in Capt. 
Abner Robinson's company, Col. Mullen's Regiment, all of Connecticut. We 
were then marched to the shore after dark two evenings in succession, the 
artillery brought to the place of embarkation and every man was ordered to 
load his gun, but the wind rose each night to such a degree that it was not 
thought safe to cross with the artillery, and troops on the Island getting 
knowledge of the expedition, it was given up. He was kept for one month 
and then dismissed. 

" In the spring of 1780, in the town of Coventry, County of Windham and 
State of Connecticut, (He was studying medicine) there was a call for six 
months' men, levies to replenish the Continental Army, and to save the officers 
of the company to which he belonged the unpleasant task of drafting, he 
volunteered and the quota from the company followed. They were then 
marched to Hartford, Farmington, Southington, Danbury, and joined the 
army in the Highlands before they left winter quarters. He was then placed 
in Capt. William Cliffs company, Col. Durkee's regiment, of which Doctor 
Adams was surgeon. Part of the time he was taken from that line and placed 
in Capt. John Buel's company in the Light Infantry, and before the campaign 
was out was remanded to Capt. Cliffs company, and continued in it until the 
army left the field and returned to winter quarters which they left in the 
spring, and the next day or soon after he was dismissed verbally by Ensign 
Glenny who had been promoted in that campaign. The campaign was spent 
in New Jersey and nothing worthy of notice fell under his observation except 
privation from lack of rations, which was sometimes severe and a number 
of times repeated; and the execution of Major Andr£, which, though not 
very near, yet was near enough to discern him when he mounted the scaffold. 
He cannot be particular as to the time when he entered or left the service. 
He thinks he served in this campaign seven months, although it was stated 
in the call for six months. 

"In the year 1781, in the said town of Coventry, as soon as the express 
could bring tidings of the destruction made at New London and Groton, the 
6th of September, Capt. Hunt's company of militia, to which he belonged, 
was called for, the distance from forty to fifty miles ; the enemy had departed 
before our arrival but as it was generally believed that Arnold had said he 
would visit Norwich, his native place, we were detained, as he fully believes, 
one month. 

"In the year 1783 he received an appointment by the Secretary of War, 
General Knox, as Surgeon of a corps of one hundred men under the command 
of Capt. Joseph Savage, stationed at Springfield, Massachusetts, at the pay 
of fifteen dollars per month; the time of this last service was twelve 
months." * 

The following extract from a letter of Joseph Waldo to his brother 
Ebenezer in reference to an application for a pension, although some- 
thing of a repetition of the preceding, seems worthy of record :— 

" Berkshire, Tioga Co., N. Y., July 24, 1832. 
(i tjtcar Brother 

I W as in actual service four different times; the first 
was in 1776 Joshua Huntington was my captain ; Enoch Baker & I believe 
Jacob Kingley were sergeants. I lived with the sergeants & corporals & was 
their cook until taken sick. The term was six months. 

iU.S. Pension Rolls, 1, 11649. 


11 the second (I forget in "what year) I enlisted for one month (to take 
Rhode Island) under Capt n Abuer Robinson 

"the third, I volunteered upon the call of the State to replenish the conti- 
nental army for the campaign of the year 1780 term six months. William 
Cleft my captain — except that I was detailed from the line and foot into the 
Light Infantry 

"There John Buell of Hebron was my captain. 

" The 4th was under Capt Elisha Hunter of Coventry when the Militia were 
called out after the burning of New London. I believe we were kept there 
two months but am not certain : we were detained longer than those who 

lived less remote Brother Zach, I think I well remember enlisted 

the first time for five months, & after that for twelve : besides being out in 
the militia at the Lexington alarm. I do not remember how long brother 

Daniel's enlistment was for After the cessation of hostilities, there 

was a corps of 100 men under the command of a captain who had enlisted for 
three years and whose term of service had but a small part of it elapsed . . . 
which was ordered to Springfield. I was at first called upon to visit the sick 
when noticed : But the Captain wishing me to visit the cantonment, I was 
put upon the establishment by Gen 1 Knox then Secretary of war at $ 15.00 per 
month, and continued in this station until the troops were removed ; which 

was for perhaps for a year & a half 

"From your affectionate 

"Joseph Waldo." 

Joseph Waldo's medical studies at Coventry were probably pursued 
under his brother John. He appears to have first practised his pro- 
fession at Springfield and probably remained there and at Windham 
until 1794, when he settled in Richmond, Mass. 1 Finding the medical 
field in that town already well filled, after a few years he gave up the 
struggle; and, Apr. 24, 1800, he sold his estate in Richmond 2 and 
removed to Berkshire, N. Y., 3 where he devoted himself to his pro- 
fession and to farming. 

He married, July 15, 1788, probably at Springfield, Mass., Anne, 
daughter of Luke (Luke, Pelatiah, Laivrence, Thomas) and Mary 
(Bliss) Bliss of Springfield; born Apr. 22, 1769, at Springfield; 4 died 
Sept. 14, 1836, at Berkshire. 5 

The will of Joseph Waldo of Berkshire, dated Dec. 2, 1823, pub- 
lished May 18, 1840, names—" wife Nancy " ; u eldest daughter Mary 
Waldo " ; " daughter Nancy Leonard " ; " son Joseph-Talcott Waldo." 
A codicil, dated Sept. 7, 1835, revokes the bequest to daughter Mary 
and gives to "her two surviving children Martin-Bliss Waldo and 
Margaret Waldo" a devise of land. The citation, dated May 18, 
1840, names — Martin-Bliss Waldo and Margaret Blood, both of 
Portage, N. Y. 6 

1 Berkshire County Deeds, vol. xxxvi., p. 434. J Ibid., vol. xxxvii., p. 28. 

» Nov. 8, 1800, Joseph Waldo of Tioga, N. Y., bought of Jonathan Edwards of Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., lot No. 304, in " Boston Ten Townships," Tioga County.— Tioga County Deeds, 
vol. iii., p. 399. * " Bliss Family," p. 75. 6 Records of Rev. Milton Waldo [bdicbl]. 

6 Surrogate's Records, Tioga County, N. Y., voi. i., p. 1. 

bdiii] FIFTH GENERATION. 2. r >3 

Children of Joseph and Anne (Bliss) Waldo. Born at Stockbridge 
or Richmond, Mass. : — ] 

bdig a. Mary, born Mch. 10, 1790; married Joseph Waldo [bdicd]. 
bdig b. Nancy-Ann, born Dec. 10, 1791. 
bdig c. Joseph-Talcott, born Aug. 28, 1794. 

bdih. Talitha, daughter of Zacheus (Edward, John, Cornelius) 
and Talitha (Kingsbury) Waldo; born Aug. 5, 1760, at Windham, 
Conn. ; 2 died Apr. 5, 1852, at Lisbon, Conn." She married, Dec. 10, 
1778, at Windham (by Rev. John Palmer of Windham), 4 John, son 
of John (Nathaniel, Thomas, Thomas) and Susanna (Burnham) 
Bingham of Norwich, Conn.; born Feb. 2, 1756, at Norwich; 5 
died Mch. 6, 1835, at Lisbon. 6 Mr. Bingham was a farmer and 
lived in that part of Norwich which was later Lisbon and is now 
Sprague, he and his wife beiug members of the Hanover Society in 
that town, which they joined Mch. 15, 1812, when they and their 
eight youngest children were baptized. 7 Mr. Bingham was captain of 
a militia company, and is on record as having served for one day at 
the Lexington alarm. 8 He was selectman of Lisbon, 1805-08 and 

Children of John and Talitha (Waldo) Bingham. Born, a-d at 
Norwich ; e-n at Lisbon, Conn. : — 9 

a. Sally, born Sept. 23, 1779 (Hanover Church Records say Sept. 22); died 

Dec. 2, 1864, at Sprague, Conn. She married, Mch. 6, 1798, at Lisbon, 
Nathan, son of Jonathan and Mercy (Chapman) Brooks of New Lon- 
don, Conn.; born Jan. 17, 1774; died Jan. 18, 1854, at Lisbon. He was 
a farmer and lived at Lisbon and was there buried. 10 

Children, born at Lisbon : — 

a. Sally, born Nov. 16, 1798. 

b. Adeline, born Apr. 12, 1800. 

c. Anson-Perkins, born Dec. 8, 1801. 

d. Abigail-Lee, born July 28, 1803. 

e. John-Henry, born June 5, 1805. 
/. Jonathan, born Nov. 3, 1811. 

b. Lydia, born June 10, 1781; died Mch. 21, 1872, at Tinmouth, Vt.' 1 She 

married, Dec. 16, 1806, at Lisbon, 12 Theophilus, son of Theophilus and 
Bethiah (Burnham) Clark of Canterbury, Conn.; born July 26, 1780, at 

1 Records of Rev. Milton Waldo [bdicbl]. 

» Windham Records. 8 Records of Edward-H. Bingham, Hartford, Conn, 
* Norwich Records : Ezra Bingham's Family Bible says Dec. 13. 
» Norwich Records : " Bingham Genealogy," p. 56: " Dudley Family," vol. ii., p. 870. 
« Lisbon Records. 7 Hanover Society Records. 8 Records of Edwin-H. Bingham. 
9 Norwich and Lisbon Records. 
« Brooks Family Bible, communicated by Mrs. Mary-M.-L. Chesebro, Putnam, Conn. 

11 Gravestone at Tinmouth. 

» Hanover Church Records : Tinmouth Records. Some family records say Jan. 10, 1807. 


Canterbury; died Oct. 31, 1877, at Tinmouth. 1 He was a physician and 
lived at Tinmouth where he had a successful practice, which he continued 
until his ninetieth year. 

Children, born at Tinmouth : — a 

a. Emily, born Sept. 15, 1808; died Jan. 20, 1884. 3 

b. Talitha-Waldo, born Feb. 14, 1810; died May 1, 1894. 

c. Lydia-Bingham, born Jan. 31, 1812; died Jan. 25, 1855. K 

d. Philetus-Perkins, born Dec. 31, 1813; died Mch. 4, 1892. 

e. Elizabeth, born May 11, 1817; died Feb. 14, 1887. 
/. Ruth, born Feb. 11, 1820; died Oct. 11, 1895. 

g. Charles-Cotesworth-Pinckney, born Mch. 20, 1822; died Jan. 

11, 1899. 
h. Helen, born Jan. 31, 1824. 
i. Sarah-Brooks, born June 17, 1820. 

c. Charles, born June 26, 1783 (Family Bible says June 20); died Nov. 22, 

1783, at Norwich. (Family Bible says Nov. 15.) 

d. Susannah, born Nov. 30, 1784 (Hanover Church Records say Dec. 30); 

died May 1, 1868, at Ellsworth, O. She married, Mch. 31, 1805, at Lisbon 
(Family Bible says Mch. 28), William, son of Gamaliel (David, Joshua, 
William) and Elizabeth (Hubbard) Ripley of Windham, Conn.; born 
May 27, 1782, probably at Windham; died Dec. 7, 1860, probably at Ells- 
worth, to which place they removed in 1806. 5 

Children, born at Ellsworth :— 6 

a. Adeline, born Nov. 15, 1806. 

b. Edwin, born May 15, 1809. 

c. Emily, born May 10, 1811. 

d. Susan, born Sept. 12, 1813. 

e. Hervey, born Feb. 23, 1816. 
/. William, born July 9, 1818. 

g. John-Bingham, born Apr. 16, 1824. 

e. Talitha, born Dec. 7, 1786; died May 3, 1787, at Lisbon. 7 

/. Nancy, born Apr. 25, 1788; died Jan. 4, 1825, at Hanover, Conn. She 
married Mch. 10, 1812, 8 at Lisbon, William, son of Rev. Andrew and 
Eunice (Hall) Lee of Lisbon; born Aug. 15, 1785, at Lisbon; died Mch. 
24, 1871, at Sprague, Conn. Nancy, wife of William Lee, was admitted 
to the Hanover Society May 16, 1813. Mr. Lee married (2), Nov. 15, 
1825, at Mansfield, Conn., Sally, daughter of Samuel and Persis (How) 
Storrs of Mansfield; born Feb. 22, 1791, at Mansfield; died Dec. 6, 1838, 
leaving two children: — William-Storrs and Samuel-Henry. Mr. Lee 
married (3), May 27, 1840, at Lisbon, Miss Thankful Ayer of North 
Stonington, Conn. 9 

Children, born at Lisbon : — 

a. Elizabeth- Williams, born Mch. 17, 1813. 

b. Eunice-Hall, born Dec. 4, 1815. 

c. Nancy, born Sept. 19, 1817. 

1 Gravestone at Tinmouth. 

8 First three only recorded: Records of Miss Emily-Clark Rice, Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

3 Gravestone at Tinmouth. * Ibid. 5 " Ripley Family Memorial." 6 Ibid. 

7 Family Bible : Hanover Church Records say Apr. 27, 1787. 

8 Family Bible : Hanover Church Records say Apr. 9, 1812. 

9 Hanover Church Records : Mansfield Records : Bingham and Stosrs Family Bibles, 


d. Andrew, born Jan. 25, 1820. 
e. Talitha, born July 10, 1822. 
/. Lucy-Perkins, born Jan. 4, 1825. 

g. Talitha, born Oct. 9, 1790 j 1 died Mch. 29, 1820; unmarried. 2 
h. Eliza, born Mch. 17, 1793; died Jan. 10, 1817, at Lisbon. Conn. 3 She 
married Dec. 1, 1814, at Lisbon, 4 Ebenezer, son of Pratt and Rhoda 
(Witter) Allen of Canterbury, Conn.; born Nov. 28, 1792, at Canterbury; 
died Oct. 14, 1844, at Lisbon. He lived at Lisbon, and was a deacon. He 
married (2), May 28, 1818, at Lisbon, Lydia, daughter of Ebenezer and 
Ruth (Waldo) Bass [bdibj], who died Jan. 7, 1821, at Lisbon, leaving 
one child. He married (3), Nov. 21, 1821, at Lisbon, Harriet, daughter 
of Elisha and Olive (Coit) Morgan, who died Mch. 16, 1880, at Sprague, 
Conn., leaving six children :— Ethan, Elisha-Morgan, Lucretia, Samuel- 
Coit-Morgan, Barnabas-Huntington and Harriet-Maria. 5 

Child, born at Lisbon : — 

a. Ebenezer-Bingham, born Dec. 26, 1816. 

i. John, born June 9, 1795 ; 6 died Nov. 17, 1878, at Ellsworth, O., to which 
place he removed soon after his marriage. He married (1), Jan. 20, 1819, 
at Windham, Conn., Eliza-Maria, daughter of John (Andrew, John, 
John, Thomas, Thomas) and Mary (Griffin) Lee; born about 1799, at 
Windham; died Mch. 13, 1820, at Ellsworth. He married (2), Jan. 1, 
1821, at Ellsworth, Sally-Antoinette, daughter of Richard and Lucinda 
(Buell) Fitch of Ellsworth; born May 28, 1804, at Salisbury, Conn.; died 
Oct. 11, 1895, at Ellsworth. 7 

Children, by second wife, born at Ellsworth : — 

a. John-Lee, born Mch. 5, 1822. 

b. Richard-Fitch, born May 8, 1823. 

c. Mary-Eliza, born Feb. 18, 1825. 

d. Henry-Talcott, born Aug. 11, 1826. 

e. Henrietta-Fitch, born June 16, 1828. 
/. Ezra- Waldo, born May 27, 1830. 

g. Sarah- Brooks, born June 27, 1832. 

h. Talitha- Waldo, born Nov. 6, 1834. 

i. Antoinette, born Aug. 29, 1836. 

j. Emily, born Dec. 22, 1837. 

k. Nancy, born June 4, 1840. 

I. Lucy-Adline, born Aug. 26, 1842. 

j. Ezra, born Oct. 13, 1797; died May 25, 1879, at Sprague, Conn. He lived 
at Lisbon, Conn., and was a farmer. He married Sept. 29, 1830, at 
Mansfield, Conn., Eliza, daughter of Jabez and Lucy (Swift) Adams of 
Mansfield; born Apr. 25, 1805, at Mansfield; died Dec. !2, 1879, at 
Orange, N. J. 8 
Children, born at Lisbon :— 
a. Eliza-Adams, born July 23, 1831. 
6. Henry-Adams, born July 13, 1833. 
c. Alice, born Apr. 27, 1835. 

i Hanover Church Records say Oct. 10. 2 Family Bible. » Hanover Church Records. 
* Town and Church Records : Family Bible says Nov. 1, 1814. 5 Allen Family Bible. 

6 Hanover Church Records say June 11, 1795. 

7 Records of Mrs. Antoinette (Bingham) Coe [bdihii]: "Genealogical Table of Lee 
Family," Albany, 1851, p. 18. 8 Bingham Family Bible : Mansfield Records. 


d. Sakah-Wheeler, born Feb. 18, 1839. 

e. Ezra- Waldo, born Jan. 29, 1847. 

k. Ruth, born Jan. 18, 1800; died July 12, 1882, at Sprague, Conn. She 
married Men. 19, 1835, at Lisbon, Conn., John, son of Enoch and Betsey 
(Witter) Allen of Windham, Conn.; born Sept. 20, 1797, at Lisbon; died 
Feb. 22, 1875, at Lisbon. He was a farmer, and lived at Lisbon. 1 

Child, born at Lisbon :— 
a. Ruth-Elizabeth. 

I. Zacheus-Waldo, born May 23, 1802 ; died Oct. 8, 1886, at Dixon, 111. He 
was a physician, and lived at Warren, N. Y., and at Dixon. He married 
(1), Dec. 6, 1824, at Canterbury, Conn., probably, Ruth-Cutler, daughter 
of Joseph (John, John) and Phebe (Fitch) Simms of Canterbury; born 
Apr. 24, 1803, at Canterbury ; 2 died Dec. 9, 1828, at Warren. He married 
(2), Dec. 9, 1852, Amelia-Edwards Bingham, birth and parentage not 
learned; died Sept. 15, 1886, at Dixon. 3 

Children, by first wife, born at Warren :— 

a. Jephthah- Simms, born Aug. 17, 1825; died Apr. 20, 1848, at 


b. Amanda-Melvina, born Dec. 27, 1826. 

m. Henry, born Apr. 27, 1804; died Feb. 28, 1805. 

n. Emily, born Mch. 10, 1807; died July 17, 1847, at Willimantic, Conn. She 
married Jan. 28, 1829, at Lisbon, Conn., Dr. William, son of Ebenezer and 
Eunice (Bass) Witter of Windham, Conn, \bdibfb~] ; born May 1, 1804, at 
Canterbury, Conn. ; died Apr. 9, 1851, at Willimantic. He was a physi- 
cian, and lived at Willimantic. 4 

Children, born at Willimantic : — 
a. Frances, born Jan. 10, 1830. 
6. Maria, born Apr. 29, 1832. 

c. Helen, born Aug. 31, 1834; died Mch. 24, 1835. 

d. Emily, born May 27, 1836. 

e. Ann, born May 26, 1838. 

/. William, born Sept. 16, 1840; died Sept. 30, 1840. 
g. William-Clitus, born Nov. 13, 1842. 
h. Hortense, born June 22, 1845. 

bdii. Daniel, son of Zacheus (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Talitha (Kingsbury) Waldo; born Sept. 10, 1762, at Windham, 
Conn. ; 5 died July 30, 1864, at Syracuse, N. Y., at the extreme age 
of 101 years, 10 months, 20 days. 6 He was a soldier in the Revolu- 
tion, his services being best told in his own words in his application 
for a pension : — 

" In the month of April, 1779, I was drafted into a company of Connecticut 
militia under the command of Captain William Howard of Hampton, in the 
County of Windham, and performed a tour of duty of one month at New 

1 Hanover Church Records : Bingham Family Bible. 

1 Canterbury Records : Family Bible says Aug. 27, 1804. 

3 Records of R.-D. Adams, Dixon, 111., and of Miss Margaret Simms, Fort Plain, N. Y. 

* Records of William-Clitus Witter. 5 Windham Records. 

6 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xix., p. 84. 

Rev. Daniel Waldo. 



London. The company was not annexed to any regiment whilst out but was 
occupied near New Loudon in building a fort back of the town which was 
named by the soldiers (by way of ridicule) Fort Nonsense. My Lieutenant 
and Ensign I do not recollect. In the month of April, 1771), a company of 
Connecticut State troops was formed in Windham under the command of 
Capt. Nathaniel Wales of said Windham into which company I enlisted in the 
month of June following. Said company was annexed to a regiment under 
the command of Col. Levi Wells. We were marched to a place then called 
Horse Neck, now Greenwich, in Conuecticut. We were employed in scouting 
parties and in guarding the country. Whilst, on the 25th day of December, 
A. D. 1779, I was stationed as a sentinel at the door of the house of Colonel 
Wells, I, together with twenty or more including said Colonel, were taken 
prisoners by the refugees or cow boys. We were kept prisoners two months, 
to wit, until the 25th of February, 1780, in the Sugar House in New York." l 

After his release he returned to his father's farm and there remained 
until about the age of twenty, when he " resolved to devote himself to 
the ministry. He prepared for college with Rev. Dr. Charles Backus 
of Somers, entered Yale in 1784 and graduated in 1788. He studied 
theology under Rev. Dr. Levi Hart of Preston, and after about a year 
he was licensed to preach by the Association of Windham County." 

At this time Dr. Cogswell, Minister to Scotland, called him " a sensi- 
ble, serious, growing youth, no orator, but likely to do good in the 
world." 2 "He preached his first sermon at South Mansfield. After 
this he preached three months in Bristol, in Cornwall, and in Torring= 
ton, successively ; and then passed some two or three months at West 
Hartford continuing his studies under Rev. Dr. Perkins. He was 
ordained, May 24, 1792, over the Congregational Church in West 
Suffield, where he remained eighteen years. On leaving Suffield he 
went to Columbia and preached a few Sabbaths ; thence he went to 
Westchester, a parish of Colchester, where he preached three months ; 
and thence to Salem, Conn., where he preached six or eight months. 
He supplied the pulpit at Cambridgeport, Mass., for a year (1810-11), 
and then went, under the patronage of the Evangelical Missionary 
Society, to Rhode Island, where he labored nine years, till 1820. 
Then for a few months he supplied the pulpit at Harvard, Mass., after 
which he returned to Connecticut and became, in 1823, pastor of 
the church in Exeter, a parish in Lebanon, Conn., on a salary of three 
hundred dollars. There he remained twelve years. In 1835, he 
removed to the State of New York, 3 his son having settled there a 
short time before ; 4 and there, except three or four months spent in 
Eastbury, Conn., he passed the residue of his days." 

i U. S. Pension Rolls, 1, 14782. 2 " Hist, of Windham County," vol. ii., p. 233. 

3 A deed, dated Apr. 3, 1837, calls hiin of Lisbon, Conn. (Norwich, Conn., Deeds, vol. v., 

'* Daniel Waldo and his son Egbert bought a farm in Rose, Wayne Co., N. Y., of Chauncy 
Smith. ( " Rose Neighborhood Sketches," pp. 74-75. ) 


" He was not settled in the ministry after this, but was employed as 
supply in various places. He was stationed as a missionary at Victory 
for three years. In 1846, he went to Geddes to live with his son, and 
in 1856 the family removed to Syracuse. On the 22cl Dec, 1856, he 
was chosen chaplain of the United States House of Representatives, 
and was re-elected the next year. His last sermon was preached at 
Jordan, N. Y., after he had entered his one hundred and second year. 
He enjoyed comfortable health till, about the beginning of July, he 
fell down stairs, and thereby received a shock from which he never 
recovered. Mr. Waldo was a great reader, and possessed a mind 
naturally clear and well balanced, with little of the metaphysical or 
the imaginative. He was one of the most contented of mortals ; and 
a spirit eminently kind and genial, a keen wit and large stores of 
knowledge, made him a most agreeable companion." 1 A photograph 
of him and of his residence may be found in " The Last Men of the 
Revolution," by Rev. E. B. Hillard, Hartford, 1864. For his auto- 
graph at the age of one hundred see " Memorial History of Hart- 
ford," vol. ii., p. 392. 

He married, Sept. 14, 1795, at Suffield, Conn., Nancy (not Mary 
as usually stated), daughter of Capt. Oliver (John, John, John, 
Thomas) and Rachel (Gillett) Hanchett of Suffield ; born June 27, 
1777, at Suffield; 2 died 1855, at Syracuse. 3 She was insane for 
many years before her death. She and her husband are buried in 
Rose Hill Cemetery, Syracuse. 

Children of Daniel and Nancy (Hanchett) Waldo. Born at Suf- 
field, Conn. :— 4 

bdii a. John-Mh,ton, born Aug. 26, 1797; graduated at Harvard, 1818; 
studied at Andover Theological Seminary ; and died Dec. 8, 1820, at 
Charlestown, Mass., while a member of the Seminary 5 

bdiib. Daniel, born Nov. 13, 1799. 

bdii c. Egbert, born Men. 30, 1802. 

bdii d. Charles-Backus, born 1803 or 1804. 

bdii e. Edward-Young, born June 24, 1807. 6 

bdik. Ebenezer, son of Zacheus (Edward, John, Cornelius) 
and Talitha (Kingsbury) Waldo; born Aug. 15, 1766, at Windham, 
Conn. ; 7 died July 7, 1843, in that part of Windham which is now 
Scotland, where he had passed his life. He was a farmer. He mar- 

lu TSr. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xix., p. 84: See also, The Willimantic Jour- 
nal, Aug. 11, 1864: and a " Discourse occasioned by the Death of Venerable Daniel Waldo," 
at Plymouth Church, Syracuse, Aug. 2, 18G4, by Wm. W. Sprague, D.D., New York, 1864. 

2 Suffield Records. 3 Mr. M.- W. Hanchett, Syracuse, N. Y. <* First three only recorded. 

6 Andover Catalogue. • Records of Mrs. Edward- Young Waldo. 7 Windham Records. 


ried, Aug. 22, 1797, at Windham, 1 Eunice, daughter of Rev. Ebenezer 
(Ebenezer) and Eunice (Huntington) Devotion, of Windham; born 
Sept. 6, 1770, at Windham, bapt. Sept. 16, 1770 ; 2 died Nov. 5, 1854, 
at Scotland. Dec. 29, 1831, " Jona. Devotion, Sam 1 Devotion, Martha 
Devotion and Eunice Waldo in their own right and Ebenezer Waldo, 
Senior, in right of his wife Eunice, all of Windham," conveyed land 
there, u set off to Eunice Devotion after death of her father Doc r 
Jonathan Huntington of s fl Windham." 3 Mrs. Ebenezer Waldo was 
admitted to Scotland Church in January, 1832. Mr. and Mrs. Waldo 
are buried in Scotland burying-ground. The inscriptions on their 
gravestones are as follows : — 

"Mr | Ebenezer Waldo | died | July 7, 1843 | aged 76 years." 

" In memory of | Mrs | Eunice | -wife of | Ebenezer Waldo | & 
daughter of | Ebenezer Devotion | who died | Oct 5 th 1854 | se 84." 

Children of Ebenezer and Eunice (Devotion) Waldo. Born at 
Windham, Conn. : — 4 

bdika. Ebenezer, born June 9, 1798; died Men. 19, 1866, at Baltic, Conn. 6 
He was a farmer and lived at Scotland, Conn. He never married. 

bdik b. Eunice, born Dec. 23, 1799. 

Mike. John-Devotion, born Feb. 6, 1801; died Mch. 12, 1895, at Scotland, 
unmarried, and is buried in the Scotland burying-ground :— 

"John D. Waldo | son of Ebenezer Waldo | and his wife | 
Eunice Devotion | born Feb. 6, 1801 | died Mch. 12, 1895 | aged 94." 

Windham records give him no middle name. 
bdik d. Charles, born May 23, 1802; died Nov. 2, 1802. 
bdik e. Charles-Backus, born Oct. 22, 1803. 
bdik f. Louis, born Mch. 4, 1806. 
bdik g. Elizabeth-Rockwell, born Sept. 25, 1807. 
bdikh. Giles, born May 25, 1814; died Aug., 1849, at San Francisco, Cal., 

unmarried. He was vice-consul to the Sandwich Islands. 6 
bdik i. George, born Apr. 14, 1816. 

bdil. Ozias, son of Zacheus (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Talitha (Kingsbury) Waldo; born Apr 21, 1768, at Windham, 
Conn.; 7 died Nov. 1, 1807, at Cherry Valley, N. Y. 8 He was a 
farmer, living at Cherry Valley, to which town he removed about 
1795, and was an elder and chief supporter of the Presbyterian 
Church there. He was much interested in educational matters and 

i Scotland Church Records. 2 Windham Records : Scotland Church Records. 
* Windham Deeds, vol. xxx., p. 160. 4 Windham Records. 
5 Gravestone at Scotland : Scotland Records. 6 " Waldos in America," p. 92. 
i Windham Records. 8 Family Bible. 


gave the land for an academy, of which Rev. E. Nott was principal. 
It is said that he " sacrificed his life, nursing a stranger sick with a 
contagious disease." 

He married Jan. 1, 1795, at Windham, 1 Anna, daughter of 
Ebenezer (Joshua, Joshua, John, William) and Mehitable (Burbank) 
Ripley of Windham; born June 20, 1770, at Windham; 2 died Mch. 
10, 1862, at Cherry Valley. She was admitted to Windham Church, 
Dec. 28, 1794. Mr. Waldo was admitted Feb. 8, 1795. Mrs. Waldo 
married (2), Dec. 25, 1809, at Cherry Valley, Jerome Clark of Cherry 
Valley; born Jan. 21, 1756; died May 16, 1850, at Cherry Valley. 
They had a daughter Anna, born Aug. 16, 1813, who is named in 
her half-brother Francis's will. She married Oliver-A. Morse of 
Cherry Valley, and died Jan. 6, 1898. 3 

Children of Ozias and Anna (Ripley) Waldo. Born at Cherry 

Valley, N. Y. :— 4 

bdil a. Dwight-Ripley, born Dec. 13, 1795 ; died Mch. 17, 1824, at Cherry 
Valley. He is said to have been married, but to have had no children. 

bdil b. Horace, born July 10, 1799. 5 

bdil c. Frederick- Augustus, born Dec. 24, 1801. 

bdil d. Peter, born Oct. 21, 1805; died Feb. 20, 1823, at St. Augustine, Fla., 

of consumption. He entered Amherst College in 1821, class of 1825. 

"A remarkable scholar and brilliant intellect." 6 
bdil e. Francis, born Aug. 23, 1807. 

bdjb. Gamaliel, son of John (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Jemima (Abbot) Waldo; born Aug. 28, 1755, at Windham, Conn. ; 7 
died Apr. 29, 1829, at Middletown Springs, Vt. 8 

He first settled at Pownal, Bennington County, Vt., and was there 
during the Revolutionary war. After the taking of Ticonderoga by 
the Green Mountain boys under Allen, and before that post was 
evacuated by the Americans in 1777, Mr. Waldo was employed to 
carry provisions to the garrison at Ticonderoga, a duty more perilous, 
probably, than the battlefield. He used oxen for the purpose, and, 
on one occasion, put them into a boat on the Vermont side of the 
lake, to take them across to the fort, but, on the way, they jumped 
overboard into the lake and swam back to the Vermont shore. May 
31, 1779, Gamaliel Waldo took the freeman's oath at Ira, Vt. ; but, 
between 1784 and '85 the " Waldows at Ira were set to the town of 

1 Windham Church Records. 2 Windham Records : Family Bible says June 22, 1771. 
3 Family Bible. 4 " Waldos in America " : Family Records. 

5 Family Bible of Ozias Waldo : Other Family Records say 1800. 

6 Amherst Biographical Records, 1883. 

7 Windham Records : Family Bible says Aug. 29. 8 Gravestone. 


Middletown." Mr. Waldo, however, went to Middletown as early as 
1782; was freeman there in 1785, and attended the first annual town 
meeting there, Mch. 7, 1785, and was chosen on a committee to divide 
the town into school districts. He settled on the place afterwards 
owned by Mr. Hurlburt; cleared up that farm and lived there until his 
death. He was a resolute, fearless man, a good neighbor, a faithful 
member of the Baptist Church, and one of its founders. 1 

June 22, 1778, Gamaliel Waldo was commissioned ensign in Capt. 
Thomas Brown's company, 14th regiment, N. Y. militia, of Hoosick 
and Schaghticooke. 2 

In the grand list for Middletown Springs, 1786, he is rated as 
follows : — 

"2 heads 12: 

" 2 oxen 8 : 

" 3 three years old 9:0 

"3 cows 9 : 

" 1 horse ,3:0 

" 5 two years old 10 : 

" 1 yearling 1 : 

"20 acres of land 10: 

62: 0" 
"Gemalel Waldo mark a slit on the Rite Ear." 3 

He married, probably at Ira, Vt., Mrs. Mary (Campbell) Gardner, 
widow of Charles Gardner of Ira, born about 1749 ; died Nov. 28, 
1839, at Middletown Springs. 4 Nov. 1, 1783, a committee was 
appointed to " set off to Mary Waldo late widow, her dower which 
happens to her of the estate of her late husband Charles Gardner, late 
of Ira, deceased." 5 By Mr. Gardner, she had one son, Asa, and 
four daughters, one of whom married Rev. Sylvanus Ha}mes, the 
first settled minister of Middletown Springs. 

Mr. and Mrs. Waldo are buried in the old graveyard at Middletown 
Springs. The following are the inscriptions on their gravestones : — 

"In memory of | Gamaliel Waldo | who died April 29th | 1829 | 

in the 76 year of | his age." 

"Mary | wife of | Gamaliel Waldo | died Nov. 28 | 1839 | 

in the 90 year of | her age." 

Children of Gamaliel and Mary (Campbell) Waldo. Born at 
Middletown Springs, Vt. : — 6 
bdjb a. Zerviah, born Oct. 13, 1780. 

1 " Vermont Historical Gazetteer," vol. iii., pp. 796-7, 804-5. 

2 " Archives of the State of New York, The Revolution," vol. i., p. 272. 

3 Middletown Records. 4 Gravestone. 

5 Rutland County Probate Records, vol. i., pp. 112-13. « Middletown Springs Records. 


bdjb b. Jemima, born June 7, 1783. 
bdjb c. Campbell, born Dec. 25, 1786. 
bdjb d. Dolly, born Sept. 28, 1789. 
bdjb e. Clarissa, born June 15, 1791. 1 

bdjd. Ann, daughter of John (Edward, John Cornelius) and 
Jemima (Abbot) Waldo; born Nov. 24, 1757, probably at Windham, 
Conn.; 2 died 1857, in her 100th year, says "Waldos in America," p. 
97 ; but Miss Asenath-Porter Waldo [bdjiha] says that she died 
Nov., 1853, in her 99th year, in Canada. She married Dec. 19, 1779, 
Benjamin Waite of Rhode Island. 3 They removed to Washington 
County, N. Y. 

Children of Benjamin and Ann (Waldo) Waite. Born in Wash- 
ington County, N. Y. : — 4 

a. Daniel- Waldo, born 1796. He was a physician. 5 

b. Washington-Z., lived in Washington County. 

c. A , lived in Washington County. 

d. A daughter, married a Smith, and lived, after his death, at Chicago, 111. 

e. A daughter, lived in Canada. 

bdje. Zerviah, daughter of John (Edward, John, Cornelius) 
and Jemima (Abbot) Waldo; born Feb. 2, 1760, at Windham, 
Conn. ; 6 died Jan. 17, 1857, at or near Clarksburgh, Harrison County, 
Va., now W. Va. She married Dec. 8, 1785, probably in New York 
State, Job Goff; born Nov. 22, 1760; died Dec. 8, 1845, at Clarks- 
burgh. They lived first in Otsego County, N. Y., but removed to 
Clarksburgh, between 1802 and 1806, being the first of the name in 
that State. He was a farmer. 7 

Children of Job and Zerviah (Waldo) Goff. 8 Born in Otsego Co., 
N. Y. :— 

a. Jedediah-Waldo, born Oct. 10, 1786; 9 died Dec. 3, 1825, at Clarksburgh, 
W. Va. He was for many years a member of the Virginia Legislature. 
He lived at Clarksburgh. He married, Dec. 10, 1806, Eliza Smith, who 
died April 2, 1809. They had children. 

1 Charles Edward Waldo [bdadabaa] says there was a daughter Mary, the oldest, but 
her birth is not recorded. She was, perhaps, born at Ira, and died young. 

- Family Bible : not recorded at Windham. 3 " Waldos in America," p. 97. 

4 Last four on authority of Miss Asenath-Porter Waldo [bdjika]. They are said to have 
had numerous descendants. 5 " Waldos in America," p. 97. 

u Windham Records : Family Bible says Jan 1, 1760. 7 Family Bible. 

8 Family Papers of Cleveland Abbe [bdifeba], Washington, D. C. : Family Bibles and 
Papers of Dr. David-Porter Morgan [bdjihg], and Mrs. Aurelius-Davison Goff [bdjegd], 
Clarksburgh, W. Va. 8 Abbe Papers say Oct. 6. 


b. Abigail, born July 14, 1788; died May 2, 1880, at Simpson, Taylor Co , W. 

Va. She married, Nov. 18, 1819, at Booth's Creek, Va., now W. Va., 
Josiah, son of William and Sarah (Hathaway) Bartlett of Simpson ; born 
May 29, 1797, at Simpson; died Nov. 18, 1867, at Simpson. He was a 

Children : — 

a. Waldo-Porter, born about 1818; died 1885. 

b. Jedediah, born Sept. 4, 1822; died Dec. 20, 1898. 

c. Mary, born 1824. 

d. Elizabeth, born 1827 ; died 1890. 

e. Job-Goff, born 1834. 
/. Sophia, born 1836. 

c. Jemima, born Aug. 27, 1790; died Oct. 28, 1808, at Clarksburgh. 

d. Polly, born Feb. 21, 1793; died July 9, 1837, at Simpson, Va. She 

married, Dec. 30, 1813, at Booth's Creek, Va., now W. Va., Benjamin, 
son of William and Sarah (Hathaway) Bartlett of Simpson; born Oct. 
13, 1793, at Simpson; died at Simpson, where he had lived. He was a 

Children, born at Simpson : — 

a. Jemima. 

b. Matilda-A., born Dec. 30, 1817; died Sept. 2, 1863. 

c. Zerviah, born Sept. 28, 1818 ; died Nov. 28, 1868. 

d. Abigail. 

e. Sarah. 
/. Lydia-J. 

g. Nathan-F., born Feb. 13, 1829. 

h. Jane-A., born May 16, 1831. 

i. Benjamin-Franklin, born Jan. 1, 1837. 

e. Waldo-Porter, born Feb. 25, 1796; died Sept. 17, 1881, at Clarksburgh, 

W. Va. He was a farmer and merchant, living at Clarksburgh. He was 
a member at one time of the Virginia Legislature. He married, Mch. 28, 
1839, at Clarksburgh, Harriet-Louise, daughter of Thomas-Preston and 
Rachel (Prindle) Moore of Clarksburgh; born Mch. 1, 1861, at Clarks- 
burgh. She is living, 1899, at Clarksburgh. 

Children, born at Clarksburgh : — 

a. Gay, born Dec. 25, 1839. 

b. Henry-Clay, born May 22, 1841. 

c. Nathan, born Feb. 9, 1843. 

d. Thomas Moore, born Feb. 22, 1845. 

e. Charles -James, born July 3, 1847. 
/. May, born May 13, 1849. 

g. Flora, born Apr. 5, 1852. 

h. Lizzie-Lowndes, born Sept. 14, 1854. 

i. Hattie, born Mch. 16, 1857. 

/. Nathan, born Apr. 2, 1798. He resided at Clarksburgh, W. Va., where he 
was a merchant for many years. He was for six years a member of the 
Virginia Legislature, and for sixty years was in public life. He married 
(1), Oct 13, 1836, Miss Catharine Britton of Morgantown, Va., now W. Va. 
He married (2), Miss Lucy-Ann Evans of Morgantown. He married (3), 
Miss Mary Horner. She is living, 1899, at Washington, D. C. No 
children by either wife. 


g. John, born Sept. 21, 1800; died June 7, 1854, at Booth's Creek, Va., now 
W. Va., where he had lived. He was a farmer. He married Jan. 18, 
1825, Mary, daughter of John and Mary Davison of Flemingtou, Va., 
now W. Va. ; born Sept. 12, 1806; died Apr. 30, 1858, at Booth's Creek. 

Children, born at Booth's Creek : — 

a. Jededi ah- Waldo, born Mch. 14, 1826. 

b. Henrietta-Katharine, born Apr. 12, 1828. 

c. Sophronia-Larue, born Aug. 25, 1832. 

d. Aurelius-Davison, born Mch. 16, 1839. 

e. Sabra. 

h. David, born Sept. 3, 1804; l died Oct. 19, 1878, at Beverly, W. Va. He 
was a lawyer and a member of both houses of the West Virginia Legis- 
lature. He was a strong believer iu the Constitution of the United States 
and an opponent of both abolitionists and of slavery. He lived at 
Beverly. He married at Beverly, Christiana, daughter of Peter Buckey 
of Bucksville, Frederick Co., Md. ; born at Bucksville; died Nov. 5, 
1891, at Beverly. 

Children, born at Beverly : — 

a. Cecilia, born July 17, 1831. 

b. Claudius, born Aug. 14, 1832. 

bdjf. John, sou of John (Edward, John, Cornelius) and Jemima 
(Abbot) Waldo; born Feb. 16, 1762, at Windham, Conn.; 2 died 
Dec. 10, 1840, at Bridgeport, Va., now W. Va. He is generally 
called John- J, probably having taken the middle initial to distinguish 
him from his father. From the United States Pension Rolls we learn, 
not only that he was a Revolutionary soldier, but that he lived in 
Albany County, N. Y., after leaving Windham. He made an appli- 
cation for a pension, Aug. 21, 1832, at which time he was 70 years 
old and residing in Harrison County, Va. His pension was allowed, 
at the rate of $29.34 per annum, to commence Mch. 4, 1831. In his 
application his service is set forth as follows : — 

" That he volunteered in the month of May, 1778, in a company under the 
command of Capt. Thomas Brown ; that he marched from Albany Couuty, 
New York, the place of his residence, to Parmer Town in said State; 
remained there some time and was discharged, having served one month. In 
the Spring of 1779 he again volunteered in a company commanded by Capt. 
James Hadlock, Maj. Joel Abbott, Col. John VanRensellaer, and marched to 
Saratoga, from thence to Fort Edward, from thence to Fort George, from 
thence to Ticonderoga and from there to Lake Champlain, thence back to 
Fort George and there discharged, having served three months and fifteen 
days. In the August following he again volunteered in a company commanded 
by Capt. Hadlock, Lieut. Wm. Brace, Maj. Joel Abbott, marched to Fort 
Edward, from thence to Fort Ann, thence to Skeinsborough, thence back to 
Fort Ann, thence to Fort Edward, and there discharged, having served three 
months. In November following he again volunteered in a company under 
the command of James Hadlock, Maj. Joel Abbott, Col. John VanRensellaer, 
Gen. John Williams, marched to Black Creek, Washington County, N. Y., 
from thence to Salem and discharged, having served one month. 

] Abbe Papers say Sept. 4. 2 Windham Records : Family Bible says Jan 15, 1762. 


11 During the war his residence was in the neighborhood of many disaffected 
persons. The company to which he belonged was held in constant readiness 
and was considered what was then called minnte-men ; held themselves in 
readiness to march at a moment's warning and continued in that attitude 
until the close of the Avar. He was uever directly engaged in any battle but 
was within hearing of the guns at Battle of Bennington and was on guard 
three days after the battle was fought. 

" From the State of New York he removed to Harrison County, Virginia." 
Date not given. 1 

Family tradition says that he was captured by the Indians in his 
youth and was held prisoner by them for a long while, during which 
time he learned the Indian method of treating disease, which method 
he later practiced and thus acquired the title of Doctor. He was also 
a Baptist preacher. He removed to Harrison County, Va., in 1794 or 
'96 with his father, and lived at Bridgeport. He married, Jan. 15, 
1786, Peace, daughter of Isaac Bull; born Nov. 2, 1767, probably in 
Albany County, N. Y. ; died Nov. 4, 1841, at Shinnston, Va., at the 
home of her daughter, Jemima Gifford, with whom she. lived after her 
husband's death. 2 

June 19, 1795, John- J. Waldo and Peace, his wife, of Hoosick, 
N. Y., sold to Benjamin Walworth of Hoosick, for £1000' current 
money of New York, a farm of 200 acres with dwelling house in 
Hoosick. 3 It was probably at this time that they removed to Virginia. 

Children of John and Peace (Bull) Waldo. Born, a-e unknown ; 

f-j at Bridgeport, Va. : — 

bdjf a. Phipps, born Oct. 6, 1786. 

bdjf b. Gamaliel, born Dec. 5, 1788. 

bdjf c. Pauline, born Oct. 16, 1791. 

bdjf d. Jemima, born Aug. 30, 1793. 

bdjf e. Luna, born Sept. 19, 1795. 

bdjf f. Sarah, born June 28, 1799. 

bdjf g. Lucinda, born Jan. 15, 1801. 

bdjf h. Huldah, born Mch. 18, 1804. 

bdjfi. Anna, born Feb. 9, 1806; died Feb. 16, 1889. She married Thomas 

* Poole and had three sons and seven daughters, 
bdjf j. Amy, born Feb. 11, 1808. 

bdjg. Daniel, son of John (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Jemima (Abbot) Waldo; born May 24, 1764, 4 in Albany County, 
N. Y., probably (his birth is not recorded at Windham, Conn.) ; died, 
it is said, in his 86th year in Washington County, N. Y., where he 
had lived. He married Susannah Scribner. 

i U. S. Pension Rolls, I, 6321. " 

* Family Papers of Cleveland Abbe [bdifeba], Washington, D. C: Family Bible of 
Dr. David-Porter Morgan [bdjihg~\, Clarksburgb, W. Va. 
3 Rensselaer County Deeds, vol. ii., p. 244. 4 Family Bible. 


Children of Daniel and Susannah (Scribner) Waldo. 1 Born at 

Hebron, N. Y. :— 

bdjg a. John-Abbot, born July 2, 1790. 
bdjg b. Betsey, died at Troy, N. Y., unmarried. 

bdjg c. Jemima, married a Mr. Ketchum and lived at Troy. They bad five 
children, one named Waldo. 

bdjh. Jemima, daughter of John (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Jemima (Abbot) Waldo; born May 26, 1766, in Albany Co., N. Y., 
probably; died Sept. 19, 1840, at Ames, Montgomery Co., N. Y. 
She married, Aug. 2, 1784, Henry, son of Thomas Lake of Albany 
Co., N. Y. ; born Apr. 11, 1761 ; died Sept. 24, 1851, at Ames. 

He was a farmer. They lived at Plainfield, Otsego Co., N. Y., and 
later removed to Ames ; but they may have first lived at Hoosick, 
Rensselaer Co., N. Y., since their son Phipps- Waldo was born there, 
according to an old family record in the possession of his daughter 
Sarah, and perhaps all the children were born there, though other 
family records say that they were all born at Plainfield. 

Mr. Lake is said to have served in the Revolutionary war and in the 
war of 1812. In the Revolution he did duty for himself and as a 
substitute for his father and for one Matthew Brighton. He enlisted in 
1777 and was discharged in June, 1781. His father Thomas Lake 
was also in the war of the Revolution, enlisting in Albany County, 
N. Y., and served during four years, but his services were not 
continuous. 2 

Children of Henry and Jemima (Waldo) Lake. Born at Plain- 
field, N. Y. :— 

a. Daniel, born Dec. 22, 1784 (Ms daughter Fanny says 1785) ; died Dec. 15, 
1832, at Boston, N. Y. He was a farmer and lived at Boston. He mar- 
ried, June 12, 1808, Polly, daughter of Peleg and Experience (Morgan) 
Brown; born Jan. 22, 1786; died Feb. 16, 1837, at Boston, probably. 3 

Children :— 

a. Henry, born July 4, 1809 ; died Apr. 30, 1856, at Winterset, la. 

b. Jemima, born July 3, 1811 ; died Sept. 16, 1873, at Clayton, Minn. 

c. Fanny, born Dec. 25, 1812. 

d. Polly-Rosanna, born Sept. 20, 1814; died Jan. 30, 1897, at 

Harvard, 111. 

e. Gustavus-Adolphus, born Jan. 16, 1816; died young. 

/. Samuel, born May 7, 1818; died Jan. 14, 1860, at Marengo, 111. 

g. Leonard -Littlefield, born Sept. 26, 1821 ; died Jan. 14, 1897, at 
Rockford, HI. 

h. Calvin, born Nov. 7, 1826 ; died May 10, 1897, at Republican, Neb. 

1 Records of Mrs. Lucia- Ann-Kendrick (Waldo) Olmsted [bdjgadl. 

» Family Bible of William-Waldo Lake [bdjhnb] : Records of Jed Lake [bdjhfc]. 

» Records of J.-B. Slawson, Harvard, 111. : and of Mrs. Fanny (Lake) Bailey, Eden, N. Y. 


b. Nicholas, born May 31, 1787; died Aug. 13, 1854, at Albion, N. Y. He 

was a farmer and preacher. He lived at Portland, N. Y. and Albion. He 
married (1), Jan., 1807, Eunice, daughter of Silas and Sarah Houghton 
of Lisbon, Vt. ; born at Lisbon; died at Portland. He married (2), 1833, 
at Penn Yan, N. Y.(?), Hannah (Shaw) Barmore; born 1793, in eastern 
New York; died June 30, 1853, at Albion. 1 

Children, by first wife : — 

a. Sarah, married James Minturn, Westfield, N. Y. 

b. Rosanna, died Sept. 30, 1896, at Milwaukee, Wis. 

c. Sidney-Wyman, died at Oakland, Cal. 

d. Waldo-Wyman, born May 23, 1812, at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y.; 

died at Chicago, 111. 

By second wife : — 

e. Edie-Ann, born Nov. 14, 1833, at Portland, N. Y. ; died Apr. 20, 


f. Hannah-Ette, born Jan. 16, 1835. 

c. Phipps- Waldo, born May 1, 1789; died Aug. 18, 1860, at Walworth, Wis. 

He lived in Otsego County, N. Y., until 1821, when he removed to Virgil, 
Cortland Co., N. Y., where he was ordained a preacher in the Free Bap- 
tist Church. He was called to the church in Ames, Montgomery Co., 
N. Y., in 1825 and remained there fourteen years, when he resigned 
his charge, sold his farm and removed with his family to Walworth, 
Wis., where he bought a large estate, but still continued his profession 
as minister of the gospel. While living at Walworth he was elected 
to the legislature. He married, Jan. 1, 1812, at Richfield, N. Y., Rebecca 
Beardsley; born May 6, 1792; died May 22, 1884, at Walworth. 2 

Children :— 

a. Polly, born Oct. 1, 1812, in Otsego Co., N. Y. ; died 1860. 

b. Beardsley, born Aug. 13, 1814, in Otsego Co. 

c. Levi, born Aug. 24, 1816, in Otsego Co. 

d. Lucretia, born July 15, 1818, at Plainfleld, N. Y. 

e. Rebecca, born July 20, 1820, at Plainfleld. 

/. Phipps- Waldo, born Apr. 23, 1824, at Virgil, N. Y. 

a. Mary-Louise, ^ „ n „ __ _ 

. « „ [ born June 3, 1829, at Ames, N. Y. 

h. Sarah-Maria, / 

d. Henry, born June 15, 1791 ; died July 26, 1825, at Ames, N. Y., of cholera. 

He was a farmer and is said to have lived in the vicinity of the home 
farm. He married, Jan. 14, 1817, Lucinda Palmer. 3 

Child :— 
a. Stewart, died about 1894, at Clinton Junction, Wis. 

e. Rosannah, born Jan. 12, 1793; died Aug, 18, 1834, at West Winfleld, Herki- 

mer County, N. Y. She married, Feb., 181 1(?), Samuel, son of John and 
Sally (Beardsley) Brown of Richfield, N. Y. He was a farmer and lived 
at Winfleld. 4 
Children, born at Winfleld, N. Y., probably :— 

a. Waldo, born July 26, 1811 ; died Jan. 5, 1887. 

b. Morgan, born Mch. 31, 1813; died Feb. 15, 1825. 

c. Orvilla, born Oct. 25, 1815; died Nov. 15, 1815. 

i Records of Mrs. Hannah-Ette (Lake) Baker, Carlton Sta., N. Y. 

* Records of Mrs. Sarah-Maria (Lake) Smith and Levi Lake, Harvard, 111. 

s Records of Jed Lake [bdjhfc]. * Records of Miss Kitty Lake [bdjhgi], Ames, N. Y. 


d. Samuel, born Sept. 7, 1817. 

,e. Melinda, born Jan. 13, 1819; died Jan. 28, 1819. 

jC ( Nelson, born Jan. 5, 1820; died Nov. 8, 1820. 

g. Rosannah, born Oct. 12, 1821. 

h. Henry, born Sept. 11, 1823; died Aug. 3, 1825. 

i. Mary, born Aug. 12, 1826. 

j. James, born Sept. 5, 1828. 

k. Soflora, born Sept. 8, 1830; died Dec. 5, 1854. 
/. Jedediah, born Oct. 28, 1795; died Apr. 4, 1834, at Virgil, N. Y. He was 
a farmer and lived at Virgil. He married, Men. 4, 1824, at Marathon, 
N. Y., Patience, daughter of Malachi and Lucy (Blakslee) Church of 
Marathon; born July 22, 1799, at Windsor, Vt. ; died Aug. 5, 1876, at 
Lapeer, N. Y. 1 

Children, born at Lapeer : — 

a. Henry-Malachi, born Feb. 25, 1827. 

b. Sarah, born June 15, 1828. 

c. Jed, born Nov. 18, 1830. 

d. Lucretia-Patience, born July 4, 1833. 

g. David, born Aug. 24, 1797; died Oct. 1, 1884, at Waseca, Minn. He began 
life as a farmer, but, his health failing, he studied law and practiced his 
profession at Hamburg, N. Y. He lived at Plainfield, N. Y., until about 
1830, when he removed to Boston, Erie County, N. Y. ; and thence, about 
1835, to Hamburg, where he lived until 1882, when he removed to Minne- 
sota, to live with his daughter Jennie. He married Oct. 8, 1817, Nancy 
Gray, who was of Scotch descent. Her mother's name was Parthina. 
She was born Dec. 17, 1799, and died Mch. 16, 1848, at Hamburg. 2 

Children, born, a-f at Plainfield, g-h at Boston, i-k at Hamburg : — 

a. Phipps, born July 19, 1818. 

6. Delos, born Apr. 20, 1820. 

c. Valorous-D wight, born Sept. 16, 1822. 

d. La Fayette, born Sept. 8, 1824. 

e. Nelson-Perry, born Nov. 11, 1826. 
/. David, born May 26, 1829. 

g. Parthina-Emma, born Sept. 16, 1831. 
h. JENNm-N., born Oct. 3, 1833. 
i. Kittie, born Dec. 15, 1836. 
j. Julia-A., born Feb. 22, 1839. 
k. James-Gray, born Jan. 30, 1846. 
h. Lucinda, \ born July f died July 4, 1800. 

i. Lucretia, J 4, 1800; I died Mch. 20, 1877, at Ames, N. Y., unmarried, 
j. Zerviah, born Aug. 22, 1802; died Mch. 22, 1804. 

k. Valorus, born July 22, 1804 ; died May 9, 1884, at Wayne, Ashtabula County, 
O. In early life he was a teacher, living at Plainfield, N. Y., and at Mina, 
N. Y. In 1 845 and 1846 he was a member of the New York Legislature from 
Chautauqua County. After that he became a Methodist circuit preacher, 
and was soon after called to northeastern Ohio, where he spent the rest 
of his life, living in various towns in his circuit. He married Mch. 29, 
1829, 3 at Plainfield, Julia, daughter of Thompson and Betty (Thompson) 

1 Records of Jed Lake [bdjhfc]. 

2 Records of Miss Kittie Lake, Hornellsville, N. Y. 

3 Family Bible says Mch. 4, 1824, an error for his brother Jedediah's marriage. 


Hold ridge of Plainfleld; born Oct. 11, 1804, at Plainfleld: died Apr. 25, 
1884, at Wayne. 1 

Children, born, a-c at Plainfleld, d-e at Mina:— 

a. Henry-Thompson, born Mch. 20, 1830; living, 1900, at Kent, O. 

b. Zelts, born Jan. 17, 1832. 

c. Jarvis-Nelson, born July 17, 1834; died June 23, 1891, at Port- 

land, Ore. 

d. Valorus- Waldo, born Feb. 7, 1837; living, 1900, at Eaton, O. 

e. Mary-Lucretia, born Sept. 26, 1839; died Deo. 19, 1860, at 

Canfield, O. 

I. Jarvis-Nelson, born June 30, 1806; died Oct. 17, 1869, probably at Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. He was a lawyer, living first at Little Falls, Herkimer County, 
N. Y., which town he represented in the State Legislature for two terms. 
He removed to Brooklyn, and practiced law in New York City. He 
married July 10, 1833, at Little Falls, Jane Marcy of Ames, N. Y., who 
died about 1893, at Belvidere, 111. She is said to have been a niece of 
Gov. William-L. Marcy. 

Children : — 

a. Henry-Marcy, living, 1902, at New York City. 

b. Jane. 

to. Henrietta, born Mch. 6, 1809; died Oct. 3, 1879., at Ames, N.Y., unmarried. 

n. Calvin-Huntley, born Aug. 24, 1813; died Nov. 30, 1853, at Chicago, 111., 
having been run over and killed by an engine of the Illinois Central 
Railroad. He was a civil engineer, and for three years prior to his 
marriage was in South Carolina. After his marriage, he removed to 
Great Barrington, Mass., and was employed on the Housatonic Railroad. 
In 1847 he removed to Port Jackson, N. Y., and was employed by the 
State of New York on the enlargement of the Erie Canal until the spring 
of 1853, when he went to Chicago, where he was in the employ of the 
Illinois Central R. R. Co. He married Nov. 19, 1840, at Richfield, N. Y., 
Elizabeth-Amy, daughter of John and Sally (Beardsley) Brown of Rich- 
field; born Feb. 24, 1815, at Richfield; died June 18, 1896, at Richfield 
Springs, N. Y. 2 

Children, born, a-c at Great Barrington, d at Port Jackson : — 

a. Henry-Brown, born May 10, 1842. 

b. Willi am- Waldo, born July 23, 1843. 

c. Clinton- Valoris, born Dec. 15, 1844. 

d. Elizabeth, born Apr. 14, 1848. 

bdji. Jedediah, son of John (Edward, John, Cornelius) and 
Jemima (Abbot) Waldo; born Oct. 19, 1772, probably in Albany 
County, N. Y. ; died Jan. 20, 1858, in Harrison County, Va., now 
W. Va. He is thought to have lived, at first, at Hoosick Falls, N. Y., 
but removed to Virginia soon after his marriage. He was a farmer. 
He married (1), Nov. 30, 1794, at Hoosick Falls, Polly Porter, 
daughter, it is said, of an English ship captain, whose name and that 
of his wife have not been learned. She was born Apr. 15, 1776, at 

i Records of Mrs. Zelis (Lake) Woodworth, West Williamsneld, O. 
a Records of William- Waldo Lake, Hammond, Ind. 


Hoosick Falls (?), and died Apr. 13, 1816, in Harrison County, Va. 
He married (2), July 19, 1817, Mrs. Sarah (Shinn) Wamsley, whose 
parentage and birth are unknown; died July 26, 1851. He married 
(3), Dec. 15, 1853, in Harrison County, Mrs. Mary- Ann (Haines) 
Smoot. 1 

Children of Jedediah and Polly (Porter) Waldo. Born in Harrison 
County, Va. : — 

bdji a. A daughter, died an infant ; not recorded. 

bdji b. John-B, born Aug. 22, 1796. 

bdji c. Olive, born Dec. 31, 1798. 

bdji d. Daniel, born Men. 22, 1800. 

bdji e. David, born Apr. 30, 1802. 

bdjif. Samuel, born Nov. 19, 1803 ; died Jan. 9, 1806, in Harrison County, Va. 

bdji g. Joseph, born Men. 19, 1805; died Nov. 24, 1871, at Clarksburgh, W. 
Va., while on a visit to that State. He removed flrst to Missouri, and, 
later, to Oregon, at an early date in the history of that Territory, and 
there passed the remainder of his life. He was never married. 

bdji h. Elizabeth, born June 18, 1806. 

bdji i. Calvin, born June 3, 1808. 

bdji j. Lovina, born Jan. 1,1810. 

bdji k. William, born Jan. 16, 1812. 

bdji 1. Lawrence-Ludlow, born Sept. 3, 1813. 

Children of Jedediah and Sarah (Shinn) Waldo. Born in Harri- 
son County, Va. : — 

bdji m. Isaac-Copland, born Apr. 27, 1818. 

bdji n. Prudence, born Nov. 1, 1820; died Sept. 12, 1821, in Harrison Co., Va. 

caga. Joseph, son of Joseph (Cornelius, Cornelius, Cornelius) 
and Martha (Jones) Waldo; born June 18, 1764, at Dorchester, 
Mass. ; 2 died Oct. 16, 1849, at Bristol, Eng. 3 He was probably 
educated at the Boston Latin School ; but there is so much confusion 
among the school catalogues of that period that it is impossible to 
place him. It is doubtful if he went to England with his father, but 
he probably went later and joined him at Bristol, where he became a 
merchant. He must have soon returned to Boston, for, Sept. 29, 
1786, John Wait of Charlestown, and Jane his wife, conveyed to 
Joseph Waldo, Jun r ., of Bristol, England, "now residing in Boston, 
merchant," an estate on Bennett Street, in Boston. He was still in 
Boston in the following year, for, May 3, 1787, "Joseph Waldo, Jr., 
now residing in Boston, merchant," conveyed to Jonathan-Loring 

1 Family Bible: "Waldos in America," p. 100: Records of David-Porter Morgan 
[bdjihg], Clarksburgh, W. Va. 
3 Dorchester and Boston Records. 3 " Notes of the Family of Waldo," p. il. 


Austin [ca^6] and Benjamin Austin, Jr. \_cadd~], both of Boston, 
merchants, all his right, title and interest to certain real estate in 
State Street in Boston ; and also to a mansion house in Hanover Street 
and the land thereto belonging, and to two small buildings in Cole 
Lane, set off to him and his brother John- Jones Waldo, as " heirs to 
their grandfather John Jones, late of Dorchester, deceased." He 
probably returned to England soon after this. Apr. 24, 1788, 
" Joseph Waldo, the Younger, of Birmingham, County Warwick, 
Great Britain, merchant," gave a power of attorney to his brother, 
John- Jones Waldo, u late of the City of Bristol, but now bound on a 
voyage to New York," to transact business for him in America. 1 
There is no evidence that he ever returned to New England. 

After, or perhaps before, his marriage, he settled permanently in 
Bristol. His descendants are the only representatives by the name of 
Waldo of the line of Cornelius (Cornelius) Waldo. 

He married, Feb. 18, 1792, at Bristol, Eng., 2 Sarah, daughter of 
Andrew Pope, alderman of Bristol. She died 1843, at Lyme Regis, 
County Dorset, Eng., aged 73. 3 

Children of Joseph and Sarah (Pope) Waldo. Born at Bristol, 
Eng. :— * 

caga a. Ann, born June 3, 1794; died Aug., 1865, at Clifton, Eng., unmarried. 

caga b. Sarah, born Aug. 13, 1796; died Oct. 22, 1796. 

caga c. Joseph-Peter, born Dec. 9, 1797. 

caga d. Henry, born Aug. 29, 1799. 

caga e. Edward, born Feb. 5, 1802. 

caga f. Frederick, born Sept. 25, 1805. 

caga g. Emma, born Aug. 26, 1807. 

cagb. John-Jones, son of Joseph (Cornelius, Cornelius, Corne- 
lius) and Martha (Jones) Waldo; born Sept. 15, 1767, at Boston, 
Mass. ; 5 died 1803, place unkuown. 6 He was educated at the Boston 
Latin School, class of 1776-'83, 7 and at Harvard College, class of 
1787. He probably did not accompany his father to England; but 
may be the John Waldo, who, according to Sabine, was at Bristol, 
Eng., in 1777. 8 He must have gone there soon after graduating from 
college, since Apr. 24, 1788, his brother Joseph gave him a power of 
attorney, calling him " late of the City of Bristol but now bound on a 

i Suffolk County Deeds, vols, clix., p. 7; clx., p. 112; clxyi., p. 127. 

> Family Bible of Henry Waldo [cagada]. » » Notes on the Family of Waldo p. 27. 

* Family Bible, a Boston Records. • Harvard Catalogue. i Latin School Graduates. 

* " Loyalists of the American Revolution," vol. ii., p. 392. 


voyage to New York." 1 He apparently remained in Boston for some 
years after this, since he is described as " now of Boston, merchant/' 
in deeds given Feb. 14, 1789, July 28, 1791, and May 21, 1793. 2 He 
perhaps returned to England for in " Notes on the Family of Waldo," 
p. 27, he is said to have been in France in 1795. Tradition says that 
he died at sea. He was never married. 

cahe. Martha, daughter of Daniel (Cornelius, Cornelius, Corne- 
lius) and Rebecca (Salisbury) Waldo; born Sept. 14, 1761, at Boston, 
Mass., 3 bapt. Sept. 20, 1761 ; died Mch. 28, 1828, at Worcester, 
Mass., 4 and is buried in Rural Cemetery. " It is a circumstance 
worthy of note, that she was followed to the grave by two sons, who 
are now Governors of the States of Massachusetts and Maine, and by 
another son and son-in-law, who are Senators of Massachusetts, and 
a brother who has held the same station. Her husband was formerly 
Attorney General of the United States, and afterwards Lieutenant 
Governor and acting Chief Magistrate of Massachusetts." 5 

She married, Nov. 25, 1781, — intentions entered at Lancaster, Oct. 
5, 1781, — (by Rev. Timothy Harrington), at Lancaster, Mass., 6 Levi, 
son of Enoch ( Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel), and Rachel (Fearing) 
Lincoln of Hingham, Mass.; born May 15, 1749, at Hingham ; 7 
died Apr. 14, 1820, at Worcester. 8 The following sketch of this 
distinguished man is from the " History of Worcester," by his son 
William, an eminent antiquary and historian ; extracts are also taken 
from the " History of Hingham," by Solomon Lincoln, and from 
4 'An Address before the Members of the Worcester County Bar," 
by Joseph Willard, 1829. 

"Levi Lincoln was third son of Enoch Lincoln, a strong minded 
and substantial farmer of Hingham, member of the revolutionary 
committees, and frequently representative of that town. Unable to 
afford liberal education to all his children, and unwilling to bestow 
peculiar advantages on one, the son was bound apprentice to an iron- 
smith (Jeremiah Lincoln of Hingham). Indications of talent, and of 
strong inclination for literary pursuits, were early exhibited. While 
he yet wrought at the anvil, he indulged the taste for reading in the 
hours allotted for sleep, and devoted a portion of the night to the 
study of the Latin and Greek languages. Sedate and thoughtful 
manner, and diligence and capacity in the acquisiton of knowledge 

1 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. clxvi., p. 127. 

2 Ibid., vols, clxiv., p. 187; clxx., p. 68; clxxvi., p. 27. 3 Boston Records. 

* Family Records and Gravestone. 5 Worcester Spy, Apr. 2, 1828. 6 Lancaster Records. 
7 Hingham Records, but all other records say May 5. 8 Worcester Records. 

Levi Lincoln, Sr. 


interested others in his welfare; he was assisted to abandon the forge, 
and after six months preparation entered Harvard University, where 
he was graduated in 1772. Originally intending to adopt the clerical 
profession, his purpose was changed by an accidental visit to the 
courts, when the eloquence of the elder Adams threw its power over 
the pending cause. He commenced the study of law with Daniel 
Farnham, Esq., in Newburyport, where he staid a year, and then 
completed his novitiate in the office of Joseph Hawley of Northampton, 
distinguished as jurist, statesman, and patriot. In April, 1775, he 
marched as volunteer with the minute-men to Cambridge : as the emer- 
gency of danger which called for the service had passed, he returned ; 
was admitted to the bar in Hampshire, and immediately established 
himself in Worcester. A wide and clear field for the exertion of 
talent was presented. The principal men of the county had espoused 
the cause of the royal government, and been driven from their 
homes, or deserted their country. Two lawyers only remained at the 
bar when the temples of justice were reopened, in 1775, after having 
been closed by the tumult of arms for a year. (Judge John Sprague 
of Lancaster and Joshua Upham of Brookfield.) Decision of char- 
acter and energy of purpose, capacity to lead, and popular address, 
soon gave him prominent station. Introduced into extensive busi- 
ness, he still devoted his talents to the cause of independence, and 
immediately became an active member of the committees of the 
revolution. Animated appeals to patriotism in written addresses, and 
printed communications to the newspaper of the town, attest the ardor 
of his devotion and the powerful expression of his pen. When the 
courts commenced, after their suspension, in Dec, 1775, he was 
appointed Clerk. In Jan., 1777, on resigning, he was commissioned 
by the executive council, Judge of Probate, and held the office till 
1781, when it was relinquished, in consequence of interference with 
professional engagements. 

"In 1779, he was specially designated to prosecute the claims of 
government to the large estates of the refugees confiscated under the 
Absentee Act : and was Commissioner to expedite the payment of the 
Continental tax. He was delegate of the town to the convention in 
Cambridge for framing a state constitution. In Feb., 1781, he was 
elected by the Legislature, under the Confederation, representative in 
the Continental Congress, but the honor was declined. In 1783, he was 
called by the Supreme Court to the degree of Barrister at Law, a judicial 
distinction only conferred on himself and Judge Sprague in the county, 
after the revolution. In 1796, he was representative in the General 


Court; in 1797, member of the Senate of the Commonwealth; and 
exerted strong influence in the legislative action, particularly in the 
modification of the judicial and school systems. In the autumn of 
1800, although his democratic principles were known to be opposed to 
those of a majority of the electors, he was returned representative to the 
seventh Congress, and was chosen to supply the vacancy occasioned 
by the resignation of Hon. D wight Foster at the then next session. 
He was selected, soon after taking his seat, by President Jefferson to 
form one of his cabinet. On the 5th March, 1801, he was appointed 
Attorney General of the United States, and was provisional Secretary 
of State, until the arrival of Mr. Madison at the Federal city, in May 
following. The duties of the former charge separating him from his 
family, it was resigned, after nearly four years service. 4 1 received 
last night,' writes Mr. Jefferson, Dec. 28, 1804, 'your letter, pro- 
posing to resign your office; and I received it with real affliction. It 
would have been my greatest happiness, to have kept together to the 
end of my term our executive family ; for our harmony and cordialty 
have really made us but as one family. . . . You carry with you, my 
entire approbation of your official conduct, my thanks for your ser- 
vices, my regrets on losing them, and my affectionate friendship.' In 
the spring of 1806, he was elected member of the Council of Massa- 
chusetts. In 1807, and 1808, he was Lieutenant Governor of the 
Commonwealth. On the decease of Gov. Sullivan, in Dec, 1808, he 
discharged the duties of Chief Magistrate for the remainder of the 
term of office. He was nominated for election as Governor, in 1800, 
but in the revolution of party, his competitor, Gov. Gore, prevailed. 
He afterwards declined being candidate, when the ascendency of the 
political principles to which he adhered, would have rendered success 
more sure. In 1810 and 1811, he was again councillor. In 1811, he 
was appointed by President Madison, Associate Justice of the Supreme 
Court of the United States, and Mr. Madison in a most flattering 
letter urged his acceptance, but weakness of sight, terminating in 
almost total blindness, rendered it necessary to decline even such 
solicitation, and to retire from public life. Partial restoration of 
vision, enabled him to resume the cultivation of the farm and the 
classical studies, both objects of passionate attachment, and among 
the fields and with the pages of his favorite Latin authors, to alleviate 
the infirmities of decaying health and pressing age." 

44 The number of important offices which Mr. Lincoln filled give 
some indication of the estimation in which his talents were held by 
the people,, and by some of the most distinguished statesmen of the 


country. He was learned in his profession, and, in his addresses to a 
jury, eloquent and sometimes irresistible. As a statesman, he was 
fearless and independent, and obtained respect by his energy and 
decision of character, and not by the practice of any arts to secure 
popular favor and public admiration." 

44 For a period of nearly forty years," says Mr. Willard, 44 he was 
in active life, and bore leading part amid vast and important changes 
in our community, such as none of the present generation can be 
called on to witness. He was, without question, at the head of the 
bar, from the close of the Revolution till he left our courts at the 
commencement of the present century. His professional business far 
exceeded that of any other member of the bar. He was retained in 
every case of importance; and for many years, constantly attended 
the courts in Hampshire and Middlesex. His great command of lan- 
guage, his power in searching out the truth from unwilling witnesses, 
in analyzing, arrranging and presenting to the mind the evidence 
of the case, rendered him a highly popular advocate, and gave him 
great success in jury trials. Wide reading and extensive practice 
constituted him a learned jurist." 

He was one of the original members of the American Academy of 
Arts and Sciences, trustee of Leicester Academy, first president of 
the Worcester Agricultural Society and associate of many useful insti- 
tutions. The following obituary appeared in the /Spy, Apr. 26, 1820, 
a few days after his decease : — 

44 With perhaps but one or two exceptions, we have now followed to 
the tomb the last of that illustrious band of Statesmen and Lawyers, 
who laid the foundation of that admirable system of government and 
laws, which for forty years have afforded security and dispensed bless- 
ings to our Commonwealth. Their works form for them collectively, 
a monument durable as our liberties ; but without the aid of some 
faithful biographer, what will posterity know of many of them indi- 
vidually. Our Law Reports have indeed 4 erected a frail memorial ' 
for those who have been accidentally named in them — but those whose 
plastick hands formed and matured the majestick fabrick of our laws 
and liberties, who gave the first practical construction to our Constitu- 
tion, will soon be remembered no more. — While we are protected and 
comforted by its shade, it certainly would be an instructive as well as 
a curious employment to trace from the acorn the gradual development 
and growth of the majestick oak, under whose branches we sit. The 
few surviving cotemporaries of dishing, Dana, Parsons, the Strongs, 


Sewall, Sullivan, Sedgwick, Lincoln and their companions, owe it not 
only to posterity, but to the greater part of the present generation to 
place upon record the history of their lives, particularly those instruc- 
tive and interesting anecdotes that connect thera with the great history 
of the country. Few of our lawyers and divines are acquainted with 
the fact that the arbitrary encroachments of the Royalist Clergymen, 
in the year 1776, were first successfully resisted here, and that too by 
Mr. Lincoln — that it probably was his exertions that first defined and 
settled the often conflicting interests of Minister, Church and Parish. 
How few of our rising politicians have been taught that the first prac- 
tical comment on the introductory clause of the Bill of Rights was 
first given by a Worcester jury : That it was here first shown, by the 
irresistible eloquence of Lincoln, that all men were in truth born free 
and equal, and that a Court sitting under the authority of our Consti- 
tution could not admit as a justification for an assault, the principle of 
Master and Slave : — That it was the memorable verdict obtained upon 
this trial, which first broke the fetters of negro slavery in Massachu- 
setts, and let the oppressed free. This deed of Judge Lincoln, even 
if it stood alone, ought to consecrate his memory with every freeman." 

More than eighty years later, the glorious achievement thus recorded 
as begun, in favor of the emancipation of the slave, by one descen- 
dant from Samuel Lincoln, the Hingham settler, was completed by 
another descendant, Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United 

Children of Levi and Martha (Waldo) Lincoln. Born at Worcester, 

Mass. :— ! 

a. Levi, born Oct. 25, 1782; died May 29, 18G8, at Worcester. He graduated 
at Harvard College, 1802 ; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 
Worcester in 1805. He was elected to the state senate in 1812. In 
1814 he was elected representative to the General Court from the town of 
Worcester, and continued to be re-elected until 1822, except three years, 
when he declined being a candidate. In 1822 he was Speaker of the 
House. In 1820 he was a member of the convention to amend the State 
Constitution. In 1823 he was elected lieutenant-governor, and the same 
year was chosen one of the Presidential electors and cast a vote for John- 
Quincy Adams. In 1824 he was appointed an associate justice of the 
supreme judicial court of Massachusetts, but held this office for but a 
short time, being nominated and elected in 1825 governor of Massachu- 
setts, receiving 35,000 out of 37,000 votes cast. He entered upon the 
duties of this office on the last Wednesday of May, 1825, aud was con- 
tinuously re-elected governor for eight years, until 1834, when he volun- 
tarily withdrew from being any longer a candidate. In 1834 he was 
chosen representative to Congress and was re-elected to the two 
succeeding Congresses. In 1841 he was appointed Collector of the Port 
of Boston by President Harrison and held that office till Sept., 1843. He 

1 Worcester Records: Family Bible: Gravestones. 

Levi Lincoln, Jr. 


(From the original painting, by Harding.) 


was again state senator in 1844 and '45. In 1848 he was appointed by 
the Legislature a Presidential elector and was chosen to preside over the 
Electoral College. In 1864 he was for the third time chosen elector. In 
1848 he became the first mayor of the City of Worcester. For twenty- 
eight years, 1824 to '52, he was president of the Worcester Agricultural 
Society, and the number of local offices and appointments which he held 
is legion. He received the degree of LL.D. from Williams College in 
1824 and from Harvard in 1826. For a detailed sketch of his life and 
character, see " Memoir of Hon. Levi Lincoln," published by the Mass. 
Hist. Society ; and a " Memorial of Levi Lincoln," prepared by the family. 
He married, Sept. 6, 1807, at Worcester, 1 Penelope-Winslow, daughter of 
William (William, Nicholas, Caleb, Eobert) and Mary (Chandler) Sever 
of Kingston and Worcester, Mass.; born July 21, 1786, at Worcester; 
died Apr. 2, 1872, at Worcester. 2 She was descended from Gov. Edward 
Win slow of Plymouth. 

Children, born at Worcester : — 3 

a. Sarah- Warren (called Sarah-Sever in Church Records), bapt. 

May 2, 1808; died set. 11 days. 

b. Levi, born Aug. 22, 1810; died Sept. 1, 1845, unmarried. 

c. William-Sever, born Nov. 22, 1811 ; died Nov. 8, 1889. 

d. Daniel- Waldo, 4 born Jan. 16, 1813; died July 1, 1880. 

e. Penelope-Sever, born July 1, 1815; living, 1902, at Worcester. 
/. George, born Oct. 19, 1816; died Feb. 23, 1847. 

g. Anne -Warren, born Aug. 28, 1818; died July 24, 1846, 

h. John- Waldo, 5 born Dec. 2, 1820; died Dec. 15, 1896. 

b. Daniel- Waldo, born Mch. 2, 1784; died April 17, 1815, at Worcester, 6 

unmarried. " He graduated at Harvard College, 1803, read law with his 
father, established himself in Portland, Me., was appointed by Gov. Sulli- 
van, county attorney of Cumberland ; was in practice in Boston from April, 
1810, to July, 1813, and then resumed business in Portland. An oration 
delivered at Worcester, July 4, 1805, and one before the Bunker Hill 
Association, July 4, 1810, are the only printed memorials of the splendid 
genius he possessed." 7 

c. Martha, born Oct. 19, 1785; died April 19, 1822, at Charlestown, Mass. 

She married May 23, 1814, at Worcester, Leonard-Moody, son of James 
(Leonard, Phineas, James, James) and Sarah (Dickenson) Parker of 
Shirley, Mass.; born Jan. 9, 1789, at Shirley; died Aug. 25, 1854, at 
Shirley. 8 He was a lawyer in Charlestown, "naval officer, trustee of 
schools, &c, and much esteemed. He returned to Shirley and was of 
much mark in political life, being chosen state senator." 9 

Children, born at Charlestown: — 

a. Martha-Lincoln, born Aug. 4, 1815 ; died Oct. 2, 1835, unmarried. 

b. Elizabeth- Waldo, born May 9, 1817. 

c. Sarah-Rebecca, born Mch. 16, 1822. 

d. John-Waldo, born June 23, 1787 (his gravestone says June 24) ; died Oct. 

2, 1852, at Worcester, 10 unmarried. He was for many years a merchant in 
Worcester, and during his whole Ufe was closely identified with the inter- 
ests of that town. He was captain of the Worcester Light Infantry at 
the time when that company was stationed near Boston for the protection 

1 Worcester Records. 2 Family Records. * Ibid. 

* Father of [d] Waldo Lincoln, compiler of this genealogy. 

* His name was changed toy the Legislature to Edward-Winslow. 

e Family Records. 7 " Histosy of Worcester," p. 271. 8 Family Records. 
a Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown," vol. ii., p. 729. 10 Family Records. 


of the coast during the war of 1812. He was representative in 1825 and '20 
and state senator from 1827 to '32, inclusive. From 1844 to '51 he was 
sheriff of the county. He was first president of the Worcester Gas Light 
Co., president of the Worcester Agricultural Society and founder of the 
" Orphans' Home," to which he gave liberally in real estate and money. 
" He was a man of strongly marked character, but of kind feelings and 
enduring friendship." He exerted a great influence in the legislature and 
accomplished his objects with such judgment, tact and energy as to com- 
mand the admiration of all. As sheriff he took an active interest in 
inspiring the moral, as well as ameliorating the physical, condition of the 
subjects of legal restraint. His portrait is in possession of the "Orphans' 

e. Enoch, born Dec. 28, 1788; died Oct. 11, 1829, at Augusta, Me. He en- 
tered the sophomore class of Harvard College in 1806, but withdrew in 
1808, during his senior year. He studied law with his brother Levi, and 
was admitted to the bar in Worcester County in 1811. He first began 
practice at Salem, Mass., but removed the next year to Fryeburgh, Me., 
where he devoted himself to his profession and to literature. In 1815, 
he was appointed deputy by Hon. William-P. Preble, then district attor- 
ney of the United States, and in 1818 he was elected to Congress. In 
1819, he removed to Paris, Me., where he continued to practice law, but 
also continued to represent the district of Oxford in the national legisla- 
ture until 1826, when, with great unanimity, he was elected governor of 
Maine, to which office he was re-elected for the two succeeding years. In 
the spring of 1829 he declined to be again a candidate, intending, in 
retirement, to devote himself to the pursuits of agriculture, science and 
literature, but before the expiration of his term of office he visited 
Augusta to deliver an oration on the occasion of the laying the corner 
stone of the capitol, and to address the Female Academy there. Suffering 
from a severe illness, the exertion was too great for his strength. He 
retired from the exercises to the house of a friend and there died after 
three clays of confinement. He was buried with public honors in the 
grounds fronting the capitol. He was never married. His portrait is in 
the capitol at Augusta. 1 

/. Waldo, born July 10, 1790 (gravestone says June 10) ; died Aug. 25, 1795, 
at Worcester. 

g. Rebecca, born Jan. 11, 1792; died Jan. 10, 1855, at Worcester. 2 She mar- 
ried, Apr. 24, 1817, at Worcester, 3 Rejoice, son of Isaac Newton of 
Greenfield, Mass.; born Oct. 11, 1782, at Greenfield; died Feb. 4, 1868, at 
Worcester. 4 He graduated at Dartmouth College, 1807 ; was admitted to 
the bar in 1810, and immediately connected himself in professional busi- 
ness with Hon. Francis Blake of Worcester, which continued until Apr., 
1814. He was county attorney until 1824; representative in the General 
Court in 1829, '30 and '31; and was state senator in 1834. In 1826, he 
formed a law partnership T r ith his brother-in-law William Lincoln, which 
lasted until the latter's death in 1843. Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Newton 
are, 1900, in the possession of the estate of their daughter, Mrs. Hester 

Children, born at Worcester : — 

a. Daniel-Lincoln, born Nov. 24, 1818; died June 30, 1820. 

b. Levi-Lincoln, born Aug. 20, 1820; died Oct. 21, 1847, unmarried. 

c. Hestkr, born June 1, 1823; died Sept. 7, 1899. 

h. Waldo, born Jan. 8, 1799; died same day. 

i. Waldo, born Apr. 26, 1800 (gravestone says Apr. 2), bapt. May 3, 1800; 
died Aug. 13, 1803. 

1 " History of Worcester," p. 244: " Maine Hist. & Gen. Recorder," vol. iii., p. 139. 

2 Family Records. 8 Worcester Records. 4 Family Records. 

Daniel Waldo. 

(From the original painting, by Harding.) 


j. William, born Sept. 26, 1801 (Worcester Records say 1802) ; died Oct. 5, 
1843, at Worcester. 1 He graduated at Harvard College, 1822; studied 
law with his brother Levi, and was admitted to the bar at Worcester in 
1825. He was much interested in antiquarian research, and was at various 
times librarian, corresponding secretary, secretary for domestic corres- 
pondence and member of the committee of publication of the American 
Antiquarian Society. He was a voluminous and ready writer, at one time 
editor of the National JEgis, and with Christopher-Columbus Baldwin 
published the " Worcester Magazine and Historical Journal," which, 
however, reached only its second volume, but contains much historical 
matter relating to Worcester County. In 1836, he published a " History 
of Worcester" ; a very^ complete and accurate history of the town from its 
settlement to that year. From 1832 till his death he was secretary of the 
Worcester County Institution for Savings. From 1835 to 1840 he was a 
member of the State legislature. He was, in 1838, appointed a trus- 
tee of the State Lunatic Hospital at Worcester ; he was a member of the 
Massachusetts Historical Society and of many other societies. He was 
of medium height, of well-knit frame and sprightly gait, with keen and 
twinkling eyes and dignified and affable manner. He was never married, 
though at one time engaged. The only portrait ever taken of him was a 
miniature which, at one time, was in possession of his fiancee, but no 
trace of it has been found for many years. 

cahf. Daniel, son of Daniel (Cornelius, Cornelius, Cornelius) 
and Rebecca (Salisbury) Waldo; born Jan. 20, 1763, at Boston, 
Mass., 2 bapt. Jan. 23, 1763; died July 9, 1845, at Worcester, Mass. 3 
He was educated to be a merchant, and was taken into partnership by 
his father soon after the family removed to Worcester. This partner- 
ship was dissolved Dec. 31, 1791; and, thereafter, for nearly thirty 
years, the younger Daniel conducted, by himself, a very extended 
hardware business, and accumulated thereby what, in those days, was 
considered a large fortune. Although he was an influential and 
leading citizen, and his name occurs with great frequency in the town 
records, he held no town office, save such minor positions as clerk of 
the market and fireward. He shunned rather than sought political 
preferment, and it was with reluctance that he consented to serve as 
state senator, to which position he was elected in 1816 and the two 
following years. In 1814 he was a member of the famous Hartford 
convention. He succeeded his father as president of the Worcester 
(now Worcester National) Bank in Oct., 1804, and held that office 
until his death, a period of forty-one years. In 1828 he was elected 
first president of the Worcester County Institution for Savings, which 
office he also held until his death. He was president of the Worcester 
Agricultural Society from 1820 to 1824, and was connected with many 
other local societies and institutions. In 1806 Mr. Waldo built a 
brick dwelling-house on Main Street, on the site of the present 
Central Exchange building, with quarters in the south rooms of the 

i Worcester Records. a Boston Records. s Worcester Records. 


first floor for the Worcester Bank. In 1828 he built a large and 
stately mansion, just south of the last, which was moved back, in 
1854, to Waldo Street, to make room for Mechanics Hall, and is now 
a hotel, known as the " Waldo House." 

44 Mr. Waldo was a true Christian gentleman, catholic in spirit, and 
most exemplary in manners and morals. He was a munificent public 
benefactor, charitable to the needy, assisting and encouraging the 
meritorious, and freely and liberally contributing to measures for the 
instruction and improvement of all. The beautiful Rural Cemetery 
and the Central Church (the original building, now abandoned for 
church purposes, but long known as ' the Waldo Church') are proofs 
of his considerate regard to the wants of the community, and were 
gifts of his bounty, while the distribution, by will, of the bulk of his 
great wealth to beneficent institutions will bear perpetual witness to 
his expansive philanthropy." 1 By Mr. Waldo's will, the sum of one 
hundred and seventy-three thousand dollars was left in bequests to 
various charitable and religious societies, the largest beneficiaries being 
the Massachusetts General Hospital and the American Board of Com- 
missioners for Foreign Missions. A long and enthusiastic tribute to 
his character was published in the Massachusetts Spy, July 23, 1845. 
He was never married, and in him became extinct, in America, the 
male line of Cornelius (Cornelius) Waldo; the only representatives of 
that line now bearing the name of Waldo being the descendants of 
his uncle Joseph [ca#], all of whom now reside in Europe. 

In 1813 Daniel Waldo was a hardware merchant in Boston, at 50 
Broad Street, probably for a short time only, as his name appears in 
the directory for that year, but not in the succeeding one. 

His portrait, by Chester Harding, is in possession of the Massa- 
chusetts General Hospital, Boston. 

dhaa. Abigail, daughter of Jonathan ( Zachariah, Daniel, Cor- 
nelius) and Abigail (Whittemore) Waldo; born Nov. 15, 1757, at 
Pomfret, Conn.; 2 died May 19, 1817, at Canterbury, Conn. She 
married May 16, 1782, at Canterbury, 3 Nathan, son of Capt. Isaac 
and Elizabeth Hyde of Canterbury; born Sept. 23, 1751, at Canter- 
bury ; died Apr. 21, 1829, at Canterbury, 4 "in the 78 year of his 
age." 5 

They lived at Canterbury, and are there buried in the so-called 

1 Address by Hon. Levi Lincoln to the Worcester Fire Society, April, 1862. 

2 Pomfret Records, where her birth is also recorded, June 17, 1757. 

3 Canterbury Records. * Ibid. 6 Gravestone. 


" Hyde Cemetery. ,, Beside them lie their daughter, son and daughter- 
in-law. Mrs. Hyde's epitaph is as follows :— 

"Sacred | to the memory of | Mrs Abigail, wife | of Mr 
Nathan Hyde | who died | May 10 1817 | in the | 60th year of 
her age | In her we have lost an af | fectionate wife, a tender | 
parent and a kind f neighbor" 

Children of Nathan and Abigail (Waldo) Hyde. Born at Canter- 
bury, Conn. :— 1 

a David, born Feb. 20, 1784; died Dec. 30, 1827, at Canterbury;' married 
Oct. 10, 1816, at Canterbury, 3 Mary-W. Manning: born 1795; died Sept. 
25, 1850, at Canterbury, aged 55 years. 4 They lived at Canterbury. 
Their children, except Lucia, are all named in a deed of Mch. 31, 1838, 
recorded at Woodstock, Conn., as under guardianship of Mary-W. Hyde. 
[See dhacJ] 

Children, first four recorded at Canterbury :— 

a. Abigail-Waldo, born July 7, 1817; married Jacob Russell. 

b. Mary (or Nancy) -Matilda, born Feb. 9, 1819. . 

c. Nathan-Manning, born Jan. 29, 1821 ; died June 23, 1892. * 

d. David-R., born Oct. 31, 1822. 

e. Lucia, born Nov. 12, 1824; died Oct. 24, 1825. 6 

/. Frederick, no record of his birth. Named as administrator 
on estate of Mary-W. Hyde, Oct. 17, 1850. 7 
b. Agratia, born Oct. 7, 1787; died Oct. 3, 1853, at Brooklyn, Conn., unmar- 
ried. 8 She was a teacher, and lived at Brooklyn. 

dhab. Hannah, daughter of Jonathan ( Zachariah, Daniel, 
Cornelius) and Abigail (Whittemore) Waldo; born Feb. 1, 1759, at 
Pomfret, Conn. ; 9 died Oct. 18, 1840, at Killingly, Conn. 10 She 
married Jan. 14, 1774 (probably an error for 1784), at Pomfret, 11 
Roland, son of Benjamin (Benjamin, John, John) and Dorothy 
(Perrin) Leavens of Killingly; born Sept. 7, 1758, at Killingly; 12 
died Mch. 18, 1844, at Killingly. 13 They lived at North Killingly, 
now known as Putnam Heights, and are both buried in the ancient 
and sadly neglected graveyard there. 

The inscription on Mrs. Leavens's gravestone is as follows : — 

11 Sacred | to the memory of | Mrs Hannah | Wife of | Rolan 
Leavens Esq | who died Oct. 18, 1840 | aged 81 years. | She was 
an exemplary mem | ber of the First Congregational | Church of 
Killingly for more than | half a century." 

1 Canterbury Records. 2 Gravestone. 3 Canterbury Records. * Gravestone. 
5 Gravestone. 6 Gravestone. 7 Canterbury Probate Records, vol. ii., p. 21. 

8 Brooklyn Records. Gravestone at Canterbury says died Oct. 2. 

9 Pomfret Records. 10 Gravestone. n Pomfret Records. 12 Killingly Records. 
13 Gravestone: Records of Rev. P.-F. Leavens, Passaic, N. J. 



She joined the Church at Putnam Heights Oct. 14, 1787. 

Children of Roland and Hannah (Waldo) Leavens. 1 Born at Kill- 
ingly, Conn. : — 

a. William, born Nov. 4, 1784; died Feb. 22, 1862, at Peekskill, N. Y. He 

was a lumber merchant, living at New York City. He married, Feb. 12, 
1832, at New York, Ann, daughter of Ebenezer and Eve (Bloomer) Bur- 
ling of New Rochelle, N. Y., born Dec. 25, , at New Rochelle; died 

June 7, , at Peekskill. 2 

Children, born at New York : — 

a. Lewis, born May 5, 1823. 

b. William, born May 19, 1826. 

b. Mary, born Dec. 24, 1785; died July 10, 1846, at Killingly. She is buried 

in the old graveyard at Putnam by the side of her parents. She was 

c. Lyman, born Dec. 16, 1788 ; died May 24, 1850. He is buried in the old 

graveyard at Putnam. He was never married. 

d. Marcia, born Mch. 9, 1790; died Apr. 1, 1842. 3 She is named in her aunt 

Sarah Waldo's will. She married, Nov. 25, 1813, at Killingly, Silas, son 
of Oliver (Oliver, Samuel, John, John) and Mary (Bateman) Richmond 
of Killingly; born June 6, 1788, at Killingly; died Oct. 7, 1866. He mar- 
- ried (2), June 18, 1843, at Killingly, 4 Laura Leavens, sister of his first 
wife \_dhabf~\. He lived at Richmond, Hopkinton and Charleston, R. I., 
and at Putnam, Conn. He had no children by his second wife. 

Children : — 

a. William-Leavens, born Nov. 6, 1814, at Pomfret, Conn. 

b. George- Waldo, born April 7, 1817, at Providence, R. I. 

c. Mary-B., born Dec. 16, 1818, at Falmouth, Mass. 

d. Nancy-B., born May 22, 1820, at Falmouth, Mass. 

e. Angeline-Perrin, born June 16, 1822, at Seekonk, R. I. 

/. Henry-Huntington, born Nov. 22, 1823, at Seekonk, R. I. 

g. Samuel-Newell, born May 1, 1825, at North Providence, R. I. 

h. Hannah-W., born Nov. 24, 1827, at North Providence, R. I. 

i. Silas-R., born Sept. 1, 1829, at North Providence, R. I. 
6. Lucia, born Mch. 9, 1790, twin of Marcia; died 1875, at Putnam, Conn.; 
married, Nov. 25, 1813, at Killingly, Asa, son of Cornelius (Joseph, 
Joseph, Daniel, Peregrine, William) and Mirriam (Brackett) White of 
Douglas, Mass.; born Sept. 15, 1783, at Douglas,; died Aug. 11, 1823, at 
Pomfret, Conn. He was a carpenter. She is called "Widow Lucy 
White " in her aunt Sarah Waldo's will of June 27, 1827. She married, 
(2) 1843, at Killingly, a Mr. Fuller of Killingly; born 1775; died 1850. 
He was a farmer. 5 

Children, born at Killingly :— ■ 

a. Emily, born Nov. 4, 1814; died Oct., 1852, at Peekskill, N. Y. 

b. Lyman-Leavens, born Apr. 23, 1817; died Dec. 9, 1821. 6 

c. Frances-F., born June 13, 1818; died Nov. 15, 1836. 7 

d. Warren- Waldo, born Oct. 25, 1821. 

e. Asa-Lyman, born Nov. 14, 1823 ; died Dec. 10, 1889, at Putnam. 

1 Records of Rev. P.-F. Leavens, Passaic, N. J. 

» Records of Eleanor- Osgood Leavens, Peekskill, N. Y. 

8 Records of Mr. Andrew Leavens, Putnam, Conn. * Killingly Records. 

8 Records of Warren- Waldo White, Danielson, Conn. 6 Gravestone. 7 'Ibid. 


/. Laura, born Apr. 28, 1798; date of her death unknown; married, June 8, 
1843, at Killingly, 1 Silas Richmond, whose first wife was her sister 
Marcia [dhabd']. No children. 

g. Sarah, bapt. June 24, 1802; probably died young, as she is not named in 
her aunt Sarah Waldo's will. 

dhac. Sarah, daughter of Jonathan (Zachariah, Daniel, Corne- 
lius) and Abigail (Whittemore) Waldo; born Men. 13, 1761, at Pom- 
fret, Conn. ; died June 30, 1837, at Pomfret.' 2 She is buried in the 
old burying-ground at Pom fret. She never married. The will of 
Sarah Waldo of Pomfret, dated June 27, 1837, probated Mch. 5, 
1838, names — sister Hannah Leavens, Polly and Laura Leavens, 
widow Lucy White, Mrs. Marsha Richmond, Lyman Leavens, Lucretia 
Brown, Hannah Averill, Warren-W. Averill, Eliza Merill, the daugh- 
ters of Zechariah Waldo, Daniel Waldo son of John Waldo, Agratia 
Hyde, widow Mary Hyde, sister Betsey Corbin. Frederic Averill, Jr., 
was made residuary legatee and executor. 3 She was admitted to the 
church at Pomfret Mch., 1832. 4 

The following deeds on record at Woodstock, Conn., are of value : — 5 

Mch. 7, 1828, John Waldo of Woodstock conveyed to Sally Waldo 
of Canterbury, several parcels of land in Woodstock. 

May 8, 1838, John Waldo, Sarah Waldo, Ralph Waldo, Sullivan 
Waldo and Warren Waldo of Royalton, Vt., appointed William Price 
of Woodstock, attorney to sell land in Woodstock " that fell to us in 
consequence of the death of our relative Sally Waldo, late of Pom- 
fret, Conn." 

July 10, 1838, William-P. Waldo of Randolph, Mass., yeoman, 
appointed William Price, attorney to convey estate whereof " my 
aunt Sally Waldo, of Pomfret, Ct., singlewoman, died seized." 

Mch. 31, 1838, Roland Leavens and Hannah Leavens, and Agratia 
Hyde and Mary-W. Hyde as guardian for Abby Hyde, Nancy-M. 
Hyde, Nathaniel-M. Hyde, David-R. Hyde and Frederick Hyde of 
Canterbury, Conn., and William Price as guardian of Daniel Waldo 
of Woodstock, Conn., appointed William Price of Woodstock, attor- 
ney to convey estate " left us as heirs of the late Sarah Waldo, late 
of Pomfret, Conn." 

Sept. 10, 1838, Jonathan Waldo of Andover, Mass., appointed 
William Price of Woodstock, attorney to sell estate ' ' that Sally 
Waldo, my aunt, singlewoman, died seized of." 

1 Killingly Records. 3 Pomfret Records : Gravestone. 

» Pomfret Probate Records, vol. xviii., p. 522. * Records of First Church, Pomfret. 

* Woodstock Deeds, vols, xviii., p. 68; xxii., pp. 57-62. 


June 20, 1839, Roland Leavens and Hannah Leavens of Killingly, 
Agratia Hyde, Mary-W. Hyde as guardian for Alla-W. Hyde, Mary- 
W. Hyde, Nathaniel-M. Hyde of Canterbury and all of Windham 
County, and Sarah Waldo, Ralph Waldo, Sullivan Waldo, John 
Waldo, Warren Waldo and Louisa- A. Waldo, all of Royalton, Vt., 
and Jonathan Waldo of Andover, Mass., and William-P. Waldo of 
Randolph, Mass., and Judson Reynolds and Mahala-W. Reynolds of 
Collinsville, Conn., and William Price as guardian to Daniel- W. 
Waldo of Woodstock, Conn., conveyed to Leonard Cocking, two 
tracts of land in South Society of Woodstock, " formerly owned by 
Sarah Waldo now deceased." 

dhae. Zachariah, son of Jonathan ( Zachariah, Daniel, Corne- 
lius) and Abigail ( Whittemore) Waldo ; born Dec. 26, 1764, at Pomfret, 
Conn.; ] died Aug. 3, 1818, at Royalton, Vt., being killed by falling 
from the roof of his house. 2 His gravestone at Royalton erroneously 
says 1819. He removed to Royalton about 1794, in which year his 
name first appears on the Grand List of that town, but he had appar- 
ently visited the town at an earlier date and perhaps lived there for a 
time, since in a deed dated July 10, 1787, by which he purchased of 
Timothy Durkee one-half of an hundred acre lot in Royalton, he is 
described as of Royalton. The name "Zacheus Waldo," on the 
Grand List of Royalton for 1793, is probably intended for him, in 
which case he went to Royalton in that year, probably soon after the 
birth of his eldest son, which is recorded at Thompson, Conn. 

Aug. 24, 1818, Abigail Waldo was appointed " Administratrix on 
the estate of her late husband Zechariah Waldo, late of Royalton, 
deceased," The appraisal of his estate names a farm of one hundred 
and thirty acres with buildings, in Royalton, valued at $1000. The 
personal estate was valued at $730. 50. 3 This farm, some years after 
his death, came into the possession of his son Sullivan, by quitclaim 
deeds from the other children. 4 

He was a soldier in the Revolution, and his widow Abigail made an 
application for a pension Oct. 16, 1838, at which time she was sixty- 
four years of age and residing at Royalton, and the same was allowed 
by reason of her husband's service in the Connecticut troops during 
the Revolutionary war. Papers on file show that he " enlisted in the 
month of March, 1781, as private, for three years; in what company 

1 Pomfret Records. 2 " History of Windsor County, Vt.," p. 784: Family 'Bible. 
3 Woodstock, Vt., Probate Records, vol. vi., p. 290. * Royalton Deeds. 


she cannot say, but was in Col. John Durkee's regiment, Thomas 
Grosvenor Lieut.-Col., in Gen. Huntington's Brigade." 1 

" Apr. 5, 1805. This may certify that I do not agree in religious 
opinions with a majority of the inhabitants of this town. — Zachara 
Waldo." 2 The foregoing shows an independence of mind character- 
istic of many members of the family. What his rejigious belief was, 
however, has not been learned. 

He married, Feb. 4, 1793, at Thompson, Conn., 3 Abigail, daughter 
of Moses and Sarah (Bacon) Corbin of Woodstock, Conn. ; born 
Mch. 16, 1774, at Woodstock; died Dec. 26, 1859, at Royal ton, 
of typhoid fever, aged 85 years, 9 months, 10 days. 4 

Nov. 5, 1811, " Zachariah Waldo and Abigail Waldo, both of 
Royal ton, County of Winsor and State of Vermont, yeoman, and 
Jemima Newton and John Bailey and Salty Bailey of Thompson, 
Conn., Yeoman, and Moses Corban of Troy, N. Y., and Benjamin 
Saxton and Susanna Saxton of Hutzen (sic), N. Y.," quitclaimed 
unto Enoch Bacon to land in Sturbridge, Mass., "it being all our 
share set off to the heirs of Sarah Corban late of Woodstock deceased, 
it being her share in her mother Sarah Bacon's thirds late of Vershire, 
County of Orange, Vt., deceased." 5 

Zachariah and Abigail Waldo are both buried at Royalton. The 
births of their children are not recorded there, but according to family 
tradition they were all born there, save the oldest, whose birth is 
recorded at Thompson. The following are the inscriptions on their 
gravestones : — 

"Zachariah Waldo | died | Aug. 3, 1819 | as 53 yrs." 

"Abigail C. | wife of | Zachariah Waldo | died | Dec. 26 
1859 | Ae 86 yrs." 

Children of Zachariah and Abigail (Corbin) Waldo. Born, a at 
Thompson, Conn., b-k at Royalton, Vt. :— 6 
dhae a. John, born July 4, 1793; died Feb. 18, 1807, at Royalton. 
dhae b. Sarah, born Apr. 3, 1795; died Feb. 8, 1876, at Royalton, unmarried, 
dhae c. Ralph, born Sept. 11, 1797. 
dhae d. Jonathan, born Sept. 6, 1799. 
dhae e. Sullivan, born Sept. 11, 1801. 

dhaef. Moses-Corbin, born Nov. 16, 1803; died Dec. 21, 1822, at Royalton. 7 
dhaeg. Mahala, born July 28, 1806. 
dhaeh. John, born Mch. 27, 1808. 

i U. S. Pension Rolls, W, 25890. * Royalton Records. 3 Thompson Records. 
* Royalton Records. 5 Worcester County, Mass., Deeds, vol. ccxlv., p. 588. 
e Thompson Records : Royalton Records : Family Bible : Gravestones. 
i Gravestone says Dec. 30: " Waldos in America " says Dec. 29. 


dhae i. William-Putnam, born May. 19, 1810. 
dhae j. Louisa-Ann, born Dec. 1, 1813. 
dhae k. Joseph-Warren, born Aug. 11, 1816. 

dhaj. John, son of Jonathan (Zachariah, Daniel, Cornelius) 
and Abigail (Whittemore) Waldo; born July 28, 1772, at Pomfret, 
Conn, i 1 died 1836, at Woodstock, Conn. 9 He removed to Wood- 
stock, where, June 3, 1803, John Waldo of Woodstock purchased a 
dwelling of Rachel Green, widow of John Green. This estate he sold 
June 21, 1809, to Elisha Sweet. Apr. 6, 1812, John Waldo and 
Rebecca Waldo, both of Woodstock, conveyed an estate in the First 
Parish of Woodstock. Mch. 5, 1816, they conveyed other estate in 
Woodstock. 3 

No record of his first marriage has been found, nor of the birth or 
death of his first wife; but that she was the daughter of David 
Sprague, of either Woodstock or Killingly, Conn., and that she had 
no children, is proved by a deed, dated Sept. 10, 1824, in which 
Eunice Sprague of Woodstock quitclaimed to John Waldo, to all 
estate " situated in the town of Woodstock aforesaid or wherever the 
same may be, which descended from my brother, David Sprague, now 
deceased, to his daughter Rebecca, the said Rebecca being the only 
child of the said David and married to said John Waldo and is now 
deceased without leaving any children." Also, Daniel Sprague of 
Killingly, conveyed, May 4, 1822, to John Waldo, "All the land that 
Rebecca, my brother David Sprague's daughter, died possessed in fee 
of, she being the wife of said John Waldo, and deceased. 4 John 
Waldo married (2), Dec. 20, 1822, at Woodstock, 5 Lucretia Smith, 
both being described as of Woodstock, and the marriage was per- 
formed by "John Nichols, ordained Minister." Her birth and 
parentage are unknown. Sept. 11, 1826, he sold to George Bowen, 
the estate in Woodstock "where he lives"; but continued to live in 
the town, since, Mch. 7, 1828, in a deed to Sally Waldo of Canter- 
bury, he is called of Woodstock. 6 His death occurred before Feb. 2, 
1837, when, at a probate court held in Woodstock, "personally 
appeared Lucretia Waldo, Administratrix on the estate of Mr. John 
Waldo of said Woodstock, deceased, and represented said estate 
insolvent." Mch. 7, 1837, Mrs. Lucretia Waldo of Woodstock was 
appointed guardian to Daniel- W. Waldo, a minor of said town. Apr. 

1 Ponifret Records. * Family Bible; but no month or day given. 

» Woodstock Deeds, vols. xi. p. 183; xii., p. 331; xiv., p. 196; xv., p. 98. 

4 Woodstock Deeds, vol. xvii., pp. 541, 655. 

6 Woodstock Records. * Woodstock Deeds, vols, xvii., p. 428; xviii., p. 68. 


7, 1837, "It appearing to the Court that Mrs. Lucretia Waldo is an 
improper person to be longer continued as Guardian to the person and 
estate of Daniel- W. Waldo, a minor, in said town of Woodstock, 
Ordered by the Court that the said Lucretia be removed as guardian 
aforesaid and Capt. William Price be appointed guardian." * 

Mrs. Lucretia Waldo married (2), Oct. 17, LS39, Jeremiah, son of 
Jeremiah (Isaac, Enoch) Moffitt of Oxford, Mass., born Apr. 9, 
1809 ; died Aug. 27, 1848, at Oxford. 2 His first wife was Abigail 
Googins, whom he married Jan., 1835, and who died Dec. 22, 1838, 
without children. 3 She married (3), Aug. 1, 1849, at Worcester, 
Mass., Thomas Reed of Spencer, Mass. They lived for a time in 
Templeton, Mass., but removed to Rochdale, Mass., where he died, 
Mch. 4, 1866. 4 

Harriet Waldo, who lived in Worcester, kept a boarding-house 
and died there, Apr. 21, 1844, intestate and single, leaving some 
small property in Oxford, was an adopted child of Mr. Waldo's, and 
is said to have been 24 years old when she died. 

Child of John and Lucretia (Smith) Waldo. Born at Woodstock, 
Conn. : — 
dhaj a. Daniel-W, born about 1823. 

dhak. Lucretia, daughter of Jonathan (ZacJiariah, Daniel, 
Cornelius) and Joanna (Mighill) Waldo; born Nov. 7, 1773, at 
Pomfret, Conn., bapt. Dec. 5, 1773; died Dec. 22, 1810, at Pom- 
fret. 5 She married, Jan. 24, 1796, at Pomfret, 6 Frederick, son of 
Stephen ( William) and Sarah (Hendee) Averill of Hampton, Wind- 
ham and Pomfret, Conn.; born Oct. 24, 1761, at Windham; died 
July 18, 1853, at Pomfret. 7 He married (2), date and place not 
learned, Mrs. Phebe (Jewett) Phillips, who died Mch. 8, 1866, at 
Pomfret, aged 89 years, 11 months. 8 The will of Frederick Averill of 
Pomfret, dated Feb. 1, 1842, probated Aug. 15, 1853, names— wife 
Phebe Averill, son Warren-W. Averill, makes the five children, 
unnamed, residuary legatees, and the two sons, Lewis Averill and 
Warren-W. Averill, executors. 9 Mr. Averill and both his wives are 
buried in the old burying-ground at Pomfret. 

1 Woodstock Probate Records, vol. i., pp. 366, 367, 523. 

* " History of Oxford " ; Family Bible says Aug. 26. 3 m<L. * Family Bible. 

fi Pomfret Records : Gravestone. 6 Pomfret Records. 

i " History of Ancient Windham," p. 50 : Gravestone. 

8 Gravestone : Pomfret Church Records. 

9 Pomfret Probate Records, vol. xx., p. 325. 


Children of Frederick and Lucretia (Waldo) Averill. Born at 
Pomfret, Conn. : — l 

a. Lucretia, born Oct. 9, 1796; date of death unknown; married Mch. L3, 

1823, at Pomfret, Godfrey Brown, whose birth, death and parentage 
have not been learned. He is called of Brooklyn, Conn., in the marriage 
record, but they appear to have lived at Pomfret, where their children 
are recorded, and where three of them were baptized, Apr. 1, 1832. 2 

Children, born at Pomfret : — 

a. Andrew-Dixon, born July 19, 1824. 

b. "William-Averill, born Aug. 18, 1826. 

c. Eliza-Joann, born Apr. 22, 1828; died Sept. 14, 1830. 

d. Lucretia- Waldo, born Feb. 4, 1831. 

e. Eliza- Averill, born May 29, 1833. 
/. Mary -Edwards, born July 19, 1835. 
g. Amelia- Wheaton, born Jan. 10, 1838. 

b. Lewis, born July 26, 3 1798, died Jan. 8, 1869, at Pomfret. He lived at 

Pomfret, and was deacon of the Church. He married Mch. 30, 1824, at 
Pomfret, Hannah, daughter of Olney and Abigail (Burlingame) Burton 
of Pomfret; born Sept. 11, 1802, at Pomfret; died Nov. 2, 1889, at 
Pomfret, 4 

Children, born at Pomfret: — 

a. Joseph-Warren, born Jan. 1, 1825, bapt. June 24, 1832. 

b. Rufus-Burton, born Dec. 29, 1826, bapt. June 24, 1832. 

c. Abigail-Elizabeth, born Jan. 14, 1829, bapt. June 24, 1832. 

d. Lewis- Waldo, born Feb. 12, 1831, bapt. June 24, 1832 ; died Sept. 

8, 1832. 

e. Ann- Waldo, born May 1, 1833, bapt. July 18, 1833. 

/. Hannah-Caroline, born Oct. 5, 1835, bapt. June 19, 1836. 

g. Charles-Henry, born Mch. 25, 1838, bapt. July 22, 1838. 

h. MARy-LucRETiA, born Nov. 17, 1842, bapt. Sept. 17, 1843. 

i. Lewis-Frederick, born Mch. 15, 1845, bapt. Aug. 31, 1845. 

j. James-Olney, born Feb. 6, 1848, bapt. Sept. 10, 1849. 

c. Frederick, born July 9, 1800; date of his death not learned. He was a 

farmer at Pomfret, but later removed to Putnam, Conn. He married, 
Feb. 19, 1836, at Pomfret, Elizabeth-Sumner, daughter of Stephen 
(Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, John, William) and Abigail (Holmes) Chandler 
of Pomfret; born July 17, 1815, at Pomfret; date of death not learned. 5 

Children, born at Pomfret : — 

a. Olive-Backus, born Jan. 31, 1837. 

b. Albert, born July 18, 1838. 

c. Henry-Chandler, born Sept. 15, 1840; died Nov. 8, 1845. 

d. Helen-Elizabeth, born Aug. 8, 1842 ; died Aug. 9, 1843. 

d. Eliza, born Aug. 12, 1802; date of death unknown; married, June 15, 1835, 

at Pomfret,** Samuel-B. Merrill of Springfield, N. Y. She is named in 
her aunt Sarah Waldo's will, dated June 27, 1837, but nothing further has 
been learned of them. 

1 Pomfret Records. 2 Pomfret Records : Pomfret Church Records. 

* Family Records say 24. 

* Pomfret Records: Pomfret Church Records: Records of Mrs. George-E. Shaw, Put- 
nam, Conn. 5 " Chandler Family," 2d ed., p. 528 : Pomfret Records. 6 Pomfret Records. 


e. Warren-Waldo, born Sept 12, 1804; died Apr. 22, 1880, at Pomfret. He 

married Mary, daughter of and Lucy (Jevvett) Paull, and widow of a 

Mr. Davis. She was born Feb., 1814; died June 4, 1894, at Pomfret, aot. 
80 yrs., 4 mos. 1 No children. 

/. William-Pitt, born Aug. 28, 1806; died May 21, 1826, at Pomfret. 2 lie 
was unmarried. 

g. Bathsheba, born June 8, 1808; died May 13, 1812, at Pomfret. 3 

dhal. Joseph- Warren, son of Jonathan (Zachariah, Daniel, 
Cornelius) and Joanna (Mighill) Waldo; born July i2, 1776, at 
Pomfret, Conn., bapt. Aug. 18, 1776, at Pomfret; died Jan. 4, 1837, 
at Pomfret, and is buried in the old burying-ground there. 4 

He became a physician and went, when quite young, to South 
Carolina and settled at Mt. Willing, Edgefield County. Being a 
staunch northerner and disapproving of slavery he returned to the 
North, taking his children with him to be educated, but his wife 
remained in the South. He probably returned to Pomfret before 
1831, for, Oct. 13, 1831, he leased to Mrs. Clarissa and Miss Ann 
Dexter, a house " a few rods north-east of the First Ecclesiastical 
Society's meeting-house and a few rods north of said Waldo's 
dwelling-house." 5 The account of Godfrey Brown, executor of his 
will, was allowed Aug. 27, 1841, but there is no copy of the will. 6 

He married, Sept. 21, 1815, at Mt. Willing, S. C, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Thomas (Nathan) and Anne (Gresham) Lamar of 
Georgia; born May 10, 1780, at Edgefield, S. C. ; died June 18, 
1848, at Mt. Willing. She married (1), Luke Smith, of whom nothing 
has been learned, by whom she had three children, viz. : — Jacob-B., 
Sarah and Ann. 7 

Children of Joseph- Warren and Elizabeth (Lamar) Waldo. Born 
at Edgefield Dist., S. C. :— 8 

dhal a. Benjamin, born Dec. 11, 1818. 

dhalb. Elizabeth, born Oct. 6, 1820; died at Edgefield C. H., S. C. She 
married, Apr. 15, 1841, at Edgefield Dist., S. C, Giles-D. Mims of South 
Carolina, of whom no more is known. They had no children. 

dhan. Betsey-Pierpoint, daughter of Jonathan (Zachariah, 
Daniel, Cornelius) and Joanna (Mighill) Waldo; born Aug. 11, 
1781, at Pomfret, Conn. ; 9 died May 14, 1841, probably at Pomfret, as 
she is buried in the old burying-ground there. She married (inten- 
tions published Apr. 9, 1814), Learned, son of Samuel and Lucy 

i Gravestones at Pomfret. * Gravestone at Pomfret. 3 Ibid. 

* Pomfret Records : Gravestone : Pomfret Church Records. 

5 Pomfret Deeds, vol. xiv., pp. 185-190. « Pomfret Probate Records, vol. xix., p. 200. 

^ Records of Albigence-Lamar Waldo [dhalaf ]. 8 Ibid. 9 Pomfret Records. 


290 WALDO GENEALOGY. [i>han 

(Learned) Corbin of Woodstock, Conn.; born Oct. 19, 1781, at 
Dudley, Mass. He went to the South and died Oct. 22, 1818. * She 
was admitted to the Church at Pomfret in January, 1809, but after 
her husband's death she joined the Baptists. 2 No children. 

dhdb. Susannah, daughter of Daniel ( Zachariah, Daniel, Cor- 
nelius) and Lois (Dana) Waldo; born Mch. 21, 1763, at Pomfret, 
Conn.; 3 died May 13, 1835, probably at South Royalton, Vt. 4 She 
married, July 22, 1784, at Pomfret, Vt. 5 (by John Throop, Ass't), 
Willard, son of Nathaniel (Nathaniel, Timothy, Thomas, Tliomas, 
Thomas) and Priscilla (Sheppard) Pierce of Pomfret, Conn., and 
Royalton, Vt. ; born Jan. 28, 1762, at Pomfret; died Nov. 25, 1830, 
at South Royalton. 6 He was in the Revolutionary war at the age of 
sixteen. July 1, 1800, Willard Pierce of Royalton sold two-thirds of 
his pew in the church at Royalton. 7 It was perhaps at this time that 
he removed to the south village. 

Children of Willard and Susannah (Waldo) Pierce. 8 Born at Royal- 
ton, Vt. :— 

a. Betsey, born Apr. 9, 1785; died Nov. 8, 1786, at Royalton. 

b. Phineas, born July 13, 1787; died Nov. 15, 1875, at South Royalton, where 

he had lived. He married, Sept. 30, 1813, Charlotte-S. Parkhurst, born 
May 2, 1792; died May 29, 1869. 

Children : — 

a. Charlotte, born Oct. 7, 1814. 

b. Susan-W., born Oct. 9, 1816. 

c. Phineas-D., born Aug. 3, 1818. 

d. Martha-P., born Jan. 22, 1820. 

e. Priscilla-W., born Apr. 19, 1826. 
/. John-H., born Aug. 8, 1829. 

g. Frances-C., born Nov. 10, 1831. 
h. Ellen- A., born Dec. 8, 1833. 

c. Albigence, born May 23, 1789; died Nov. 10, 1873, at South Royalton, 

where he had lived. He married (1), June 12, 1813, Lucy Bryant, who 
died Feb. 26, 1846. He married (2;, Nov. 15, 1848, Mrs. Louise Bryant. 
She was born 1810 and died Sept. 14, 1850. He married (3), Mrs. Ruth 
Hochstrasser. She was born 1810 and died Feb. 28, 1857. 

Children, by first wife :— 

a. Nathan, born Aug. 30, 1813. 

b. George-B., born Aug. 26, 1816. 

c. Elizabeth-M., born Oct. 19, 1819. 

d. Albigence-M., born Apr. 27, 1823. 

1 " Genealogy of Samuel Davis," p. 60. * Pomfret Church Records. ■ Pomfret Records. 
* " Pierce Genealogy," 1882, p. 153. « Pomfret, Vt., Records : Royalton, Vt., Records. 
« " Pierce Genealogy," 1882, pp. 82, 153. » Royalton Deeds, vol. B, p. 479. 
8 " Pierce Genealogy," 1882, pp. 82, 153, 243: Royalton Records. 


e. John-S., born Feb. 2, 1828. 
/. Lucy-E., born June 27, 1831. 
Child, by second wife : — 
g. Maria-L., born July 31, 1850. 

d. John-D., born July 14, 1791; died Sept. 8, 1872, at Strafford, Vt. He 

married, about 1826, Nancy Fogg, who died June 22, 1875. 

Children : — 

a. George, born May 4, 1827. 

b. Lucy-A., born Jan. 1, 1829. 

c. Susan, born Feb. 6, 1831. 

d. Arthur-W., born Jan. 6, 1833. 

e. Susan-W., born Mch. 26, 1836. 

/. Arabella-B., born Aug. 20, 1838. 
g. Martha M., born June 15, 1841. 

e. Lucy, born Dec. 25, 1793; died Aug. 30, 1842, at New London, N. H. 

She married Oct., 1837, Jonathan, son of Jonathan (Jonathan, Jonathan, 
John, John, Henry) and Betsey (Sargeant) Herrick, of New Loudon, 
N. H.; born Apr. 4, 1786; died May 12, 1847. She was his third wife, 
and had no children. 1 

/. Betsey, born July 4, 1796; married (1), Sept. 14, 1824, Carpenter Green- 
ouah, who died 1825. They had no children. She married (2), May 21, 
1829, Joseph-L. Dewey; born Aug. 10, 1789; died June 30, 1873. 

Children, by second husband : — 

a. Sarah, born 1831. 

b. Joseph-W., born Jan. 14, 1833. He was living, 1882, at Boston, 

Mass. ; a physician. 
g. Priscilla, born Apr. 19, 1799; married Aug. 25, 1825, Hon. Thomas 
Whipple. They lived at Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

Children : — 

a. Priscilla. 

b. Celia-G. 

c. Delia. 

d. Phebe-T. 

e. Edgar. 

h. Daniel-W., born Jan. 20, 1803; died Feb. 28, 1876, at Sharon, Vt He 
married Dec. 25, 1826, Olive Hutchinson; born Dec. 25, 1806; died Feb. 
8, 1876. 

Children : — 

a. Jeannette, born Nov. 18, 1827. 

b. Edgar, born Apr. 22, 1830. 

c. Helen, born Nov. 22, 1833. 

d. Charles, born Apr. 12, 1845. 

dhdd. Lucy, daughter of Daniel (Zachariah, Daniel, Cornelivs) 
and Lois (Dana) Waldo; born Feb. 20, 1767, at Pomfret, Conn., 
bapt. Mch. 1, 1767 ; 9 date of her death unknown. She was living 
Feb. 16, 1829, at Royalton, Vt., as will appear later. She married 

i " Herrick Genealogy," p. 320. 2 Pomfret Records : Pomfret Church Records. 


July 8, 1787, at Royalton, 1 Jabez, son of Tilly and Sarah Parkhurst 
of Royalton ; date and place of his birth unknown. His death is not 
recorded at Royal ton ; but it occurred before Aug. 20, 1821, when 
Lucy Parkhurst of Royalton wa9 appointed administratrix on the 
estate of Major Jabez Parkhurst, late of Royalton, deceased. 9 
Jabez Parkhurst is, with Tilly and Calvin Parkhurst, named in the 
list of original proprietors of Royalton. In a deed dated July 2, 
1774, Tilly Parkhurst is called of Plainfield, Conn. 3 Perhaps Jabez 
was born there. That he was a son of Tilly is shown by the following 
deeds on record at Royalton. Apr. 25, 1803, Tilly Parkhurst of 
Royalton, " for love and good will wich I owe to my well beloved son 
Jabez Parkhurst of the same Royalton," conveyed to him "one 
hundred acres in Lot No. 1 large allotment .... I being the 
original grantee." On the same date, Jabez Parkhurst of Royalton, 
"for and in consideration of the duty I owe," conveyed a life interest 
to " my honoured father and mother Tille and Sarah Parkhurst of 
Royalton" in an estate in Royalton, conveyed to him by the said 
Tille on the same date. 4 These deeds are witnessed by Godfrey 
Waldo, a brother of Mrs. Lucy Parkhurst. Mr. Parkhurst had pre- 
viously purchased of his father the adjoining farm, by deed dated 
Apr. 22, 1785, by which Tilly Parkhurst of Royalton conveyed to 
" Jabish Parkhurst of Royalton" for £150 " all my right title estate 
property and demand of and (unto) the one half of the Lot or farm 
that I now live on being Lot No. 1 in the large alotment" in Royalton, 
containing two hundred and sixty-five acres. Dec. 5, 1785, Jabez 
Parkhurst of Royalton, yeoman, conveyed one hundred acres in 
Royalton, " Lot No. 34," of which he was " the original grantee." 5 
He bought and sold land in Sharon, Vt., also; but, apparently, never 
lived there. 6 The birth of but one child is recorded at Royalton, but 
it is evident from the following deeds that there were others : — 

Apr. 12, 1827, "Lucy Parkhurst, Godfrey-W. Parkhurst, Francis- 
A. Parkhurst and Philo Parkhurst of Royalton, Samuel Selden of 
Lebanon, N. H., Calvin Bowman of Troy, N. Y., and Richard Bloss 
of Bethel, Vt., as heirs to the estate of Jabez Parkhurst late of 
Royalton," conveyed, for $200, to John Miller of Royalton, land in 
that town. Feb. 16, 1829, " Lucy Parkhurst, Francis-A. Parkhurst, 
Godfrey- W. Parkhurst all of Royalton, Richard Bloss and Gratia 
Bloss of Bethel, Calvin Bowman, Betsey Bowman and Philo Park- 

1 Royalton Records. * Woodstock, Vt., Probate Records, vol. vii., p. 229. 
s Sharon, Vt., Deeds, vol. ii., p. 9. 4 Royalton Deeds, vol. B., pp. 624, 683. 
5 Ibid., vol. A., pp. 41, 43. 6 Sharon Deeds, vols, iii., pp. 285, 396; v., p. 327.' 


hurst of Troy, N. Y.," for $1,500 conveyed, by quitclaim deed, to 
Samuel Selden of Lebanon, N. H., all right, title, etc., ''which we 
have as heirs at law to the estate both real and personal of Jabez 
Parkhurst late of Royalton, deceased, of which the said Jabez died 
seized and possessed, situated in sd County of Windsor." l It is 
probable that Mrs. Parkhurst moved from Royalton after this, and 
lived with one of her married children. 

Children of Jabez and Lucy (Waldo) Parkhurst. Born at Royal- 
ton, Vt., probably: — 

a. Lois, born Apr. 11, 1788. 2 " Samuel Selden and Louisa Parkhurst were 

married Juue, 1811," at Lebanon, N. H. " Mrs. Louisa Selden died Feb. 
24, 1824 aged 34 years." 3 Mr. Selden was not born at Lebanon, but proba- 
bly somewhere in Connecticut. He left Lebanon in 1831 and went to the 
West, and became a noted judge. He was careless of his personal 
appearance, but jolly and full of fun. He died in the West. 4 

Children, born at Lebanon : — 5 

a. Louisa, born Nov. 2, 1812. 

b. Jacob-Smith, born Aug. 20, 1814; died Mch. 17, 1815. 

c. Charles-Smith, born Mch. 3, 1816. 

d. Sarah, born Aug. ; died young, probably. 

b. Betsey, born, date unknown; married Oct. 6, 1808, at Royalton, 6 Calvin 

Bowman. They were living in Troy, N. Y., Apr. 12, 1827, and Feb. 15, 


d. Francis-A. 

e. Gratia, living Feb. 16, 1829, at Bethel, Vt. She married Jan. 23, 1824, at 

Royalton, Vt., Richard, son of Reuben (Bichard, Bichard, Bichard, 
Bichard, Edmund) and Phebe (Dutton) Bloss of Royalton; born Apr. 
13, 1798, at Royalton; living, 1829, at Bethel. He was a physician, 
moved to Troy, N. Y., and died there Sept. 13, 1863. 7 

Children, born, a at Bethel; b, c at Royalton :— 

a. Jabez-Parkhurst, born Jan. 15, 1827. 

b. Richard-Dana, born Mch. 25, 1832. 

c. Reuben, born June 4, 1835 ; died Aug. 6, 1872. 
/. Philo, living, 1827, at Royalton; 1829, at Troy, N. Y. 

dhde. Daniel, son of Daniel (Zachariah, Daniel, Cornelius) and 
Lois (Dana) Waldo; born June 2, 1769, at Pomfret, Conn.; 8 died 
1848 or '49, at Ypsilanti, Mich., at the home of his daughter Harriet, 
wife of John-Y. Larzellere. He lived for a time at Rome and at 
Henderson Harbor, N. Y., and for over twenty-five years at Sackett's 
Harbor, N. Y. He was a lawyer. He married, 1811, Margaret 

i Royalton Deeds, vol. F., pp. 172, 212. » Royalton Records. • Lebanon Records. 
« Town Clerk of Lebanon. 6 Lebanon Records. • Royalton Records. 
7 Ibid. : " Bloss Genealogy," p. 10. 8 Pomfret Records. 


Gillespie, who died June, 1845, at Sackett's Harbor. Mr. Waldo went 
to his daughter in Michigan soon after the death of his wife. 1 

Children of Daniel and Margaret (Gillespie) Waldo. Born, a-c at 
Rome, N. Y. ; d, e at Henderson Harbor, N. Y. : — 

dhde a. George, born 1812; killed at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., by falling 

from the mast of a vessel. Unmarried, 
dhde b. Lois, born 1814. 
dhde c. Harriet, born 1816; died Feb. 21, 1876, at Ypsilanti, Mich. She 

married John-Y. Larzellere, who was born in Youngstown, N. Y., and 

died March, 1846, at Ypsilanti. No children. 

dhde d. Parmelia, born 1818; drowned Aug., 1867, in Lake Michigan In a 
collision between the " Dunderburg" and "Empire State." She mar- 
ried Orval Wilcox. No children. 

dhde e. Alva, born 1820; drowned in 1852 from on board the U. S. Sloop 
" Porpoise," in a typhoon in the China Sea. The " Porpoise" was one of 
Commodore Perry's fleet that went to Japan. He was unmarried. 

dhdf. Walter, son, probably, of Daniel ( Zachariah, Daniel, 
Cornelius) and Lois (Dana) Waldo, was born, date unknown, proba- 
bly in Pomfret, Vt. No record of his death has been found. There 
is no positive evidence that he was son of Daniel and Lois ; but his 
close connection with Willard Pierce and Jabez Parkhurst, who mar- 
ried their daughters, his residence in the same county with Daniel, and 
the impossibility of finding any other parents for him, make it likely 
that he was their son. On the other hand his marriage in 1792 to 
a widow, who was first married in 1780, points to his being a much 
older man than he would have been if a son of Daniel and Lois. It 
is doubtful if his parentage is ever positively learned. The first 
knowledge that we have of Walter Waldo is from the record of his 
marriage at Royalton. ' ' Walter Waldo and Permela Parkhurst, both 
of Royalton, were married Aug. 9, 1792, by Abel Stevens, J. P." 2 
The following records establish her identity : — " Calvin Parkhurst and 
Permela Robinson were joined together in holy matrimony, Nov. 9, 
1780." 3 Their children recorded at Royalton, were — Heman, born 
Mch. 25, 1781, died June 8, 1784; Cynthya, born Feb. 27, 1785; 
Permela and Betsa, born June 20, 1787. Mr. Parkhurst died between 
July 7, 1791, when he executed a deed of land in Royalton, 4 and Dec. 
9, 1791, when Pamela Parkhurst, Ebenezer Parkhurst and Amos 
Robinson were appointed administrators on the estate of Col. Calvin 
Parkhurst, late of Royalton, deceased. Feb. 15, 1792, Elias Stevens, 
Daniel Gilbert and Jabez Parkhurst, all of Royalton, were appointed 

1 Records of Charles -Elmore Waldo [dhdhcac]. ! Royalton Records. 8 Ibid. 
* Royalton Deeds, vol. B, p. 126. 


a committee l < to set off to Pamela Parkhurst, widow to Col. Calvin 
Parkhnrst, her dower or thirds." Cynthia Parkhurst and Betsey Park- 
hurst are named as "heirs to estate of Calvin Parkhurst." 1 July 1, 
1793, Permelia Waldo of Royalton, Ebenezer Parkhurst of Sharon 
and Abel Stevens of Royalton, administratrix and administrators on 
the estate of Calvin Parkhurst of Royalton, conveyed land in Royal- 
ton. Dec. 9, 1793, Walter Waldo and Permela Waldo and Abel 
Stevens of Royalton and Ebenezer Parkhurst of Sharon, M admrs. on 
estate of Calvin Parkhurst late of Royalton, deceased," sold an estate 
in Royalton. 2 There would seem to be no doubt therefore that Per- 
mela Parkhurst, who married Walter Waldo, was the widow of Calvin 
Parkhurst of Royalton, who was a prominent man in the town, one of 
the original proprietors and moderator of the first town meeting, June 
5, 1781. He was son of Joseph and Judith (Johnson) Parkhurst of 
Plainfield, Conn. ; born June 12, 1753, at Plainfield. 3 

Walter Waldo's name is on the grand list of Royalton" from 1793 to 
1798, but he was taxed for but small possessions: — in 1793, 1 poll, 1 
horse, 2 cows, 3 yearlings, and credited with service in the infantry ; 
in 1794, 1 poll, 2 cows, and 14 acres; in 1795, 1 poll, 1 cow, 12 
acres; in 1796, 1 poll, 12 acres; in 1797, 1 poll, 1 cow, 7 acres; in 
1798, 1 poll, 8 acres. Dec. 4, 1793, Heman Durkee conveyed to 
" Pamela Waldo, wife of Walter Waldo of Royalton," land in Roy- 
alton. Mch. 15, 1794, Heman Durkee of Royalton sold for £19 to 
Walter Waldo of Royalton " one certain dwelling house now occupied 
by Medad Benton in Royalton, standing on a farm which I recently 
purchased of said Benton, with the privilege of the well nigh said 
house, likewise the privilege of ye ground on which said house now 
stands as long as said house continues in being, with ye privilege of 
removing said house when and where he pleases off said farm .... 
reserving to Abigail Benton, the now wife of ye above Medad Benton, 
ye privilege of dwelling in that part of said house or in ye room which 
now stands at ye north west part of said house." Jan. 2, 1796, 
Walter Waldo of Royalton, conveyed for £14 to Willard Pierce (who 
married Susanna Waldo [dhdb'] ) the dwelling-house in Royalton, ' ' in 
which I now dwell," purchased of Heman Durkee Mch. 15, 1794, " for- 
merly built and occupied by Medad Benton." Dec. 30, 1797, Willard 
Pierce and Walter Waldo, both of Royalton, sold for $120 to Samuel 
.Curtis of Royalton, one dwelling-house and barn on the west side of 

i Woodstock, Vt., Probate Records, vols, i., pp. 131, 134; ii., p. 195. 

2 Royalton Deeds, vol. B, pp. 260, 276. 

3 Plainfield Records. 


the highway that leads from the house of Heman Durkee, deceased, to 
Isaac Pierce's. May 26, 1798, Permelia Waldo and Walter Waldo of 
Royal ton, conveyed to Samuel Curtis of Royal ton, an estate in Roy- 
alton. Nov. 21, 1798, Permela Waldo and Walter Waldo of Royalton, 
sold for $240 to Samuel Curtis of Royalton, land in Royalton; 
witnessed by Cynthia Parkhurst. 1 

He must have removed soon after this to Hartford, Vt. His name 
appears in the tax list of Hartford in 1799, 1800 and 1801. The 
later tax lists are lost. In the United States census returns for 1800, 
Walter Waldo is recorded at Hartford, Vt., with the following family : 

1 male under 10 years of age. 

1 male between 26 and 45 years of age. 

2 females (free white) under 10 years of age. 

1 female " between 10 and 16 years of age. 

1 " " between 26 and 45 years of age. 

This may be taken to mean himself and wife, one daughter of his wife 
by her first husband, and two daughters and one son of himself and 
wife. No children, however, have been recorded in either Royalton 
or Hartford. Walter Waldo sold to Jonathan Bugbee a small piece 
of land in Hartford for $206.66 on Aug. 5, 1800. That is the first 
and last appearance of his name in the land records of that town. 
There is nothing to show from whom he got his title. Nathan Waldo 
[frdfrc], of Canterbury, Conn., being one of the proprietors of the 
town, conveyed away his proprietary interest about twelve years 
before that, so Walter could not have derived his title by heirship 
from him. No other Waldo appears to have owned land in Hartford, 
and no Waldo appears in the necrology list of the cemeteries in 
Tucker's "History of Hartford." He probably removed from 

The following from the town records of Chelsea, Vt., seemed to 
prove that Walter Waldo removed to Chelsea ; that he married a 
second wife, by whom he had certainly two children; and that he 
died before 1827, when his widow married again: — 

Nov. 26, 1812, Josiah Dana and John Stearns of Chelsea leased for 
$80 a messuage or tenement in Chelsea, " being the whole of the Land 
& House which Eben r Taylor deeded to Dana & Stearns Oct. 12, 
1812," for two years to Walter Waldo of Chelsea. 2 

" Elijah-Gilbert-Bingham, son to Walter and Rhoda Waldo was 
born May 6, 1814." 

1 Royalton Deeds, vol. B, pp. 251, 305, 342, 380, 413, 415. 

2 Chelsea Deeds, vol. v., p. 5. 


"Edward Pease of Brookfield, Vt. and Rhoda Waldo were married 
Jan. 24, 1827, by Calvin Noble, Minister of the Gospel, at Chelsea." 

11 Warren King of Bridgewater, Windsor Co., Vt. and Rhoda- Jane 
Waldo of Chelsea were married at Chelsea Sept. 13, 1835." 

Since the foregoing was written it has been learned that the grave- 
stone of Pamela Waldo is still standing at Norwich, Vt., inscribed as 
follows :—" Pamela Waldo Died July 31, 1843, Aged 84." Repre- 
sentatives of the Tilden family say that she was the mother of Lucy 
(Waldo) Tilden [_dhdfc] and that her first husband was a Parkhurst. 
It is evident, therefore, that the Walter Waldo who was married at Chel- 
sea in 1814 was not her husband. He may have been her son, born 
between Calvin and Lois, or perhaps " Calvin " is an error for Walter. 
From her age at death, Pamela was born in 1759 or 1760, and was 
therefore several years older than her second husband. 

Children of Walter and Pamela (Robinson) Waldo. 1 Born, a, b 
probably at Royalton ; c, d probably at Hartford, Vt. :— 

dhdfa. Calvin, born June 7, 1793. 2 

dhdf b. Lois, born Jan. 7, 1796. 

dhdf c. Lucy, born Aug. 3, 1799. 

dhdfd. Philo (or Phila), born Men. 19, 1802. 

dhdh. Godfrey, son of Daniel (Zachariah, Daniel, Cornelius) 
and Lois (Dana) Waldo; born June 10, 1773, at Pomfret, Vt. ; 3 
died Sept. 16, 1848, at Pontiac, Mich. 4 He went to Owego, N. Y., 
from Plymouth, N. H. (?), in the summer of 1810 and practiced 
medicine there until 1839, when he removed to Birmingham, Mich., 
and thence, in 1845, to Pontiac, where he remained till his death. 5 
He married, Jan. 3, 1805, at Gilmanton, N. H., Elizabeth Carpenter ; 
born May 6, 1783, at Portsmouth, N. H. ; died Mch. 18, 1877, at 

Holly, Mich. 6 

He is called " Godfrey-Melbourne Waldo" in some records. He is 
said to have had thirteen children, all but four of whom died in early 

Children of Godfrey and Elizabeth (Carpenter) Waldo :— 7 

dhdh a. Unnamed, died in infancy. 

dhdhb. Abby-Louise, born May 6, 1807, at Meredith, N. Y. ; died June 6, 
1826, at Owego, N. Y. 

i Records of George-Lathrop Tilden [dhdfcc]. 

2 Perhaps this is an error for Walter, or perhaps his name was Walter-Calvm. See Ap- 

Pe 3 n Henry-AJlen Waldo [bdahbee] says Jan. 6; Charles-Elmore Waldo [dhdhcac] says at 
Pomfret, Conn. * " Historical Gazetteer of Tioga County, N. Y.," p. 337. 5 Ibid. 
« Records of Charles -Elmore Waldo [dhdhcac]. 7 Ibid. 


dhdh c. Charles-Christopher, born May 29, 1809, at Bennington, Vt. 
dhdh d. George-C, born Oct. 8, 1811, at Owego, N. Y. ; died Sept. 8, 1814, at 

dhdh e. Unnamed, died in infancy. 
dhdhf. Unnamed, died in infancy. 
dhdh g. Unnamed, died in infancy. 
dhdh h. Unnamed, died in infancy. 
dhdh i. Unnamed, died in infancy. 

dhdh j. Margaretta-Ann, born Dec. 24, 1821, at Owego, N. Y. 
dhdh k. Unnamed, died in infancy. 

dhdk. Matilda, daughter of Daniel ( Zachariah, Daniel, Corne- 
lius) and Matilda (King) Waldo; dates of birth and death unknown. 
She married, in Vermont, Jeremiah-Folsom Bryant. His parents were 
people of wealth, as is evident from the fact that he was in receipt of 
a regular allowance even after his marriage ; and he inherited $3000 
as his share of his father's estate. He was a wild youth and ran away 
from home, enlisting on board the " Constitution," on which he served 
at the time of the embargo. He was unsuccessful in business, and 
owing to his dissipated habits his family was reduced to poverty. His 
father is said to have been of the same family as the poet William- 
Cullen Bryant. His mother is said to have been a Folsom. He was 
killed by a pistol in the hands of his son-in-law, John Luckett, who 
was afterwards tried for murder, but was acquitted on the grounds of 
self defence. 1 

Children of Jeremiah-Folsom and Matilda (Waldo) Bryant: — 2 

a. Maky-Ann, born Jan., 1812. She was a woman of great force and char- 

acter, and in spite of adverse conditions attained a considerable education. 
She married (1), Joseph White. He was a retired farmer, living at West- 
field, N. Y., and died shortly after their marriage, leaving no children. 
She married (2), Charles Croft. He was a lawyer of Painesville, O., a 
handsome, dashing man, who came to an untimely and tragic end, leaving 
one son, John. She married (3), John Luckett. He was a prominent 
physician of Springfield, 111., and a man of wealth, but of a violent 
temper and addicted to drink. After the tragic death of her father, who 
was residing with her at the time, she obtained a divorce from Dr. 
Luckett, and was last heard of in 1870, when she went West with her son 
Frank Luckett to live with her son John Croft. 

Child, by second husband : — 

a. John. 

By third husband : — 

b. Frank. 

b. John, born Feb. 2, 1813 ; died at St. Joseph, Mo. He went to California in 

the days of the early gold fever and took a contract from the government 
for constructing a turnpike, from which he is said to have made $80,000. 
He then went to Sacramento and erected a big brick block, said to have 

1 Records of Albert-L. Williams, Buffalo, N. Y. 2 Ibid. 


been the finest in the city, and also bought a large ranch across the river 
for his son Joseph. He then returned to Illinois and ran a store for a 
time until he failed in business, when he went to St. Joseph, where he 
engaged in the overland transportation business and had a large number 
of mules and wagons employed in carrying freight during the rush to 
Pike's Peak. He. was rapidly acquiring a fortune when he died suddenly 
just after his return from a trip over the plains. 

He married (1), Rachel Pierpont, who died at Naperville, 111., leaving 
one child. He was again married at Batavia, N. Y. ; a third time at 
Springfield. 111.; and a fourth time, place unknown. No record has been 
obtained of these marriages. 

Child, by first wife : — 
a. Joseph. 

c. Daniel- Waldo, born May 6, 1815; living, 1901, at Ripley, N. Y. When 

but six years old he went to live in the family of Silas Baird of Ripley, 
whose daughter he subsequently married. He had but few advantages of 
education, but made the most of them. He went to California by way of 
the Isthmus in '49, and by extensive trips on horseback, with a wagon 
or driving cattle, acquired a thorough acquaintance with the country 
between New York and Chicago and as far south as Louisville. He has 
been a lifelong democrat of a rather extreme type. 

He married, Jan. 7, 1841, at Ripley, Lucretia, daughter of Silas (Amos) 
and Hannah (Roundy) Baird of Ripley; born Mch. 5, 1812, at Ripley, 
living, 1901. 

Children : — 

a. Matilda, born Mch. 15, 1842. 

b. Lavancha, born Oct. 19, 1843. 

c. Jay-Eugene, born July 25, 1846. 

d. Daniel-Waldo, born Dec. 3, 1848; died Sept. 5, 1849. 

e. William-Cullen, born Oct. 14, 1850. 
/. George- Hilton, born Oct. 17, 1853. 

d. Godfrey, born Aug., 1817, twin of Walter; died at Westfield, N. Y., 

where he had lived. He married (1), Margaret Miniger. He married 
(2), Sarah Thompson. 

Children, by first wife : — 

a. Samuel. 

b. Sarah. 

By second wife :— 

c. Spencer, living at Westfield, N. Y. 

d. Mamie, living at Westfield, N. Y. 

e. Walter, born Aug., 1817, twin of Godfrey; died 1899. He lived at Way- 

land, N. Y., where he was for many years owner and proprietor of the 
" Bryant House." He married Lydia Hudson. 

Children : — 

a. Bell. 

b. Colonel. 

c. Mark. 

/. Rufus, born 1822; died 1850, without issue. 

dhdl. Mary, daughter of Daniel ( Zachariah, Daniel, Cornelius) 
and Matilda (King) Waldo, born before 1789; died May 14, 1869, 
at Harmony, N. Y. March 2, 1800, "application was made by 


Oliver Gallup, Esq., of Hartland, Vt., for a letter of guardianship 
over Polly Waldo, a minor under the age for choosing a guardian and 
heir to the estate of Daniel Waldo late of Woodstock, Vt., deceased, 
which was granted accordingly." 

Jan. 27, 1803, " Polly Waldo, a minor above fourteen years of age 
and heir to the estate of Daniel Waldo, late of Hartland, deceased, 
made choice of Daniel Spooner, Esq., of said Hartland for her 
guardian, who accordingly was appointed." l 

She married, Aug. 10, 1817, at Oswego, N. Y., Horatio, son of 
Abijah (Thomas) and Ruth (Freeman) Durkee of Hanover, N. H. ; 
born Oct. 24, 1791, at Hanover; died Aug. 20, 1835, at Darien, 
N. Y. He was a tanner and currier. Ruth Freeman was daughter of 
Prince and Rebecca (Johnson) Freeman. Her father was one of the 
fonnders of Dartmouth College. 2 

Children of Horatio and Mary (Waldo) Durkee. 3 Born, a, b at 
Owego, N. Y., c, d at Candor, N. Y., e-g at Springville, Penn. : — 

a. Elizabeth-Ruth, born Apr. 26, 1821; died 1860-1865, at San Francisco, 

Cal. She married Jan. 23, 1837, Peter Barringer. He died at San Fran- 
cisco. They had seven children, all of whom are dead. He was a 

Children, born, a-c at Buffalo, N. Y. ; d at Peoria, 111. : — 

a. William, died at San Francisco. 

b. Horatio, died at San Francisco. 

c. Eugene, died at Buffalo. 

d. Eugene, died at Peoria. 

b. George- Waldo, born May 6, 1822; died Sept. 22, 1879, at Utica, N. Y. 

He married Jan. 25, 1855, at Buffalo, N. Y., Julia-Maria Risley, of Fort 
Erie, Ont. ; born at Fort Erie. They lived at Harmony, N. Y. She is 
living, 1901. No children. 

c. Eugkne-Retuun, born Jan. 18, 1825, living, 1901, at West Park, N. Y. 

He married Dec. 26, 1849, at Buffalo, N. Y., Cynthia-Helen, daughter of 
Thomas-Jefferson (Elisha, Joshua, Thomas, Thomas, Kenelm, Kenelm, 
Kenelm) and Eliza-Frances (Hunt) Winslow of Buffalo; 4 born July 17, 
1828, at Jamestown, N. Y. ; died Mch. 31, 1879, at Lugano, Switzerland. 
He married (2), Oct. 22, 1891, at West Park, Harriet Carlton; born Jan. 
13, 1839, in Maine. He was in the drug business in Attica, N. Y., and 
Buffalo, until 1852, when he removed to New York City, where he estab- 
lished what became the largest spice house in the United States. He 
retired from business in 1884. 

Children, born, a at Buffalo, b at Brooklyn, N. Y. :— 

a. Eugene- Winslow, born Dec. 6, 1850. 

b. Willi am- Wells, born Nov. 7, 1854. 

d. Horatio-King, born July 24, 1826 ; died Sept. 4, 1856, at Canton, 111. ; 


1 Woodstock Probate Records, vols, ii., p. 264; iii., p. 89. 

2 Records of Eugene-Return Durkee [dhdlc] and of Charles-Elmore Waldo [dhdhcac]. 
8 Ibid. * " Winslow Genealogy," vol. i., p. 293. 


e. Adby-Louisa, horn Feb. 22, 1829; died Jan. 24, 1873, at Buffalo, N. Y. 
She married (1), Jan. 1, 1845, at Buffalo, Joseph Amalaw, who died 1850, 
at Jersey City, N. J. He was an engineer. She married (2), at Buffalo, 
John-J. Gibbons, who died Men. 7, 1888, at Jersey City. He was a 

Children, by second husband : — 

a. Abby-Louisa, born Feb. 11, 1853. 

b. Frank. 

/. Mary- Jane, born Oct. 24, 1830; died Dec. 2, 1882, at Babylon, L. I. She 
married Mch. 21, 1846, Sylvester Kennear, who died at Buffalo, N. Y. He 
was a ship-smith. 

Children, born at Buffalo : — 

a. Charles-Edmund, died at Buffalo. 

b. Ida, died at Buffalo. 

g. Sarah-Matilda, born Aug. 18, 1833; living, 1901. She married Aug. 18, 
1852, at Buffalo, N. Y., George, son of Leonard and Sarah (Harris) Crary 
of Buffalo, who died Sept. 22, 1881, at Brooklyn, N. Y. He was a mer- 
chant. They lived at Brooklyn. 

Children, born, a, b at Buffalo, c, d at Brooklyn : — 

a. William-Proctor, born Mch. 28, 1854. 

b. Helen-Durkee, born Apr. 28, 1858. 

c. Sarah-Harris, born Mch. 24, 1861 ; died July 5, 1888, at Buffalo. 

d. George-Waldo, born Jan. 3, 1864. 

dhha. Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel (Zachariah, Daniel, 
Cornelius) and Molly (Putnam) Waldo; born Sept. 22, 1774, at 
Pomfret, Conn., bapt. July 9, 1775; died July 14, 1846, at Pomfret. 
She married May 12, 1799, at Pomfret, John- Augustus, son of Elisha 
and Elizabeth (Park) Gleason of Oxford, Mass. ; born June 24, 
1770, at Pomfret; died July 11, 1842, at Bedford, Mass. 

Mr. Gleason was a shoemaker, and resided in Pomfret ; but, late in 
life, he removed to Bedford, and lived with his son Lewis. He may 
have lived for a time at South Woodstock, Conn., since " Betsey 
Gleason, wife of John-A. Gleason, was dismissed to the Church in 
So. Woodstock, Dec. 9, 1829." l 

Children of John- Augustus and Elizabeth (Waldo) Gleason. 

Born at Pomfret, Conn. : — 2 

a. Lewis-Putnam, born Feb. 28, 1800; died Jan. 22, 1886, at Bedford, Mass. 
He was a shoemaker, and lived at Bedford. He married (1), Mch. 
3, 1826, Sophronia, daughter of Abijah Butler of Leominster, Mass.; 
date of her birth not known; died Jan. 6, 1827, at Bedford. He 
married (2), Oct. 2, 1827, Lucy Butler, sister of his first wife; date of 
birth unknown ; died Oct. 30, 1846, at Bedford, He married (3), Oct. 20, 
1847, Susan, daughter of Eleazer (Eleazer, Eleazer, Samuel, Dolor) and 

» Pomfret Records : Pomfret Church Records : " Putnam Genealogy," p. 310. 
2 Pomfret Records. 


Martha (Skinner) Davis of Bedford; born Jan. 7, 1807, at Bedford; 
died June 17, 1869, at Bedford. She had no chidreu. 1 

Child, by first wife, born at Bedford : — 

a. Caroline, born 1827 ; died same year. 
Children, by second wife, born at Bedford : — 

6. Henry-Augustus, born Jan 6, 1829. 

c. Charles-Edwin, born Apr. 18, 1830. 

d. Caroline-Maria, born June 10, 1832 ; died Jan. 27, 1833. 

6. Elizabeth-Frances, \ born May (married Marcus-B. Webber. 

/. John-Francis, / 23 > 1835; \ 

g. Lewis-Putnam, died young. 

h. Alfred-Waldo, died young. 

i. Lewis-Putnam, born June 1, 1839; died July 27, 1872. 

j. Lucy- Caroline, died young. 

b. Caroline, born Feb. 5, 1804; died Nov. 26, 1889, at Bedford, Mass. She 

married, Apr. 14, 1830, at Bedford, Daniel, son of Nathan and Sarah Clark 
of Wells, Me.; date of birth unknown; died June 24, 1851, set. 46, at 
Arlington, Mass., where they lived. 2 

Children, born at Arlington, probably : — 

a. A daughter, born 1834; died Oct. 9, 1837, aet. 3 yrs. 

b. Caroline- Amelia, born Nov. 20, 1838; died Sept. 28, 1854. 

c. Edwin-Daniel, born May 1, 1841; died June 20, 1862. 

c. Mary- Waldo, born Aug. 15, 1807; died Mch. 3, 1900, at Somerville, Mass. 

She married, Oct. 11, 1835, at Bedford, Mass., William, son of James and 
Hannah (Davis) Webber of Bedford; born Dec. 19, 1806, at Bedford; 
died Feb. 11, 1852, at Bedford. 3 

Children, born at Bedford : — 
a. Charles- Warren, born Sept. 11, 1836; died Sept. 30, 1893. 
6. Willi am- Augustus, born June 27, 1840; died July 18, 1896. 
c. Edwin-Franklin, born Dec. 6, 1843. 

d. Elizabeth, born Aug. 22, 1810; died May 21, 1838, at Arlington, Mass. 

She married, Oct. 31, 1834, at Bedford, Mass., David, son of Nathan and 
Sarah Clark of Wells, Me., dates and places of birth and death unknown. 
They lived at Arlington. Their children, of whom no record has been 
obtained, died young. 4 

dhhc. Samuel-Putnam, son of Samuel ( Zachariah, Daniel, Cor- 
nelius) and Molly (Putnam) Waldo; born Mch. 12, 1779, at Pomfret, 
Conn., bapt. Mch. 21, 1779; died Feb. 23, 1826, at Hartford, Conn. 5 
He was a writer of some merit and of respectable talents, kt but 
devoted to trifling objects." He was the author of "The Tour of 
James Monroe, President of the United States in the year 1817, with 

144 History of Bedford," Family Records, p. 8: "Putnam Genealogy," pp.310, 311: 
Records of Edwin-Franklin Webber [dhhacc]. 

2 Records of Edwin-Franklin Webber [dhhacc]: " History of Arlington," p. 204. 

3 Records of Edwin-Franklin Webber: " Putnam Genealogy," pp. 310-311. 

* " History of Arlington," p. 204: Records of Edwin-Franklin Webber [dhhacc]. 
£ Pomfret Town and Church Records: Family Bible of Mrs. Mary-Putnam (Waldo) 
Sharp [dhhdc] : " Putnam Genealogy," p. 183. 


a Sketch of his Life" (Hartford, 1818) ; " Memoirs of Gen. Andrew 
Jackson" (Hartford, 1820); " Life and Character of Stephen Deca- 
tur" (2d ed., Middletown, Conn., 1821) ; "Biographical Sketches of 
Com. Nicholas Biddle, Paul Jones, Edward Preble and Alexander 
Murray" (Hartford, 1823). He also prepared for publication Archi- 
bald Robbins's "Journal of the Loss of the Brig 'Commerce' upon 
the Western Coast of Africa." In 1819, he conducted the Connecticut 
Mitral Magazine, " a poor, meagre, monthly production." A spirited 
and well written letter, addressed to General Henry Dearborn, in 
consequence of his publication respecting the battle of Bunker Hill, in 
which the services of General Putnam were undervalued, was published 
by him in 1818. ] 

He was educated for a lawyer and was in practice of law at East 
Windsor, Conn., in 1804. 2 He was never married and is said to have 
died of a broken heart, caused by the death of the young lady to 
whom he was betrothed. 

dhhd. Francis, son of Samuel ( Zachariah, Daniel, Cornelius) 
and Molly (Putnam) Waldo; born Apr. 22, 1784, at Pomfret, Conn., 3 
bapt. June 22, 1782 (sic) ; 4 died Nov. 22, 1844, at Woonsocket, R. I. 5 
He is buried at Pomfret in the Grosvenor burying-ground. As a youth 
he was desirous of becoming a physician, and his uncle, Dr. Albigence 
Waldo \_dlii] , offered to assist him ; but his father desired him to work 
on the farm and his uncle dying before the boy was old enough to 
assert himself, he gave up his ambition, very much to his disappoint- 
ment. After his father's death, having no taste for farming, he 
invested his whole property in a stage route between Boston and 
Hartford, which proved financially unsuccessful and his estate in 
Pomfret was taken in execution of suits by various creditors. 6 His 
wife having died, Mr. Waldo, discouraged by his ill success, left his 
younger children in the care of relatives and betook himself to a sea- 
faring life, which he followed until shortly before his death. 

He married (1), May 12, 1805, at Norwich, Conn., perhaps, but 
the marriage is recorded only in Pomfret, Lucinda, daughter of Abiel 
(Abiel, Abiel) and Lucinda (Clement) Cheney of Norwich [dfcb] ; 
born Mch. 5, 1783, at Norwich ; 7 died May 9, 1826, at Pomfret. 8 She 

1 Jennison Papers, in Am. Antiq. Society's Library. 

2 " Judicial and Civil History of Connecticut," p. 435. 

3 Pomfret Records ; Family Bible says 1785. * Pomfret Church Records. 

6 Gravestone. 6 Pomfret Deeds, vol. xiv., pp. 19-22. 

7 Norwich Records. 8 Pomfret Church Records : Family Bible. 


is buried by the side of her husband. Her gravestone says she died 
in 1825. 

He married (2), Feb. 5, 1828, at Brooklyn, Conn., 1 being described 
as living in that town at the time, Eliza-F., daughter of Godfrey and 
Mary Wen wood of Newport, R. I. Nothing is known of her birth 
and death. She is named in her father's will, dated Meh. 25, 1816, 
probated Oct. 7, 1816. 2 A deed from Godfrey Wenwood, baker, of 
Newport and Mary his wife, dated Feb., 1800, recorded May 6, 
1800, 3 establishes the Christian name of her mother. This marriage 
proved, ultimately, to be unhappy and Mr. and Mrs. Waldo separated. 
He finally returned to Pomfret and passed the little remainder of his 
life at Woonsocket, with his daughter Frances. 

Children of Francis and Lucinda (Cheney) Waldo. Born at 

Pomfret, Conn. : — 4 

dhhd a. Catherine-Mary, born May 14, 1806. 

dhhdb. Samuel, born June 1, 1810; died 1835, at Boston, Mass. He was a 

clerk in a shoe store there, 
dhhd c. Mary-Putnam, born Sept. 20, 1812. ("Waldos in America" says 

10th; " Putnam Genealogy " says 12th.) 

dhhd d. Frances-Lucinda, born Apr. 2, 1815. (Family Bible says 12th.) 

dhhd e. Olive-Elizabeth, born Men. 9, 1819. 

dhhdf. Charlotte, born Men. 22, 1826; died Men. 23, 1826. (Pomfret 
Church Kecords say died Men. 24, 1826, aged 24 hours.) 

Children of Francis and Eliza-F. (Wenwood) Waldo. Born, g at 

Brooklyn, Conn. ; h at Newport, R. I.(?) : — 

dhhd g. Godfrey- Wen wood, born Nov. 12, 1830; died Dec. 21, 1830, at 
Brooklyn. 5 

dhhd h. Jane-Stockford, born Jan. 1, 1833 ; 6 date of death unknown; mar- 
ried, Sept. 6, 1850, by Sanford Benton, minister, at Warehouse Point, 
East Windsor, Conn., Edward-H. Littlefield of Newport, R. I. 7 Nothing 
further has been learned of them. 

dhhf. Mary, daughter of Samuel ( Zachariah, Daniel, Cornelius) 
and Molly (Putnam) Waldo; born Apr. 13, 1789, at Pomfret, 
Conn.; died 1832, at Conway, N. H. (?) She married Aug. 23, 
1812, at Pomfret, Zara, son of Benoni (Timothy, John, James, 
James) and Laurana (Leavens) Cutler of Killingly, Conn. ; born 
Dec. 5, 1786, at Guildhall, Vt. ; died Mch. 2, 1861, at Conway. Mr. 
Cutler was educated in Vermont, and studied law with Seth Cush- 
man of Vermont, John-M. Tillotson of Northumberland, N. H., and 

1 Brooklyn Records. 2 Newport Probate Records, vol. v., p. 319. 

3 Newport Deeds. * Pomfret Records : Family Bible. 

* Brooklyn Records; FamUy Bible gives both years as 1831. 6 Family Bible. 

7 East Windsor Records. 

dhia] FIFTH GENERATION. .°>0. r > 

Sylvanus Backus of Pomfret. He settled in Northumberland in 1818, 
and resided there till Mch. 31, 1816, when he removed to Conway, 
where he lived for forty-five years. He was a country lawyer, a good 
collector, hut not remarkable as an advocate. He was greatly interested 
in town affairs, and was much esteemed for his social and religious 
character. At his death, the bar of Carroll County passed the 
following resolution : — 

" Ossipee, N. H., Apr. 24, 1861. Resolved, that it is with deep sorrow 
that the members of the Carroll County bar learn of the decease of Zara 
Cutler, a member of this bar, a man of sound judgment, discreet in practice, 
of strict integrity, exemplary in his deportment, and of irreproachable repu- 

He married (2), Dec. 3, 1833, at Concord, N. H. (?), Judith, 
daughter of Enoch ( William) and Lois (Cavis) Coffin of Concord ; 
born Oct. 18, 1798, at Concord; died Mch. 26, 1835, at Conway. 
He married (3), June 8, 1840, at Boston, Maria, daughter of John 
Tillson of Boston ; born Feb. 25, 1800 ; died Feb. 14, 1881, at Boston, 
aged 80 years, 11 mos., 20 days. She is buried at Cambridge, Mass. 
He is said to have had six children by his first wife, but only two are 
given in a Cutler Memorial." 1 

Children of Zara and Mary (Waldo) Cutler. Born at Conway, 
N. H. :— 2 

a. Israel-Putnam, date of birth unknown; died Oct. 5, 1878, at Boston, 
Mass., and is buried at Conway. He resided for a time at Dover and 
Concord, N. H., but finally settled at Boston. He married, date unknown, 
at Newmarket, N. H., Sarah-J., daughter of Thomas Larabee, of whom 
nothing has been learned. 

Children, born, a at Concord, b at Boston : — 3 
a. Zara-T., born May 31, 1847. 
5. James-H., born May 3, 1849. 
6 Harriet-B., date of birth unknown. She was living in Boston, Mass., in 
1889. She is named in Mrs. Maria (Tillson) Cutler's will, dated Mch. 3, 
1876, as is Lewis-W. Cutler, perhaps a brother. 4 

dhia. Elisha-Hurlbut, son of Albigence (Zachariah, Daniel, 
Cornelius) and Lydia (Hurlbut) Waldo; born Sept. 11, 1773, at 
Woodstock, Conn.; 5 died July 25, 1801, at Charleston, S. C, of 
yellow fever, while on a business visit, being at the time state printer 
of Georgia. 6 He learned the printer's trade with Isaiah Thomas of 
Worcester, Mass. ; and was there Aug. 15, 1793, when he witnessed 

■ Pomfret Records : « Bench and Bar of New Hampshire," p. 298 : « Cutler Memorial," 
p 114- « History of Concord," p. 703: Boston Records. « » Cutler Memorial," p. 114. 
3 « Cutler Memorial," p. 193. * Suffolk Probate Records, vol. dxxvn., p. 113. 
s Woodstock Records. 6 " Waldos in America," p. 119. 



an agreement between Peter Whitney of Northboro, Mass., and 
Isaiah Thomas, relating to the copyright of said Whitney's "History 
of Worcester County." 1 Later, he lived at Brookfield, Mass. ; and, 
Dec. 18, 1795, Elisha-Hurlbut Waldo of Brookfield, conveyed to 
Zebediah Tracy of Windham, Conn., one-fifth of one-tenth of a tract 
of land in Windham, "being the same belonging to my honoured 
Grandfather Elisha Hurlbut, dec d ." 2 He appears never to have 

dhic. Harriot, daughter of Albigence ( Zachariah, Daniel, 
Cornelius) and Lydia (Hurlbut) Waldo ; born Apr. 14, 1777, at Wood- 
stock or Pomfret, Conn., 3 bapt. June 8, 1777, at Pomfret; 4 died Oct. 
18, 1820, 5 at Pomfret. She married Jan. 1, 1797, at Pomfret, 6 
Sylvanus, son of Andrew (Samuel, Joseph, William, William) and 
Lois (Pierce) Backus of Plainfield, Conn.; born June 3, 1768, at 
Plainfield; 7 died Feb. 4, 1817, at Pomfret. 8 Mr. Backus had, a 
short time before his marriage, opened a law office on Pomfret Street, 
and was already ranked among the leading lawyers of the county. 
"Sylvanus Backus, Adult, was baptized July 15, 1816," and 
" Harriet, wife of Sylvanus Backus was admitted to the church" the 
same date. 9 He and his wife and five children are buried in the 
burying-ground at the north end of Pomfret Street. The following- 
are the inscriptions on their gravestones : — 

" Sylvanus Backus | died Feb. 4, 1817 j aged 48 years | In his 
death his native State has sustained | the loss of one of her worthiest 
citizens | the Bar one of its brightest ornaments | the Church of 
Christ a valuable and active member | and an afflicted wife and 
children | one of the best of Husbands and Fathers." 

"Mrs. Harriet Backus | Consort of the Hon. Sylvanus Backus | 
born Apr. 13, AD 1778 died Oct. 18 AD 1820 " 

The will of Sylvanus Backus, dated Dec. 26, 1816, probated Mch. 
1, 1817, names — "friend and sister Miss Ann Waldo" and wife 
Harriot, who is made residuary legatee and executrix with John-H. 
Payson. The will of Harriot Backus, dated Aug. 14, 1820, probated 

1 Worcester Society of Antiquity's Collections, vol. ix., p. 31. 

2 Windham Deeds, vol. x., p. 37. 

3 Woodstock and Pomfret Records ; Gravestone says Apr. 13, 1778. 

4 Pomfret Church Records. 

6 Gravestone ; " Waldos in America," p. 119, says 19th. « Pomfret Records. 

7 Plainfield Records: " Backus Family," p. 120. 

8 Gravestone; Pomfret Church Records say Feb. 5. B Pomfret Church Records. 


Oct. 26, 1820, names— children, Mary-Ann, Charles- W., George and 
Andrew; sister, Ann Waldo; and makes John-H. Payson and son, 
George Backus, executors. Her estate was inventoried at $8556. 89. l 

Children of Sylvanus and Harriot (Waldo) Backus. Born at Pom- 
fret, Conn. : — 2 

a. Frances-Hariot, born Oct. 17, 1797 ; died July 24, 1800. 

b. George, born Aug. 15, 1799. 

c. Elisha- Waldo, born Nov. 9, 1801; died Apr. 10, 1802. 

d. Andrew, born Feb. 6, 1803. He was a lawyer, living, 1880, at Detroit, 

Mich. He married Harriet-Sterling Allen of Providence, R. I. 3 

e . Hariot, born Oct. 20, 1806 ; died Dec. 16, 1806. 

/. Mary-Ann, born Dec. 16, 1807; died Dec. 16, 1807. 4 
g. Charles- Waldo, born Aug. 23, 1810. 
h. William-Henry, born Nov. 9, 1813; died Dec. 8, 1816. £ 
i. Silvanus, born Apr. 18, 1816; died Dec. 8, 1816. 


dhid. Thomas-Fanning, son of Albigence (Zachariah, Daniel, 
Cornelius) and Lydia (Hurlbut) Waldo; born Sept. 19, 1779, at 
Woodstock, Conn., bapt. Oct. 31, 1779 ; 7 died "at Sailors' Snug- 
Harbor, Staten Island, on the evening of Wednesday, the 13th of 
September, 1854." This announcement, from an unknown newspaper, 
is followed by the following account of Mr. Waldo, which is practi- 
cally all that has been learned of him. 

" The subject of this notice was born in Pomfret, Conn., in 1779, and 
was the son of Doct. Albigence Waldo, and is the last of the family, 
his youngest sister dying last June, and his youngest brother, five 
years since, being the only ones of his brothers and sisters to see three 
score years. His father and General Putnam being relatives by mar- 
riage, and living in the same neighborhood, he recollected the old hero 
well, and had often held the horse for the General to mount. He was 
left an orphan at the age of fifteen, and soon after his father's death 
was apprenticed to his eldest brother, who was state printer in Georgia ; 
but he dying in a few short months of yellow fever, he (Thomas) 
took to a seafaring life, and went ' down to the sea in ships ' for near 
thirty years, having sailed into almost every port. Arriving at man- 
hood, he became captain and owner of a vessel, and many were the 
storms and tempests he weathered, and many his daring adventures 
while plowing the mighty ocean. Meeting with a serious accident, 
which laid him on his bed for weeks, he disposed of his vessel, and, 

1 Pomfret Probate Records, vols, xii., p. 282; xiii., pp. 135, 183. 2 Pomfret Records. 
3 Records of First Church, Pomfret. * Gravestone. e Gravestone. 
6 Pomfret Church Records. 7 Woodstock Town and Church Records. 


on his recovery, was united in holy wedlock to the companion of his 
choice, who had watched over and nursed bim during his confinement, 
and settled in Boston, and, at the end of two years, removed to 
Charleston, South Carolina, where he was proprietor of a hotel. He 
sold out after a year's residence and came to New York City, where 
he has lived for twenty years. A few years since, through the treach- 
ery of friends, he lost his property, and, becoming feeble and infirm, 
he was admitted in the ' Sailors' Snug Harbor,' founded by a benev- 
olent Randall, for the benefit of worn-out sailors. For two years past 
the great subject of religion engaged and engrossed his attention, and 
the Bible was studied and read through by course, and then, and not 
till then, did he fully realize the Being who ' held the winds in his fists,' 
and did ' show wonders in the mighty deep.' He was deeply interested 
in poring over its pages, and became humbled until his whole nature 
became changed. He had been gradually failing for the last few 
months, when, at 9 o'clock of the evening above mentioned, he slept 
the sleep that knows no waking till the trump of God shall summon 
all to judgment. He has left good evidence behind that all is well 
with him beyond the grave. His trials are ended, his troubles are 
over, and we have good reason to believe he has joined those who 
have gone before in the New Jerusalem. He leaves a widow and 
numerous other relatives to mourn their loss which is his gain. Peace 
to his ashes." 

Thomas-Fanning Waldo was named after Capt. Thomas Fanning of 
Scotland, Conn., who married Mrs. Phebe Hurlbut, Jan. 14, 1773. l 

The name of his wife and the dates of their marriage and of her 
death have not been learned. His name appears in the New York 
directories between 1807 and 1852, sometimes as Thomas, once as 
Thomas-B., and at other times as Thomas-F. There being no other 
Thomas Waldo known at that time, it is probable that Thomas- 
Fanning is meant in all cases, and he is undoubtedly the Thomas 
Waldo who lived on George Street, Boston, in 1826. 2 

Whether the "Henery Waldo died Mch. 14, 1832, at 89 James St. 
aged 2 years, born at New York, and buried in the Potters Field " 
was his son is uncertain, but is probable, since all the other Waldos 
known to have been then living in New York were well to do. 3 
Apparently no children survived him. 

From the New York directories it appears that : — 
Thomas Waldo, rigger, lived in Cross St., 1807. 

Scotland Church Records. « Boston Directory, a New York Death Records. 


Thomas-F. Waldo, mariner, 47 Learned St., 1811. 

Thomas-B. Waldo, cartman, 199 Hester St., 1813-U. 

Thomas Waldo, carpenter, 18G Wooster St., 1828; 108 Norfolk St., 

1829; 68 Hester St., 1830; 18 Essex St., 1833-4; 47 Ludlow St., 

1839, '42 and '43; 73 Forsyth St., 1849. 

Thomas-F. Waldo, carpenter, 47 Ludlow St., 1846; 198 Broome St., 

dhig. Albigence, sou of Albigence (Zachariah, Daniel, Corne- 
lius) and Lydia (Hurlbut) Waldo; born Jan. 29, 1785, at Pomfret, 
Conn., bapt. Feb. 7, 1785 j 1 died May 9, 1849, at Scott, Cortland 
Co., N. Y. 2 He removed from Pomfret to Cherry Valley, N. Y., and 
thence to Scott, where he bought a farm on which he lived until his 
death. He was a cabinet-maker. During the war of 1812 he was a 
private at New London, Conn., June 21-27, 18 13. 3 He is said to 
have gone from Pomfret to Plattsburgh as a private in 1813, and, 
while living at Cherry Valley, to have commanded a battery of artil- 
lery. 4 He married, Apr. 5, 1812, at Brooklyn, Conn., 5 Lucre tia 
Partridge of Preston, Conn. ; parentage unknown ; born Jan. 16, 
1794, at Preston; died June 1, 1853, at Scott, N. Y. 6 She was a 
lifelong, active and devoted member of the Presbyterian Church; u a 
most faithful and loving wife, one of the best of mothers and fondest 
of sisters." She was of a deeply pious nature and instilled into the 
minds of her children her own religious principles. 

Mr. and Mrs. Waldo are buried at East Cayuga, N. Y., in a lovely 
spot overlooking the lake. 

Children of Albigence and Lucretia (Partridge) Waldo. Born, 

a at Pomfret, Conn. ; b-e at Cherry Valley, N. Y. : — 7 

dhig a. Elisha-Hurlbut, born Sept. 6, 1813. 
dhig b. James-Frederick, born Mch. 19, 1816. 
dhig c. Lucretia-Maria, born Aug. 12, 1818. 
dhig d. Charles- Albigence, born Oct. 4, 1823. 
dhig e. Edward-Erastus, born Oct. 14, 1834. 

Ibaa. Sarah, daughter of Samuel (Samuel, Jonathan, Cornelius) 
and Sarah (Erving) Waldo; born Nov. 30, 1762, at Falmouth, Me. ; 8 
died Aug. 3, 1805, at Boston, Mass., " and was buried in the Common 
Cemetery." 9 She married Oct. 8, 1782, at Boston (by Rev. Sam'l 

1 Pomfret Town and Church Records. 

s Records of Charles -Albigence Waldo [dhigd]. 3 " Connecticut in the War of 1812." 

* Records of Edward-Erastus Waldo [dhige]. 6 Brooklyn Church Records. 

6 Records of Edward-Erastus Waldo. 

7 Records of Charles-Albigence and Edward-Erastus Waldo. 
8 " Journal of Rev. Thomas Smith," p. 218, note. 

9 Boston Records: " Wetmore Family," p. 448, says Aug. 5: "Maine Hist. & Gen. 
Recorder," vol. iv., p. 224, says Sept. 30. 


Parker), 1 William, son of Jeremiah (Jeremiah, Izrahiah, Thomas) 
and Hannah (Hobbs) Wetmore of Middletown, Conn. ; born Oct. 3, 
1749, 2 at Middletown ; died Nov. 18, 1830, at Boston. 3 He graduated 
at Harvard College, 1770; then removed to Salem, Mass., where he 
studied law with William Pynchon for three years, when he was admitted 
to practice in the court of common pleas, of which court he was later 
judge for several years. He had an extensive and profitable practice, 
from which he retired in 1792 with a considerable fortune. He 
removed to Boston in 1785 and was one of the original founders of 
the Massachusetts Historical Society. He married (1), Nov. 5, 1776, 
at Salem, 4 Catherine, daughter of William and Catharine (Sewall) 
Pynchon of Salem, who died July 28, 1778, and by whom he had one 
child, William, born Aug. 7, 1777; graduated at Harvard College, 
1797; died Feb., 1807, unmarried. 5 

Children of William and Sarah (Waldo) Wetmore. Born, a at 

Salem ; b-f at Boston, Mass. : — 6 

a. Sarah-Waldo, born May 24, 1784; died Aug. 22, 1855, at Boston. She 
married, Aug. 28, 1808, at Boston, Joseph, son of Elisha and Mehitable 
(Pedrick) Story of Marblehead, Mass.; born Sept. 18, 1779, at Marble- 
bead ; died Sept. 10, 1845, at Cambridge, Mass. 7 He graduated at Harvard 
College, 1798; studied law with Mr. Samuel Sewall of Salem and began 
practice in 1801. In 1805, he was elected representative to the state legis- 
lature and served three terms. In 1808, he was elected to Congress with- 
out opposition, remained in Congress but one term and on his return was 
again elected to the state legislature and was chosen speaker of the House 
in January, 1811. In November following, he was appointed by Presi- 
dent Madison associate-justice of the supreme court of the United States, 
which position he held until his death. In 1818, he was elected a member 
of the board of overseers of Harvard College; in 1825 a fellow; and in 
1830 he was made Dane professor in the Harvard Law School. 8 

Judge Story married (l),Dec. 9, 1804, at Salem, Mary-Lynde, daughter 
of Rev. Thomas-Fitch (Andrew, Daniel, Peter, Thomas) and Sarah (Pyn- 
chon) Oliver of Marblehead; born Dec. 20, 1781; died June 22, 1805, at 
Salem, without issue. 9 Judge Story and his second wife are buried at 
Mt. Auburn. 

Children : — 

a. Caroline, born June, 1810; died Feb. 28, 1811. 

b. Joseph, born June, 1811 ; died Oct. 19, 1815. 

c. Caroline-Wetmore, born Apr. 4, 1813; died Apr. 1, 1819. 

d. Mary, born Apr. 9, 1814; died Mch. 28, 1815. 

c. Mary-Oliver, born Mch. 10, 1817; died Apr. 28, 1848. 

/. William-Wetmore, born Feb. 19, 1819. 

g. Louisa, born May, 1821; died May 10, 1831. 

1 Records of Trinity Church, Boston : Salem Records. 

2 " Wetmore Family," p. 446; Gravestone says Oct. 30. s Boston Records. 

* Salem Records. 6 " Wetmore Family," pp. 446-450. 6 " Wetmore Family," pp. 455-478. 

7 Boston ^Records : Gravestone. 

8 See " Life and Letters of Joseph Story," by William-W. Story, 1851: and " Wetmore 
Family," pp. 455-476, for full details of his life. 

» " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xix., p. 104. 


b. Caroline-Lucy, born Aug. 5, 1786, bapt. Oct. 18, 1786, at Trinity Church 

Boston ; died July 24, 1792. 

c. Augusta, born May 19, 1788, bapt. Sept. 29, 1788, at Trinity Church, Boa- 

ton ; died May 13, 1846, at Morristown, N. J. She married, July 14 
1824, at Boston, Charles- Jeremiah, son of George (Jeremiah, Jeremiah 
Izrahiah, Thomas) and Rachel (Ogden) Wetmore of Troy, N. J. • born 
Apr. 24, 1791, at Antigonish, Nova Scotia; died June 7, 1837. » 

Children : — 

a. Hester-annb, born Oct. 5, 1826. 

b. George, born Mch. 11, 1828; died Sept. 11, 1835. 

c. Charles, born June 15, 1831. 

d. Hester- Ann, born Feb. 19, 1790 (gravestone at Mt. Auburn says Feb. 17) 

bapt. Aug. 24, 1790, at Trinity Church, Boston; died Jan/25, 1835, at 
Boston, unmarried. 2 

e. Thomas, born Aug. 31, 1794 (gravestone at Mt. Auburn says 1795) ; gradu- 

ated at Harvard College, 1814 ; member of the common council of Boston 
1829-32; alderman, 1833-5, 1837-9, 1841-4, 1847; died Mch. 30, 1860, at 
Boston, unmarried. 

/. Samuel- Waldo, born Aug. 31, 1794, twin of Thomas; died Nov., 1817, 
unmarried. He graduated at West Point, April, 1813; 2d lieutenant of 
artillery, July 21, 1814; resigned, July 16, 1816. 

lbab. Samuel, son of Samuel (Samuel, Jonathan, Cornelius) 
and Sarah (Erring) Waldo; born Mch. 4, 1764, at Falmouth, Me.; 3 
died Oct. 19, 1798, at Suffolk, Va. 4 He was educated in the Boston 
Latin School, class of 1771, though he is probably the Samuel Waldo 
given in the catalogue of 1847 as of the class of 1773, and who appears 
in Hunt's catalogue in 1776. He was probably in the school at its 
close, before the Revolution, and returned on its re-opening. 5 He 
became a merchant in Portland, Me., and lived in the house on the 
lower or northeast corner of Temple and Congress Streets. 

He married, Feb., 1789, at Boston, 6 his cousin, Sarah-Tyng, daugh- 
ter of Isaac and Lucy (Waldo) Winslow of Roxbury, Mass. \lbbk~] ; 
born Mch. 22, 1765, at Roxbury; died Dec. 27, 1826, at Boston, and 
buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground. 7 She married (2), inten- 
tions published at Portland, Sept. 23, 1804, Salmon, son of Dudley 
(Samuel, Daniel, Moses, Aquila) and Alice (Corbett) Chase of 
Cornish, N. H. ; born July 14, 1761, at Cornish or at Sutton, Mass. ; 
died Aug. 10, 1806, at Portland. See IbbTc. By him she had a 
daughter, Elizabeth- Winslow, who married, Oct. 14, 1829, at Boston, 
Dr. John-C. Howard of Boston. 8 

1 " Wetmore Family," pp. 477-478, 482. 2 Boston Records. 

3 " Journal of Rev. Thomas Smith," p. 218, note. 

4 Records of Mrs. Arthur Pickering, Boston; " History of Portland," p. 853, and " Maine 
Hist. & Gen. Recorder," vol. iv., p. 224, say Oct. 12, 1798, no place being mentioned. 

5 " Boston Latin School Graduates." 6 Records of Christ Church. 
7 Boston Records. 8 Ibid. 


Children of Samuel and Sarah-Tyng (Winslow) Waldo. Born at 
Portland, Me. : — * 

lbab a. Samuel, born Dec. 27, 3789; died May 6, 1829, at Boston, Mass., of 
consumption, 2 and was buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground. He -was 
a merchant at Boston, his place of business being at 46 Long Wharf in 
1816, and at 2 India St. in 1818 and '20. In 1825 and '26, he was living 
with his brothers at 2 Leverett St. 3 He died intestate and, July 27, 1829, 
Isaac Winslow was appointed administrator on his estate. He was never 

Ibabb. Francis- Wainwright, born Nov. 29, 1791; died Aug. 3, 1836, at 
Thomaston, Me., and was buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground, Bos- 
ton, Mass. 4 He was a member of the class of 1810 of Bowdoin College, 
but did not graduate. 5 In 1814, he was a member of the bar of Suffolk 
County, Mass. 6 He was never married. 

lbab c. William-Tyng, born May 30, 1793 ; died May 26, 1844, at Boston, 
Mass., and was buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground. 7 He was a mer- 
chant and lived in Boston, his name appearing in the Boston directories 
from 1825 to '43. His will, dated Apr. 27, 1844, probated June 17, 1844, 
calls him " of Boston, gentleman," and names — sister Elizabeth-W. How- 
ard; particular friend and kinsman Edward-S. Erving and wife Harriet 
Erving; and great uncle William Erving; relative and friend Isaac Wins- 
low; Margaret Winslow, daughter of kinsman Isaac Winslow; cousin 
Mary-Russell Bradford and her son Joseph-R. Bradford ; nephew William- 
Waldo Howard, son of sister Elizabeth-W. Howard, and her other children 
Jobn-Clark Howard, Sarah-Winslow Howard, James-Howard Howard, 
and Hepsy-Swan Howard; Edward Winslow and Arthur Pickering, ex- 
ecutors. He left to his kinsman, Edward-S. Erving, " a silver salver 
which was formerly my grandmother's and has the Waldo and Erving 
Arms engraved thereon." 8 He was never married, and with him the 
name of Waldo in the line of the most noted member of the family, 
General Samuel Waldo [lb], became extinct. 

lbab d. Sarah-Erving, born Apr. 22, 1796, bapt. Mch. 5, 1797; died June 5, 
1827, at Watertown, Mass., and was buried in King's Chapel Burying- 
Ground. 9 She was never married. 

lbad. Lucy, daughter of Samuel (Samuel, Jonathan, Cornelius) 
and Sarah (Erving) Waldo; born Aug. 10, 1766, at Falmouth, now 
Portland, Me. ; 10 died Sept. 10, 1839. ]1 She married, June 7, 1807, at 
Boston, Mass. (by Rev. J.-S.-J. Gardiner), 12 Alexander, son of 
Alexander (Roger, Simon, Henry) and Mary (Richards) Wolcott of 
Middletown, Conn. ; born Sept. 15, 1758, at Windsor, Conn. ; died 
June 26, 1828. 

He graduated at Yale College in the class of 1778, and commenced 
the practice of law at Windsor. He was representative from Windsor 

I Records of Mrs. Arthur Pickering, Boston. z Boston Records. 

3 Boston Directories. * Boston Records. 5 Bowdoin CoUege Catalogue. 

6 " Professional and Industrial History of Suffolk County," vol. i., p. 640. 

7 Boston Records, in which he is called " from Brookline." 

8 Suffolk Probate Records, vol. cxlii 1 ., p. 393. 9 Boston Records. 

10 " Journal of Rev. Thomas Smith," note, p. 218; Family Records say Aug. 30, 1767. 

II Records of Mrs. Arthur Pickering, Boston. 
12 Boston Records : Trinity Church Records. 


to the general assembly. Later he removed to Middletown, Conn., 
and was collector of the port under Presidents Jefferson, Madi- 
son, Monroe and John-Quincy Adams. He was also justice of the 
peace. He was a member and leader of the democratic party. He 
was nominated by President Madison to the supreme court of the 
United States, but was not confirmed by the Senate. He was of 
splendid intellectual powers and of very handsome person, large frame 
and extremely powerful. He was an early manufacturer of woolens, 
and a great promoter of general American manufactures. He married 
(1), Sept., 1785, Frances Burbank of Springfield, Mass., who died 
June 17, 1800. He had by her four children, of whom three were : — 
Frances, born Aug. 9, 1786; Henry, born Mch. 16, 1788; Alexander, 
born Feb. 14, 1790. He probably had no children by his second 
wife. 1 

ldba. Susanna, daughter of Jonathan (Jonathan. Jonathan, 
Cornelius) and Mary (Nowell) Waldo; born Apr. 22, 1750, at Bos- 
ton, Mass. ; 2 date of death unknown. She married, Jan. 5, 1772, at 
King's Chapel, Boston, 3 John, son probably of Choler and Martha 
(Maccloud) Caswell, bapt. Sept. 8, 1745, at Old South Church, 4 or 
perhaps son of John and Jane (Adams) Caswell, whose marriage at 
Boston is recorded the same year as that of Choler Caswell's. Nothing 
more has been learned of them. 

John Casewell and Sukey Casewell were sponsors for Sukey-Case- 
well Groos, daughter of John and Susanna Groos, who was baptized 
June 24, 1774, at King's Chapel. 5 John Casewell, set. 58, died May, 
1803. 6 

ldbc. Jonathan, son of Jonathan (Jonathan, Jonathan, Corne- 
lius) and Mary (Nowell) Waldo; born June 25, 1754, at Boston, 
Mass.; 7 died Mch. 31, 1815, at Salem, Mass. 8 After the death of 
his father, his grandfather, "John Nowell of Boston, Painter," was, 
Apr. 2, 1759, appointed his guardian. He was educated in the Boston 
Latin School, class of 1763. He removed to Salem about 1779 and 
became an apothecary, being for a time in company with William 
Stearns, and doing a large business. In a deed of Apr. 20, 1779, he 

* » Family Histories and Genealogies," by E.-E. Salisbury, vol. iii. & Pedigree, xviii.: 
" Wolcott Memorial," p. 211 : " N. E. Hiit. & Gen. Register," vol. i., p. 251. 
» Boston Records. 3 Ibid. * Old Soutb Churcb Records. ■ King's Chapel Records. 
6 Boston Records. 7 Boston Records ; Family Records say June 21. 
8 " Essex Hist. Society's Collections," vol. iv., p. 131. 



is called "late of Boston, Apothecary." 1 He was major in the 
militia, selectman, and held various town offices. Fort Pickering, 
formerly Fort William, was repaired under his directions ; and, with 
appropriate ceremonies, was dedicated Oct. 30, 1799, and named in 
honor of Col. William Pickering. Stearns and Waldo, in company 
with Col. Benjamin Pickman, built the brick building on the corner of 
Essex and Washington Streets, Salem, in 1791-2. He lived on Fed- 
eral Street, corner of Lynn Street, in the house of his father-in-law. 2 
Apr. 19, 1815, administration on the " estate of Jonathan Waldo late 
of Salem, Esq., deceased, intestate," was granted to Jonathan Waldo 
of Salem. 3 

He married (1), Apr. 20, 1780, at Salem, 4 Mary, daughter of 
Jonathan (John, John, George) and Mary (Coffin) Ropes of Salem, 
bapt. Sept. 18, 1763; died June 10, 1781, at Salem; buried June 12. 5 

He married (2), Feb. 5, 1783, at Salem, 6 Emily, daughter of John 
(Henry, Thomas, Henry) and Phebe (Guild) Messingerof Wrentham, 
Mass. ; born Dec. 8, 1762, at Wrentham ; died Jan. 7, 1839, at Bos- 
ton, "at the residence of her son Henry-Simpson Waldo." 7 She 
married (2), Nov. 27, 1816, at Salem, 8 Rev. Dr. John, son of John 
and Esther (Guild) Prince of Boston; born July 11, 1751, at Boston; 9 
died June 7, 1836, at Salem. He graduated at Harvard, class of 
1776, was ordained Nov. 10, 1779, over the First Church, Salem, and 
continued its minister until his death. His first wife was Mary, 
daughter of James Bayley of Boston, who died Dec. 4, 1806, aged 
52, and by whom he had a son John, born Apr. 19, 1782, at Salem. 10 

Jonathan Waldo's name is in the "List of Volunteers from Salem 
for the Rhode Island Expedition," Aug., 1778. u 

Child of Jonathan and Mary (Ropes) Waldo. Born at Salem, 

Mass. : — 

ldbc a. Jonathan, born May 30, 1781, bapt. June 3, 1781 ; died Sept. 20, 1817, 
at Salem. 12 He was a merchant at Salem, and was never married. 

1 Suffolk County Deeds, vol. cxxxi., p. 267. 

2 " Essex Hist. Society's Collections," vols, iv., p. 131; vii., p. 164. 

3 Essex County Frobate Records, vol. ccclxxxvii., p. 91. 4 Salem Records. 

5 " Essex Hist. Society's Collections," vols, iv., p. 131 ; vii., p. 161. « Salem Records. 

7 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vols, xvi., p. 308; xix., p. 76: " Essex Hist. Society's 
Collections," vol. iv., p. 131; in which she is respectively called Emily, Meletiah and Milly. 
In Suffolk County Deeds, vol. clvii., p. 84, she is called Mille. 

8 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vols, xvi., p. 308; xix., p. 76. 9 Boston Records. 

10 "Essex Hist. Society's Collections," vols, iv., pp. 272-3; xv., p. 296. 

11 Ibid., vol. i., p. 113. 

12 " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register," vol. xix., p. 76; "Essex Hist. Society's Collections," 
vol. vii., p. 164, says died Sept. 27. 


Children of Jonathan and Emily (Messinger) Waldo. Born at 
Salem, Mass. : — 

ldbc b. Charles-Frederick, born Dec. 21, 1783, bapt. Jan. 4, 1784. 

ldbc c. Edward- Winslow, born Mch. 15, 178G, bapt. Apr. 28, 1786 ; died Jan. 3, 
1835, at New Orleans, La. He was a member of the Salem Light Infantry, 
Apr. 22, 1808. He was a merchant in Salem, Aug. 29, 1818. He never 
married. 1 

idbc d. Henry-Lloyd, born Dec. 24, 1787, bapt. Dec. 30, 1787; died Jan. 25, 
1788, at Salem. 2 

ldbc e. Emily, born Dec. 8, 1788, bapt. Dec. 14, 1788; died Dec. 9, 1810, at 
Salem, unmarried. 

ldbc f. Henry-Simpson, born Nov. 27, 1790, bapt. Jan. 16, 1791. 

ldbc g. Mary-Ropes, born Sunday, May 15, 1796, bapt. May 22, 1796; died 
Feb. 11, 1873, at Salem, unmarried. 3 

1 Essex County Deeds, vol. ccxvi., p. 299: " Essex Hist. Society's Collections," vols, iv., 
p. 131; xxvi., p. 280. 2 Family Bible. 

3 Salem Records : The first six births recorded Aug. 15, 1794, the seventh Aug. 25, 1800, 
' at request of Jona. Waldo, Esq.": For baptisms see "Essex Hist. Society's Collec- 
tions," vol. xxi., p. 269. 


bdaa d. Deborah, daughter of Samuel (Shubael, Edivard, John, 
Cornelius J and Hannah (Waters) Waldo; born May 2, 1761, at 
South Dover, N. Y. ; died Jan. 30, 1843. l She married Nov. 19, 
1793, Joseph, son of Elihu (Thomas, William) and Zerviah (Abbe) 
Marsh of Mansfield, Conn.; born Apr. 20, 1754, at New Fairfield, 
Conn., probably. He was a farmer, and lived at New Milford, 
Conn., on his father's homestead. Deborah Waldo was his second 
wife, he having married (1), Nov. 29, 1781, her sister Abigail, who 
died Jan. 28, 1793, at New Milford. 2 See bdaaf. 

The exact date of Joseph Marsh's death has not been learned, but 
his will, dated June 13, 1818, was probated Jan. 15, 1830. In it he 
names his ' ' loving wife Deborah " as his sole heir. After her death 
the property was to be divided "to and among the whole of my 
children and heirs at law." Son Allen Marsh, executor. 3 

Children of Joseph and Deborah (Waldo) Marsh. 4 Born at New 
Milford, Conn. : — 

a. Allen, born June 8, 1797; died 1863, at New Milford. He lived at Wood 

Creek, Conn. He married Men. 9, 1820, at New Fairfield, Conn., Abigail- 
Ellen Terrill of New Fairfield, who survived him. 

Children, born at New Milford : — 

a. Edwin, born Dec. 18, 1820. 

6. Cornelia- Abigail, born Aug. 25, 1822. 

c. Joseph-Jackson, born Aug. 17, 1824. 

d. Huldah, born Men. 15, 1831. 

e. Oliver, born Jan. 25, 1839 ; died young. 

b. Abigail, born Aug. 18, 1799. She is, perhaps, the Abigail Marsh who 

married, Nov. 21, 1825, at New Milford, William-H. Fairchild. 5 

c. Holman, born Apr. 28, 1802. He was living at New Milford, Aug. 12, 

1834, when his mother gave him a quitclaim deed to a portion of his 
father's estate. 6 

1 Family Bible of Mrs. Lester Webster [bdaaidbc], Red Rock, N. Y. 

2 New Milford Records : " Genealogy of the Marsh Family," 1886, p. 35. 

3 New Milford Probate Records, vol. x., p. 56. 

4 " Genealogy of the Marsh Family," 1886, p. 35 : " History of New Milford," p. 729 : New 
Milford Records. 5 New Milford Records. 

8 New Milford Deeds, vol. xxxvi., p. 13. 


bdaa e. John, son of Samuel (Shubael, Edward, John, Corne- 
lius) and Hannah (Waters) Waldo; born Nov. 7, 1762, at South 
Dover, N. Y. 1 He is probably the John Waldo who graduated at 
Brown University in 1790. He went to Georgetown County, S. C, 
and taught school there for many years, perhaps at North Inlet, where 
his grandson Henry was born. He published an English grammar of 
considerable merit. President Jefferson wrote to him, Aug. 16, 1813, 
a long letter, acknowledging the receipt of his " Rudiments of 
English Grammar," in which he says, " I am entirely unqualified to 
give that critical opinion of it which you do me the favor to ask." 9 

He was married, but nothing has been learned of his wife. 

Child of John Waldo :— 
bdaa ea. Hannah. 

bdaa f. Abigail, daughter of Samuel (Shubael, Edivard, John, 
Cornelius) and Hannah (Waters) Waldo; born Apr. 2, 1764, at South 
Dover, N. Y. ; 3 died Jan. 28, 1793, at New Milford, Conn. 4 She 
married Nov. 29, 1781, 6 Joseph, son of Elihu (Thomas, William) 
and Zerviah (Abbe) Marsh of Mansfield, Conn. ; born Apr. 20, 
1754, at New Fairfield, Conn., probably; died about 1830, at New 
Milford. He was a farmer, and lived on his father's homestead. He 
married (2), Nov. 19, 1793, Deborah Waldo, an older sister of his 
first wife. See bdaad. 

Children of Joseph and Abigail (Waldo) Marsh. 6 Born at New 
Milford, Conn. : — 

a. William, born Jan. 25, 1783; died at Pike, Bradford County, Pa. He 
married (1), Feb. 18, 1802, at New Milford, Rachel, daughter of Isaac 
and Sarah (Stevens) Nichols of New Milford; born Apr. 3, 1780, at 
New Milford; died Jan. 28, 1810, at New Milford. He married (2), at 
New Milford, Sarah (or Patty) Nichols, sister of his first wife; born 
Mch. 8, 1785, at New Milford. Mr. Marsh removed to Pike, Bradford 
County, Pa. 

Children, by first wife, born at New Milford :— 

a. Ellet, born Nov. 14, 1802. 

b. Wealthy, born Oct. 18, 1804. 

c. Cordelia, born Jan. 12, 1806. 

d. Amy-Lorain, born Jan. 26, 1808. 

* Family Bible of Mrs. Lester Webster [bdaaidbc], Red Rock, N. Y. 

2 " Randall's Life of Jefferson," vol. iii., pp. 391-3. 

» Family Bible of Mrs. Lester Webster [bdaaidbc}, Red Rock, N. Y. * New Milford 
Records; Family Bible says Jan. 29. D Ibid. 

e « Genealogy of the Marsh Family," p. 35: "History of New Milford," pp. 696, 729: 
New Milford Records. 

318 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdaaf 

By second wife :- 











b. Hannah, born Sept. 10, 1784; died Aug. 1, 1867, at New Milford. She 

married Sept. 15, 1802, at New Milford, Zachariah, son of Zachariah 
(Joseph, Zachariah) and Phebe (Gaylord) Ferris of New Milford; born 
July 11, 1778, at New Milford; died there Aug. 30, 1860. He was a 
fanner, and lived on his father's homestead in Jerusalem, on Rocky 
River . 

Children, born at New Milford, Conn. :— 

a. Edith, born Dec. 14, 1803. 

b. Laura, born Aug. 25, 1806. 

c. Mary-Ann, born Oct. 21, 1808. 

d. Phebe-Joan, born Nov. 5, 1811. 

e. Hannah, born Dec. 21, 1814. 

/. Charles-Marsh, boru July 6, 1816. 

g. Abby-Jank, born May 23, 1819. 

h. Henry, born Jan. 8, 1822. 

i. Arabella, born Sept. 13, 1824. 

j. Eunice-Cordelia, born Jan. 21, 1827; died Oct. 10, 1829. 

c. Zerviah (Surizah, or Seviah), born Apr. 3, 1787; died Dec. 5, 1861, at 

Union Vale, N. Y. She married Thomas, son of Joseph (Jonathan, 
Jonathan, Thomas, James) and Hannah (Sheldon) Cutler of Dover, N. Y. ; 
born July 29, 1778, at Dover; died May 15, 1836, at Dover. 1 He was a 
farmer, and lived at South Dover. " Cutler Memorial," p. 164, erro- 
neously calls his wife Serviah Waldo. Feb. 3, 1838, " Seviah Cutler" of 
Dover, N. Y., widow, and William Hooker and Edward Ward of the 
same place, friends of Thomas Cutler, deceased, were appointed 
administrators on the estate of Thomas Cutler, " late of Dover deceased 
intestate." 2 

Children, born at Clove, N. Y. :— 3 

a. Albert, born Feb. 23, 1806; died Sept. 18, 1877, at Union Vale. 

b. Josepb-Marsh, born Dec. 9, 1807 ; died July 29, 1876, at Union 


c. Mary-Ann, born Sept. 25, 1809 ; died Jan. 9, 1866, at Union Vale. 

d. Waldo, born Oct. 27, 1812 ; died 1814. 

e. Samuel-Waldo, born Nov. 2, 1814; living, 1900, at Pough- 

keepsie, N. Y. 

/. Buel, born Mch. 28, 1817; died Feb. 23, 1882, at Clove. 

g. Deborah, born Apr. 19, 1819; died 1819. 

h. Hannah, born May 10, 1820; died 1823. 

i. Burr, born Nov. 25, 1822 ; died May 5, 1850. 

d. Arabella, born Feb. 20, 1789. She married Elihu Hoag of South Dover, 

N. Y. 

e. Samuel-Waldo, born Apr. 18, 1791; went to Illinois. 

i " Cutler Family," p. 164: Family Bible of Samuel- Waldo Cutler [bdaaf ce], 
a Surrogate's Records, Dutchess Co., N. Y. No. 2, p. 365. 3 Family Bible. , 

bi>abb] SIXTH GENERATION. 319 

bdaa i. Samuel, son of Samuel (Shubael, Edward, John, Corne- 
lius) and Hannah (Waters) Waldo; born Nov. 8, 1769, at South 
Dover, N. Y. ; died May 4, 1858, » at Chatham, N. Y. He was a 
farmer, living at Chatham, near the village of New Concord, where 
he and his second wife are buried. He was a life-long Baptist, and a 
deacon of the Baptist Church. 

He was twice married, but nothing has been learned of his first 

He married (2), Abiah, daughter of Isaac (Thomas) and Lydia 
(Marsh) Northrop of New Milford, Conn.; 2 born, 1772; died July 
14, 1865, at Chatham. 

The inscriptions on the gravestones of Dea. Samuel Waldo and his 
second wife are as follows : — 

"Samuel Waldo | Died | May 5, 1858 | Aged 88 y'rs | 5 ra's & 
28 d's | Blessed are the dead | who die in the Lord." 

"Abiah | Wife of | Samuel Waldo | Died | July 14, 1865 | 
In the 93 year [ of her age." 

Child of Samuel Waldo, by first wife: — 
bdaa ia. John. 

Children of Samuel and Abiah (Northup) Waldo. 3 Born at 
Chatham, N. Y. :— 

bdaa ib. Fanny, died young. 

bdaa ic. Sarah, married a Mr. Bailey and removed to Michigan. She is 
named in her sister Achsah (Waldo) Foote's will, dated Sept. 27, 1875, and 
was then living. She had four sons, two of whom were named [a] 
Joseph-W. and [6] Biron. The latter had a wife, Susan. 

bdaa id. Hannah, born Apr. 18, 1796. 

bdaaie. Achsah-E., born 1799; died June 16, 1882, at Chatham, N. Y., "in 
her 83rd year." 4 She married, Dec. 11, 1824, George Foot who died Jan. 
25, 1829, "in the 40 year of his age on the Sabbath afternoon." 5 Her 
will, dated Sept. 27, 1875, recorded Sept. 4, 1882, names — Samuel-W. 
Elliott; niece Cornelia Reynolds ; sister Sally Bailey, " if living at decease 
if not the fourteen hundred dollars must be given to her four sous and the 
moveables to Byrons wife Susan Bayley and her children"; Joseph-W. 
Bailey; and Biron Bailey. 6 Mr. and Mrs. Foot had no children. 

bdab b. Joseph, son of Shubael (Shubael, Edward, John, Corne- 
lius) and Priscilla (Smith) Waldo; born about 1757, perhaps at 
Mansfield, Conn., although his birth is not recorded there; died 1828, 

1 Family Bible of Mrs. Lester Webster [bdaaidbc], Red Rock, N. Y.; Gravestone says 
May 5. 2 " History of New Milford," p. 748. 
3 Records of Mrs. Lester Webster, Red Rock, N. Y. ; Mrs. Isaac Pitts, Chatham, N. Y. 
* Gravestone at New Concord, N. Y. 5 Family Bible. 
6 Surrogate's Records, Columbia Co., N. Y., vol. R, p. 78. 


probably at Chagrin or Willoughby, O. He is said to have moved 
from Herkimer, N. Y., to Chagrin, near Willoughby, in 1815, but 
as his children are said to have been born in Stephentown, Rensselaer 
Co., N. Y., he must previously have lived there. He was a farmer. 

He married, 1782, in Herkimer County, N. Y., Martha Eggleston, 
born 1757; died 1829, at Willoughby. 1 

In deeds dated Feb. 7, 1798, Mch. 26, 1802, and Apr. 2, 1802, 
Joseph Waldo and Martha his wife are called of Fairfield, Herkimer 
County, N. Y. ; and in deeds dated Mch. 1, 1808, Dec. 24, 1808, 
Apr. 14, 1812, and Apr. 29, 1815, they are called of Newport, N. Y. 2 

Children of Joseph and Martha (Eggleston) Waldo. Born at 
Stephentown, N. Y. : — 3 

bdab ba. Hannah, born Oct. 12, 1783 ; married George Hall. 

bdab bb. Amy, born Oct. 18, 1784. 

bdab be. Lucy, born 1788; married William Johnson. 

bdab bd. Eber, born June 19, 1791. 

bdab be. Joseph, married Clara Keisler. 

bdab bf. Samuel, married Hannah Card. 

bdab bg. Patty, married Isaac Brown. 

bdab bh. Newton, married Matilda Perkins. 

bdab d. Calvin, son of Shubael (Shubael, Edward, John, Corne- 
lius) and Priscilla (Smith) Waldo. The dates of his birth, marriage 
and death have not been learned, nor is anything known of his wife. 

Children of Calvin Waldo : — 4 

bdab da. Orin, born Apr. 8, 1805. 

bdab db. Elkamon, died Mch. 20, 1848, at Conneaut, Ashtabula Co., O. 

bdab dc. Rachel, died young. 

bdab e. Jaram, son of Shubael (Shubael, Edward, John, Corne- 
lius) and Priscilla (Smith) Waldo; born May, 1772, at Herkimer, 
N. Y. ; died 1841, at Great Bend, N. Y. He was a farmer and shoe- 
maker. He married, at Rossie, N. Y., Lois Kinney; born 1775; died 
1855, at Rutland, N. Y. 5 They lived at Champion, N. Y. 

Children of Jaram and Lois (Kinney) Waldo : — 6 

bdab ea. Sally, married William-H. Caldwell. They were living, 1861, at 
Litchfield, O. See bdab ed. 

1 Records of Mrs. Olive-Elizabeth (Waldo) Blair [bdabbdbc]; and of Mrs. Adelaide 
(Butler) Smith, Painesville, O. [bdabbbia]. 

2 Herkimer County Deeds, vols, i., p. 423; ii M p. 145; iv., pp. 272, 401; vi., p. 404; ix., p. 34. 
3 Records of Mrs. Blair and Mrs. Smith; the latter gives the order:— Hannah, Amy, 

Eber, Joseph, Lucy, Martha, Samuel, Newton. 

4 Records of Mrs. Rachel-Sylvia (Waldo) Fansler [bdabdaa]. 

5 Records of Mrs. Amelia-Lois (Fulton) Lewis [bdabehb], Carthage, N. Y. 

6 Records of Mrs. Amelia-Lois (Fulton) Lewis [bdabehb] and Miss Herma Fitzgerald 


bdab eb. Jonathan-Haskell, born Feb. 5, 1801, at Otsego, N. Y. 

bdab ec. Shubael, born May 28, 1804, at Herkimer, N. Y. 

bdab ed. Daniel, born Men., 1807. 

bdab ee. Harriet, married Major Bent, and was living, 1861, at Pinckney, 
Lewis Co., N. Y. See bdabed. 

bdab ef. Huldah, married Alanson Caldwell, and died before 1861. See 


Children : — 

a. Alanson-Church, living, 1861, at Fowler, N. Y. 

b. Harriet, married Charles Locklin ; of Dekalb, N. Y., 1801. 

c. Latina-P., married John Graves; of Ironridge, Wis., 1801. 

d. Chester, living in Wisconsin in 1801. 

e. Maryette, married Wesley Rockwood ; of Wisconsin, 1801. 
bdab eg. Sophia, born July 28, 1810, at Rutland, N. Y. 

bdab eh. Avastia, born Feb. 28, 1813, at Rossie, N. Y. 
bdab ei. Nancy. 

bdab f. Shubael, son of Shubael (Shubael, Edward, John, Cor- 
nelius) and Priscilla (Smith) Waldo; born 1774; died Feb. 6, 1826, at 
Franklinton, O. He was a cooper and lived at Frankliuton, just 
across the river from where Columbus was afterwards laid out, to 
which place he removed from New York State about 1806. He was 
also a Universalist preacher. 

He married, 1800, in New York State, Esther Cripin, born 1775, 
in New York State; died 1858 in Illinois. 1 

Children of Shubael and Esther (Cripin) Waldo. Born, a-d in 

New York State ; e-m at Franklinton, O. : — 

bdab fa. Josephus, died young. 

bdabfb. Clarissa, married a Mr. Curtis, and had :— 

a. Olive. 

b. Mary. 

c. Amy. 

bdab fc. Jeduthan-Gray, born May 30, 1803. 
bdab fd. Almeron, born June 4, 1805. 
bdab fe. Elhanon, born Feb. 14, 1807. 
bdab ff. Amy. 
bdabfg. Olive, died young. 
bdab fh. Dean, died young. 
bdabfi. Orilla, married and had five children. 

bdabfj. Palmyra, living, 1902, at London, O. She married John Gillaud, 
and had : — 

a. Orpha. 

6. Mary- Jane. 

i Records of William -Wallace Waldo [bdabf cd]: Recollections of Samuel-Parsons 
Waldo [bdabf m']. 


322 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdabf 

c. Orilla. 

d. Leona. 

bdabf k. Stacy, died 1895, at London, O. 
bdabfl. A child, unnamed, died young, 
bdab fm. Samuel-Parsons, born Feb. 14, 1824 

bdab g. Elizabeth, daughter of Shubael (Shubael, Edward, 
John, Cornelius) and Priscilla (Smith) Waldo. Dates of birth and 
death unknown. She married, 1791 (?), at Herkimer (?), N. Y., 
Eli, son of Eli (David, David, David, Robert) Winehell; born Nov., 
1769, in Connecticut or Massachusetts; died Feb., 1813, in St. Law- 
rence County, N. Y. They removed to Ohio and later to Michigan. 
Tradition says that he was a prominent man in Herkimer or St. Law- 
rence County, N. Y. 1 

June 13, 1801, Eli Winehell of Herkimer County, yeoman, and 
Esobeth (sic) his wife, sold to Davis Flint of Windham County, Conn., 
land in Herkimer County. 2 

Children of Eli and Elizabeth (Waldo) Winehell :— 3 

a. Nancy, died at Henrietta, O. She married in New York State, James 

Dulmage; born at Bay Canta, Ont. ; died at Henrietta. They lived near 
Willoughby, O., and at Henrietta. He was a laborer. 4 

Children, born, a at Mentor; b-d at Willoughby; e at Kirtland, O. : — 

a. David-Jennings, born Sept. 8, 1821. 

6. George- Anson. 

c. Elizabeth, born 1825. 

d. Olive, died 1857, at Henrietta. 

e. Thadeus, died 1850, at Moundsville, O. 

b. Shubael, born July 6, 1794, at Stratford, Fulton Co., N. Y. ; died June 

10, 1866, at Oxford, Wis., unmarried. 

c. Eli, born June, 1796; died July 14, 1850, at Hainesville, 111., unmarried. 

d. Zilpa, born April, 1798; married, 1836, in Beaver County, Pa., a Mr. 

Bennett and moved to Virginia. '« She was for many years a school 
teacher." They probably had no children. 

e. Hiram, born June 24, 1800, at Herkimer, N. Y. ; died Sept. 27, 1873, atMal- 

com, la. He was a farmer, and lived in Ohio, Illinois and Iowa. He 
married, April 8, 1829, Sarah, daughter of Michael Bonuni; born Apr. 12, 
1812, at Detroit, Mich.; died Nov. 8, 1883, at Malcom. His father was 
a native of France. 5 

Children, born, a at Erie, Pa. ; 6, c at Milan, O. ; d-g at Huron, O. ; h in 
McHenry Co., 111. ; % at Avon, 111. : — 

a. Henry-Edgar, born Jan. 22, 1830. 

b. Rachel-Ann, born Men. 20, 1832; died Men. 12, 1901. 

c. Caroline, born July 12, 1834; died Jan. 23, 1835. 

1 Records of Scott Brown, Oak Park, 111., son of bdabgfa. 

2 Herkimer County Deeds, vol. xvii., p. 565. 3 Records of Scott Brown. 

* Records of David-Jennings Dulmage. 6 Records of Samuel-M. WincheU [bdabgeg]. 


d. Sarah, born Jan. 16, 18J5G. 

e. Eliza, born Aug. 26, 1838; died Aug. 1G, 1839. 

/. John-F., born Oct. 5, 1840; living, 1898, in California. 

g. Samuel-M., born Apr. 8, 1843; living, 1898, at Malcom. 

h. Elizabeth, born Nov. 27, 1845; married Joseph Chiva. 

i. Maky-A., born Nov. 14, 1852; died Dec. G, 18G0, at Malcom. 

/. Joseph- Waldo, born May 25, 1802, at Fairfield, N. Y. ; died July 17, 1881 
at Erie, Pa. He married, Jan. 28, 1828, at Erie, Sally, daughter of 
Corning and Polly (Wilson) Shattuck of Harbor Creek, Pa. ; born Sept. 
21, 1810, at Harbor Creek; died Nov. 8, 1884, at Erie. He was a ship 
captain on the lakes until 1864, later a farmer in Erie Co., Pa. 

Children : — 

a. Rosina-Mahalia, born Aug. 26, 1829; married, Oct. 10, 1853, 

William-S. Brown of Erie. 

b. Mary-Elizabeth, born Jan. 1, 1832; died July 7, 1860. 

c. Frances-Marion, born Nov. 4, 1838. 

d. Sally-Belle, born Mch. 17, 1845. 

g. James, born May, 1804, in Montgomery Co., N. Y. He was a shoemaker 
and was never married. 

h. Elizabeth, born July 3, 1806, in Montgomery Co., N. Y. ; died June 2, 
1868, ] at Oxford, Marquette Co., Wis. She married, Oct. 22, 1825, at 
Kirtland, Lake Co., O., Gideon McNutt of Highland, O. ; born Mch., 
1808; died Nov. 20, 1871, aet. 63 yrs., 8 mos., 2 at Oxford. He was a 
farmer living at Oxford. 

Children, born, a-b at Kirtland; c at Henrietta, O. :— 

a. Aurelia-Angeline, born Sept. 16, 1837; married Asel-Swazey 

Waldo [bdabbdb~] . 

b. Hiram, born Nov. 30, 1829 ; married Minerva Waldo [bdabbde]. 

c. Eli, born Nov. 16, 1843. 

i. Amanda, born Sept. 6, 1809; married Aug. 10, 1862, Orin Waldo [bdabda]. 

bdad a. Jesse, son of Jesse (Shubael, Edward, John, Cornelius) 
and Bridget (Thompson) Waldo; born Feb. 17, 1761, at Mansfield, 
Conn. ; 3 died Nov. 22, 1826, 4 at Pittsburgh, N. Y. He was a 
soldier in the Revolution, and is undoubtedly the Jesse Waldo who 
enlisted, July 5, 1780, as private in the 1st Connecticut regiment. 5 
No discharge is recorded. 

Martha, widow of Jesse Waldo, made application for a pension on 
June 4, 1839, at which time she was seventy years old and residing 
at Prattsburgh. Her pension was allowed, at the rate of $31.11 
per annum, to commence Mch. 4, 1836. Her application shows 
that her husband enlisted in the spring of 1777 and ''returned home 
late that season; that he served in the Connecticut State troops, 
in Capt. Dana's company, in the regiment commanded by Col. Ely. 

1 Gravestone. J Ibid. 3 Mansfield Records. * U. S. Pension Rolls, W, 25891. 
" Connecticut in the Revolution." 

324 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdada 

That in the spring of 1780, as she believes, he enlisted and served as 
a private soldier in the American army seven months but she does 
not know under what officers he served ; has often heard him speak of 
Captain Shumway and thinks he was his captain." He resided in 
Mansfield, when he entered the service. A full family record is attached 
to the application. 1 

Mr. Waldo removed with his family, to Oneida County, New York 
State, about 1793, and finally settled in Prattsburgh in 1805, on a 
farm three miles from the village on the road to Pulteney. He is said 
to have made the whole journey with an ox-team. He was, from May 
30, 1808, until his death, deacon in the Congregational Church. He 
was a farmer, as were seven of his eight sons, uniting to that occupa- 
tion the trade of blacksmith. He married, Dec. 14, 1786, 2 at Mans- 
field, Martha, daughter of Aaron (Edmund) and Abigail (Freeman) 
Hovey of Mansfield; born Dec. 9, 1768, at Mansfield; 3 died Apr. 
17, 1849, at Prattsburgh. 4 

Children of Jesse and Martha (Hovey) Waldo. Born, a-c at Mans- 
field, Conn. ; d at Brookfield, N. Y. ; e-g at Bridgewater, N. Y. ; 
h-j at Prattsburgh, N. Y. : — 5 

bdad aa. Martha, born Mch. 5, 1788. 

bdad ab. Jesse, born May 6, 1790. 

bdad ac. Aaron, born May 24, 1792. 

bdad ad. Otis, born Dec. 28, 1794. 

bdad ae. Albigence, born Feb. 23, 1797. 

bdad af. Henry-Hovey, born Oct. 21, 1799. 

bcladag. Lucius, born June 25, 1802; died April 28, 1882, at Prattsburgh, 
where he had lived. He was a farmer. He married, Oct. 15, 1828, at 
Prattsburgh, Rebecca, daughter of Obed and Sybil (Carter) Hervey of 
North Durham, N. Y. ; born Mch. 10, 1808, at North Durham; died Jan. 
22, 1890, at Prattsburgh. They had no children. 6 

bdad ah. Charles, born Nov. 2, 1805. 

bdad ai. Abigail, born Feb. 1, 1809; died Mch. 23, 1809, at Prattsburgh. 7 

bdad aj. Edmund-Freeman, born June 21, 1811. 

bdad b. Nathan, son of Jesse (Shubael, Edward, John, Corne- 
lius) and Bridget (Thompson) Waldo; born Oct. 28, 1762, at 
Mansfield, Conn. ; 8 died Dec. 26, 1840, at Elba, N. Y. 9 He lived at 
Mansfield until about ten years after the Revolution, when he removed 
to Whitesboro, N. Y. ; but, later, he removed to Bridgewater, N. Y., 

1 U. S. Pension Rolls, W, 25891. 2 Ibid. 3 Mansfield Records. 
4 " W T aldos in America," p. 12. 5 U. S. Pension Rolls, W, 25891. 

6 U. S. Pension Rolls, W, 25891: Records of Levi-Fay Waldo [bdadaba]. 

7 U. S. Pension Rolls, W, 25891 : " Waldos in America " says Mch. 28. 
s Mansfield Records. y United States Pension Rolls, W, 22522. 


for his account book, which dates back to 1800, at Bridgewater, 
indicates that he was in the grocery trade at that place. In 1.S07 he 
removed to Elba, Genesee County, N. Y., where he passed the rest of 
his life as a farmer. He was a modest, unassuming man, honest and 
industrious, and spent his life on the farm. He was a member of the 
Presbyterian Church for the greater part of his life. He was a soldier 
in the Revolution; and, Oct. 15, 1832, he made application for a 
pension, which was allowed, at the rate of $31.00 per annum, to 
commence March 4, 1831. His application shows, " that at the time 
of his enlistment he resided in the town of Mansfield, in Windham 
County, and State of Connecticut ; that he entered the service of the 
Revolutionary war at the town of Willington, in the County of Tolland, 
State of Connecticut ; that he enlisted as a private into the Connec- 
ticut State troops, for nine months, and was enlisted by Timothy 
Pearll, a sergeant, to serve in Capt. Joshua Bottom's company ; that 
he immediately marched to Greenwich, in the State of Connecticut, 
and that he thinks that he enlisted in the first part of March, 1780, 
but cannot recollect the day ; that he thinks a man by the name of 
Knowlton was Lieutenant and that Phelps was ensign, but their 
christian names he cannot recollect ; that after the company arrived 
at Greenwich they joined the regiment commanded by Lieut. Col. 
Wells, whose christian name he thinks was Levi. That the adjutant 
was McDowl or McDole, who deserted during the time, and was after- 
wards hung at Hartford; that he served during the whole term of 
nine months for which he enlisted, under the same officers, and was 
stationed for most of the time at Greenwich; that at the time of 
Arnold's desertion he was ordered to march and did march to the 
Highlands opposite West Point and that he remained there a few days 
and then returned to Greenwich and continued there until he was 

There is a corporal's warrant on file in the claim, dated Aug. 29, 
1780, and signed by Levi Wells, Lt.-Col., appointing Nathan Waldo 
a corporal in Capt. Joshua Bottom's company. Deborah, widow of 
Nathan Waldo, made application for pension Feb. 4, 1841, at which 
time she was 76 years old, and residing at Elba, N. Y. Her pension 
was allowed, at the rate of $31.00 per annum, to commence Mch. 4, 
1836. A family record, evidently taken from the family Bible, is on 
file with the pension claim. 1 

He married Sept. 21, 1785, Deborah Hungerford; born Nov. 18, 
1765 ; 2 died Jan. 4, 1844, at Elba. 3 

* U. S. Pension RoUs, W, 22522. 

2 Charles -Edward Waldo [bdadabaa] says 1764. 3 U. S. Pension Rolls. 

326 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdadb 

The " Annals of Oneida County," N. Y., p. 125, says that in March, 
1789, Jesse Waldo, with his brother Ephraim and Joseph Farwell, 
removed from Mansfield, Conn., to "Farwell's Hill," Bridge water, 
Oneida County, N. Y. The very circumstantial account of their 
journey and settlement bears testimony to its probability; but, if 
true, either the date must be wrong (since we know that Nathan was 
living at Paris, N. Y., in 1795), or else they lived for some years 
at Paris and Whitesboro after settling at Bridgewater. For the 
account, see Ephraim [pdadc]. 

In a deed, dated Feb. 6, 1795, given by Nathan Waldo and Deborah 
his wife, he is called of Paris, N. Y. 1 

Children of Nathan and Deborah (Hungerford) Waldo. Born at 

Whitesboro or Bridgewater, N. Y. : — 2 

bdad ba. Laura, born Dec. 21, 1786. 

bdad bb. Nathan, born Feb. 11, 1789. 

bdad be. Shubael, born Mch. 4, 1791. 

bdad bd. Eber, born May 21, 1793. 

bdad be. Hiram, born Dec, 14, 1795 ; died Sept. 24, 1797, " aged one year, nine 

months, eight days." 
bdad bf. Hiram, born Mch. 22, 1798. 

bdad bg. Samuel-Newel, born Sept. 2, 1800; died Aug. 13, 1801. 
bdadbh. Samuel-Dwight, born June 25, 1802; died Oct. 4, 1844, at Elba, 

N. Y., unmarried, 
bdad bi. Florette, born Mch. 4, 1806. 

bdad C Ephraim, son of Jesse (Shubael, Edward, John, Corne- 
lius) and Bridget (Thompson) Waldo; born Sept. 4, 1764, at 
Mansfield, Conn.; 3 died Oct. 13, 1812, at the battle of Queenstown 
Heights. 4 He appears to have removed from Mansfield to Bolton, 
Conn.; for, Feb. 5, 1791, Ephraim and Eunice Waldo of North 
Bolton conveyed to Roger Waldo, his brother, of Mansfield, the 
easterly part of a house, and, "at widow Phebe Dimock's decease, 
one quarter of the other half part." 5 That he removed soon after this 
to Paris, Herkimer County, N. Y., is proved by a deed of Oct. 15, 
1794, by which Ephraim Waldo of that town conveyed land " on the 
road from Ellington, Conn., to Bolton." 6 

"In March, 1789, Joseph Farwell in company with Ephraim 
Waldo and Nathan Waldo removed their families from Mansfield, 
Connecticut, to Farwell's Hill, Bridgewater, Oneida County, N. Y. 

1 Oneida County Deeds, vol. ii., p. 315. 2 Family Records : U. S. Pension Rolls, W, 22522. 
3 Mansfield Records. * Family Records. b Mansfield Deeds, vol. xii., p. 29. 
8 Bolton Deeds, vol. v., p. 25. * 


They came by way of Albany, up the valley of the Mohawk 
to Whitesboro and from thence by the way of Paris Hill to BrioVe- 
water. From Paris Hill they were obliged to make their road 
as they progressed, following a line of marked trees. Their team 
consisted of two yoke of oxen and a horse and the vehicle an 
ox sled. They arrived on the 4th of March. The snow at this 
time was about one and one half feet deep but soon increased to the 
depth of four feet. They had two cows which, with the oxen and 
horse, subsisted, until the snow left, upon browse alone. Upon their 
arrival they erected a shanty of the most primitive style. Four 
crotched sticks set in the ground, with a roof of split basswood over- 
laid with hemlock boughs, with siding composed of coverlets and 
blankets, formed the first dwelling house ever erected in the town of 
Bridgewater. The three families continued in this miserable apology 
for a house until midsummer, when two of them, having more com- 
fortable dwellings provided, removed to them while the other remained 
for a year. In 1792 Ephraim Waldo built a store and blacksmith 
shop upon Farwell's Hill and these were the first in town." 1 Perhaps 
for 1789 we should read 1791, the year that Ephraim sold his house 
at Bolton, or 1792, the year in which he is said to have built the 
store. About 1804 he removed from Bridgewater to Royal ton, Niagara 
County, N. Y. 

He was a commissary in the American army in the war of 1812, 
and was present and took part in the battle of Queenstown Heights, 
Oct. 13, 1812, and was never heard of afterwards. It is a tradition 
in the family that, while the American army was retreating or being 
driven towards the river, Ephraim was seen by a cousin or an 
uncle, who was in the ranks with him, to fall — whether from a stumble 
or a wound is unknown — and his comrade, looking back, saw him 
leaning on his sword as if wounded, and the Indians coming up behind 
him. His fate is unknown. After the surrender of the Americans, he 
was looked for among the dead, wounded and prisoners, but was not 
found, hence it is supposed that he succeeded in reaching the Heights, 
attempted to swim the river and was drowned in the attempt, like 
many others. He was a good swimmer, and, if not wounded, perhaps 
would have escaped. It is related of him, that, having been captured 
by a press gang and placed on board a man-of-war, off Quebec, he 
jumped overboard in the night and swam ashore, a distance of three 
miles. He was a blacksmith by trade. 

He married (1), Eunice, daughter, probably of Dan and Phebe 

* " Annals of Oneida County," pp. 125-7. 

328 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdadc 

(Turner) Dimmock of Mansfield, Conn.: born Nov. 10, 1766, at 
Mansfield ; 1 died about 1800, probably at Bridgewater. He married 
(2), about 1802, at Bridgewater, Amelia Anderson. 2 She mar- 
ried (2), a Mr. Sheldon, whom she survived, and was living, 1835, 
with her son Alpheston who was then unmarried. 3 

In deeds, dated Sept. 15, 1795, and Feb. 16, 1797, given by 
Ephraim and Eunice Waldo, he is called of Sangerfield, N. Y. 4 

Children of Ephraim and Eunice (Dimmock) Waldo. 5 Born, a 
at Mansfield, Conn. ; b-d unknown; e at Bridgewater, N. Y. : — 

bdad ca. Ephraim, born Oct. 9, 1786. 
bdadcb. Eunice, born May 17, 1791. 
bdad cc. Albert (?), died young, 
bdad cd. Chauncy, born Men. 4, 1796. 
bdad ce. Volney, born Apr. 14, 1798. 

Some authorities give also, Dimmock, born after Ephraim, died young. 

Children of Ephraim and Amelia (Anderson) Waldo. 6 Born at 
Royalton, N. Y., probably: — 

bdad cf. Alpheston. Removed to Michigan, 
bdad eg. Robert. 

bdad ch. Melinda, was a married woman, Apr. 8, 1835. See bdaded. 
bdad ci. Laura, went to Waterville, N. Y. ; married, but probably had no 
children. She was married before Apr. 8, 1835. See bdaded. 

bdad cj. Caroline (?). Unknown to some members of the family. 
bdad ck. Ralph (?;. Unknown to some members of the family. 

bdad d. Roger, son of Jesse (Shubael, Edward, John, Corne- 
lius) and Bridget (Thompson) Waldo ; born Aug. 2, 1766, at Mansfield, 
Conn. ; died June 28, 1818, at Mansfield. 7 He was a physician of 
ability, but of intemperate habits, and lived in Mansfield. Some 
confusion arises in the numerous deeds of real estate in the Mansfield 
records in distinguishing between Dr. Roger Waldo and his nephew 
Roger, son of Zaccheus \bdadfa\. There are many transactions of 
both on record, few of which throw any light on their families. 

The will of Roger Waldo of Mansfield, dated July 16, 1818, pro- 
bated same day (sic), names — " wife Chloey" and "son Jesse- 
Harrison Waldo, a minor " ; and provides that, in case of the latter's 
death the property shall go to the devisor's brothers and sisters. His 
brother Zaccheus was made sole executor. The estate was appraised 

1 Mansfield Records. 2 Some say his second wife was Eunice Hungerford. 

3 Records of Fordyce-Lathrop Waldo [bdadcea']. 

4 Oneida County Deeds, vols, viii., p. 79; xiii., p. 566. 

5 Records of Fordyce-Lathrop Waldo [bdadcea], and others. 6 Ibid. 
7 Mansfield Records : Gravestone. 


at $5,841.61; the debts were found to be $4,869.08, and the estate 
was finally declared insolvent. 1 

He married (1), Jerusha Welch; born 1767; died Dec. 17, 1815, at 
Mansfield.2 He married (2), Jan. 28, 1816, at Mansfield,* Chloe, 
daughter, perhaps, of Arad and Martha Evans of Mansfield; bapt. 
Dec. 11, 1791, at Second Church, Mansfield. 4 She was living, Apr. 
20, 1820, when Chloe Waldo of Mansfield sold land in that town. 5 
It is evident that there were no children by the first marriage; or, if 
any, they must have died young since they are not named in Doctor 
Roger Waldo's will. 

Doctor Waldo and his first wife are buried in the Second Parish 
Cemetery at Mansfield. Their gravestones are inscribed as follows :— 

" Doct Roger Waldo | died | June 28 th 1818 | aged 52 " 

" Mrs Jerusha Waldo | wife of Doct r Roger Waldo | departed this 
life | Dec 17 th 1815 | aged 48" 

Child of Roger and Chloe (Evans) Waldo. Born at Mansfield, 
Conn. : — 6 

bdad da. Jesse-Harrison, born Dec. 5, 1816. 

bdad e. Olive, daughter of Jesse (Shubael, Edward, John, Cor- 
nelius) and Bridget (Thompson) Waldo; born Sept. 13, 1768, at 
Mansfield, Conn. ; 7 married David, son of Josiah and Abigail (Den- 
nison) Taylor of Mansfield ; born July 21, 1770, at Mansfield. 8 They 
removed to Bridgewater, N. Y., where their youngest child is said to 
have been born, and thence to Newark, O., where Mr. Taylor was 
long a resident and from which district he was once a democratic 
member of Congress. 9 

Children of David and Olive (Waldo) Taylor: — 

a. David. 

b. Jonathan, born 1796, at (Mansfield?) Conn.; died April, 1848. At an 

early age he was engaged in running the boundary lines between Michigan 
and Ohio, and, in the conflict that ensued, he commanded the Ohio forces, 
whence his title of "General" which he ever after held. He became a 
member of both branches of the general assembly of Ohio, and, in 1838. 
was elected member of Congress. He married, 1821, Sarah, daughter of 
Samuel Elliott of Licking County, O. ; born May 2, 1799, in Alleghany 
County, Md. ; died May 13, 1872, at Newark, O. 

General Jonathan Taylor was " one of Licking County's patriots and 
heroes. He led a very active life, and was a commanding character in 

1 Windham, Conn., Probate Records, vol. xvii., pp. 121, 136, 196-7. 

2 Mansfield Records : Gravestone. 3 Mansfield Records. 4 Records of Second Church. 
5 Mansfield Deeds, vol. xix., p. 33. 6 Mansfield Records. 7 Ibid. 8 Ibid. 

'■< Family Papers of Cleveland Abbe, Washington, D. C. [bdifeba], 


380 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdadb 

the community. He attracted to him, and brought under his personal in- 
fluence, very many young men, gave direction to their views, moulded 
their opinions, and exerted a controlling influence in forming their habits, 
in establishing their characters, and shaping their destinies. Although 
zealously devoted to politics for twenty years, it is an act of simple jus- 
tice to his memory to say that he scrupulously shunned the politician's 
vices, and uniformly cast the weight of his influence, perceptively and 
practically, on the side of good order, sound morality, temperance and 

"Warm in his friendships, kind, affable in his intercourse with man- 
kind, hospitable, companionable, cheerful in temperament, exemplary in 
all the relations of life, he could not fail to have many friends who 
greatly deplore his death. In the relations of husband, father, friend, 
he met the requisitions made upon him to a generous and unusual extent, 
and many that survived him had abundant reasons to cherish sunny mem- 
ories of him. 

" Mrs. Jonathan Taylor was one of the excellent of the earth; a model 
pioneer woman, who practiced all the matronly virtues, led an industri- 
ous, useful life, and died regretted by many friends. She had a fine 
intellect, sound judgment, good sense, and had, by observation, inter- 
course with the world, and also by reading, acquired a large fund of 
information. She always cherished the Christian faith, and was for 
more than forty years in communion with the Presbyterian Church. 
Living, during her childhood and early womanhood, among the frontier 
settlers, and being left in widowhood in charge of a large family for 
- nearly a quarter of a century, many requisitions were, of course, made 
upon her for the exhibition of the qualities above ascribed to her and 
for the practice of the high womanly virtues which distinguished her hon- 
ored and pre-eminently useful career of seventy-four years. 

" In the order of Providence, she was called to encounter more of the 
ills incident to humanity than fell to the lot of most persons, and to grap- 
ple with an unusual allotment of the sterner realities of life, but she met 
them with firmness, composure, resignation, and with more than the 
lauded heroism of Roman matrons, with the overcoming energy and 
stout-heartedness of a western pioneer woman, with the fortitude of a 
Christian mother, whose life was one of faith and love, patience and de- 
votion to her family. And how much of faith, love, patience, courage 
and devotion to her fatherless ones she exhibited in kindness, amiability, 
affection, during these long years of her widowhood, few can know." ' 

Children : — 

a. Mary-Olive, born June 23, 1823. 

b. David-Elliott, born Jan. 12, 1826. 

c. Orlando, born Aug. 19, 1828. 

d. Jonathan-Campbell, born Sept. 22, 1829. 

e. Harriet, born Nov. 4, 1831. 
/. Sarah, born Jan. 12, 1834. 
g. Eliza, born Apr. 10, 1836. 
h. William, 
i. Waldo, 
j. Margaret-J., born June 19, 1841. 
k. Jonathan-B., born Mch. 31, 1843. 

c. Olive. 

d. Jesse- Waldo. 

e. Abigail-Dennison. 

1 " A Sketch of the Life of General Jonathan Taylor, Licking Co., O.," in the «« Historical 
Atlas of Licking County," by L. H. Everts, 1875. 

| born June 3, 1838. 


/. Burrel-Bailey, born Sept. 6, 1808, at Bridgewater, N, Y. ■« He mas for 
some years a member of the Newark, 0., bar. He was also a prominent, 
politician and one of the best political orators of Licking County. For 
some twelve years he was editor of the • Kentucky Statesman,' and in 
1875 he was editing a democratic paper in Oakland, Cal." 1 He married 
(1), Dec, 1833, at Oxford, 0., Mary-Jane Teel; died May 17, 1845, at 
Newark. He married (2), Oct. 10, 1850, at Lexington, Ky., Lydia Payne; 
died Mch. 13, 1861, at Lexiugton. He married (3), Dec. 13, 18C(i, at 
Fayette, Mo., Martha McKinney. 2 

Children, by first wife : — 

a. Mary- Augusta. 

b. Ellen-Olive, born Jnly 30, 1837 ; married, 1859, James-F. Keyser. 

bdad f. Zacheus, son of Jesse (Shubael, Edivard, John, Corne- 
lius) and Bridget (Thompson) Waldo; born Sept. 27, 1770, at Mans- 
field, Conn.; 3 died 1819, at Mansfield, intestate. His estate was 
inventoried, Dec. 6, 1819, at $1G74.63 and was divided, April 22, 
1822, among the following — Eunice, daughter; Roger, son; Martha, 
daughter ; Dwight, son ; Caroline, daughter ; Amelia, daughter ; Shu- 
bael, son; Jerusha, daughter; Zacheus, son; and Wealthy- J., daugh- 
ter. As the other children are not named, they and Mrs. Waldo were 
probably dead. 4 He was living at Mansfield in 1797, for in a deed 
dated May 17, 1797, by which he conveyed land in Mansfield to Shu- 
bael Dimmock, he is described as of that town. 5 May 3, 1804, 
Zacheus Waldo of Mansfield purchased land of Samuel Stewart of 
Tolland, Conn. 6 This may have been about the time of his second 
marriage, and Samuel Stewart was perhaps his second wife's father. 

He married (1), at Mansfield probably, Thankful, daughter of 
Seth and Eunice (Hovey) Dunham of Mansfield and granddaughter 
of Seth and Judah (Paull) Dunham of Mansfield; born Apr. 15, 
1776, at Mansfield. 7 

He married (2), Anna Stewart, who probably died before him and 
could not have been living, Apr. 22, 1822, when his estate was divided. 
She was perhaps daughter of Samuel Stewart of Tolland, before men- 
tioned. May 30, 1818, Zacheus Waldo of Mansfield received from 
Samuel-M. and Amelia Mott a power of attorney to sell a farm in 
Tolland, " formerly owned and occupied by Samuel Stewart, deceased, 
a share of which belongs to said Amelia, she being daughter of said 
Stewart." 8 The fact that Mrs. Waldo had a daughter Amelia and a 
niece Amelia-Mott [bdadfia] is confirmatory of this supposition. 

i « Historical Atlas of Licking County, O." 2 " Waldos in America," p. 26. 
3 Mansfield Records. 4 Windham Probate Records, vol. xvii., pp. 187, 352. 
« Mansfield Deeds, yol. xiii., p. 218. 6 Ibid., vol. xvi., p. 130. 
"' Mansfield Records. 8 Tolland Deeds, vol. xiii., p. 541. 

332 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdadf 

Children of Zacheus and Thankful (Dunham) Waldo. Born, prob- 
ably, at Mansfield, Conn. : — x 

bdad fa. Roger, born Nov. 19, 1793. 
bdad fb. Eunice, born Aug. 21, 1794. 
bdadfc. Wealthy, died aged 21 years, 
bdad fd. Martha, born 1800. 
bdadfe. Shubael, died young. 

Children of Zacheus and Anna (Stewart) Waldo. Born at Mans- 
field, Conn. :— 2 

bdad ff. Dwight. 

bdad fg. Caroline, born May 26, 1808. 

bdad fh. Amelia, born Men. 20, 1810. 

bdad fi. Shubael, born May 8, 1812. Some records say May 3. 

bdad fj. Jerusha. 

bdad fk. Zacheus, born July 10, 1816. 

bdad fl. Wealthy-Jane, born Sept. 10, 1819. 

bdad g. Charles, son of Jesse (Shubael, Edward, John, Corne- 
lius) and Bridget (Thompson) Waldo; born Sept. 4, 1774, at Mans- 
field, Conn. ; 3 died May 5, 1855, at Prattsburgh, Steuben Co., N. Y. 4 
He was a physician and practiced his profession for many years in 
Steuben County. He separated from his wife when his only son was 
a young child and passed the last years of his life with his nephew 
Lucius [bdadag~\ at Prattsburgh. He succeeded his brother Jesse as 
deacon of the Congregational Church at Prattsburgh. 

He married, at Fishkill, N. Y., Elizabeth, daughter of William 
Besley of Johnsville, N. Y. ; born Aug. 11, 1775 ; died Sept. 8, 1851, 
at Johnsville. 5 

Child of Charles and Elizabeth (Besley) Waldo. Born at Brincker- 
hoff, N. Y. :— 
bdad ga. William-Besley, born May 20, 1805. 

bdae a. Jonathan, son of Jonathan (Shubael, Edward, John, 
Cornelius) and Ann (Palmer) Waldo; born Apr. 11, 1763; died Feb. 
5, 1833, at Western, Oneida Co., N. Y. 6 He was a farmer and lived 
at Western. 

Jonathan Waldo was private in the 16th regiment, N. Y. militia, 
under Col. Van Woert and in Capt. Jos. Wells's company, also in 

1 Family Records ; Births not recorded at Mansfield. 

2 Family Records and Bibles ; Births not recorded at Mansfield. 

8 Mansfield Records. 4 Records of Charles -Edward Waldo [bdadabaa]. 
5 Records of John-Bruce Waldo [bdadgab], u Family Records. 


Capt. Geo. Gilmore's company, also under Capt. Hodges. The 16th 
Albany County militia, Col. Lewis Van Woert, took the field Aus. 18. 
1779, and continued in service until Nov. 30, 1780. » J no Waldow " 
was private in Capt. Mathew De Garmo's company, under Col. John 
Van Rensalaer. 1 

He married (1), Mch. 2, 1786, at Western, Lucy, daughter of 
Thomas and Sarah Mattison of Shaftsbury, Vt. ; born April 26, 
1769; died Mch. 12, 1821, at Western. He married (2), Jan. 14, 
1823, at Western, Diadama (Porter) Barnard; born Mch. 6, 1785; 
died Aug. 15, 1847, at Western. She was widow of Ezra Barnard, 
by whom she had six children; viz. Porter, Eli, Ezra, Daniel, Joel, 
Mary. 2 

The will of Thomas Matteson of Shaftsbury, dated Dec. 27, 1808, 
probated June 19, 1809, names— wife Sarah, daughters Lucy Waldo 
and Susannah Cook and sons-in-law Jonathan Waldo and Abner 

The will of Jonathan Waldo of Western, dated Jan. 2, 1833, 
recorded Feb. 8, 1833, names — wife Diadama Waldo; eldest son 
Jonathan; sons, Thomas-M., David- J., Isaiah- A., and Ira; daugh- 
ters, Pamela Smith, Sarah Huson, Laura Waldo and Susanna Waldo. 4 

Sept. 23, 1795, Jonathan Waldo, Jr., of Steuben, N. Y., bought 
of William Olney of Steuben, 703 acres of land in Western, and 
probably removed to Western at that time. Dec. 12, 1796, in con- 
veying a tract of 50 acres in Western, he is called of Oneida County. 5 

Jonathan Waldo and his two wives are buried in the cemetery at 
Western. Their gravestones are inscribed as follows : — 

"In memory of | Jonathan Waldo Jr | who died Feb. 5, 1833 j 
in the 70 year of his | Age." 

" In memory of | Lucy, wife of | Jonathan Waldo Jr. | who died 
March 12 | 1821 | in the 52 year | of her age." 

" Diadama | wife of | Jonathan Waldo | and formerly wife of | 
Ezra Barnard | died | Aug. 15, 1847 | Aged 62 Y'rs 5 M's | & 9 

1 " Archives of the State of New York: The Revolution," vol. i. 

2 Records of James-Olney Waldo [bdaeake]; Mrs. Jenette-Cecilia (Smith) Hall 
[bdaeaee] ; Mrs. Sarah-Jane ( Waldo) Dunbar [bdaeamb] ; Mrs. Ella-Eliza ( Waldo) Hodge 
[bdaeaaec]; and Henry-Beckwith Waldo [bdaeada]. 

3 Bennington County, Vt., Probate Records, vol. v., p. 6. 

4 Surrogate's Records, Oneida County, N. Y., vol. iv., p. 303. 

5 Oneida County Deeds, vols, xvii., p. 4; xxvii., p. 429. 

334 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdaea 

Children of Jonathan and Lucy (Mattison) Waldo. Born, a at 
Shaftsbury, Vt. ; b at Cambridge, N. Y. ; c-l at Western, N. Y. : — l 

bdae aa. Jonathan, born Jan. 19, 1787. 

bdae ab. Lucy, born Jan. 26, 1789; died Oct. 6, 1805. 

bdae ac. Allen, born Feb. 6, 1792; died Apr. 2, 1814. 

bdae ad. Thomas-Mattison, born Sept. 8, 1794. 

bdae ae. Pamela, born June 25, 1797. 

bdae af. Anna, born June 16, 1799; died Aug. 17, 1807. 

bdae ag. Phtps, born Feb. 24, 1803; died Feb. 1, 1804. 

bdae ah. Ira, born Dec. 15, 1805; died Aug. 13, 1807. 

bdae ai. Sarah, born Dec. 24, 1806. 

bdae aj. David-Jonathan, j born Jan 1? 1810 

bdae ak. Isaiah-Asa, ) 

bdae al. Laura, born Apr. 28, 1813. 

Children of Jonathan and Diadama (Porter) Waldo. Born at 

Western, N. Y. :— 2 

bdae am. Ira, born Feb. 12, 1825. 
bdae an. Susan, born Sept. 20. 1826. 

bdae b. David, son of Jonathan (Shubagl, Edward, John, Cor- 
nelius) and Ann (Palmer) Waldo; born Sept. 21, 1764, at Dover, 
Dutchess Co., N. Y. ; 3 died Sept,, 1854, at Sheboygan, Mich. 4 He 
was a Revolutionary soldier and made application for a pension, 
Feb. 12, 1833, at which time he was sixty-eight years of age and 
residing at Mina, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. His pension was allowed at 
the rate of $43.33 per annum, to commence Mch. 4, 1831. His service 
is set forth as follows : — 

" In the year 1779 he was residing in the town of Cambridge, in the County of 
Albany and State of New York, when he entered the service as a substitute and 
was ordered to Fort Edward under Col. Sherwood who commanded the regi- 
ment at Fort Edward at that time ; he remained at Fort Edward three months 
when he was ordered with a portion of the regiment to the block house at Palm- 
erstown, lying west of the Fort, where they were stationed under the com- 
mand of Major Blair, where he remained about three months, at the end of 
which time he received a written discharge from Maj. Blair, the term for which 
he entered being expired, being six months in all. The next spring, in the 
month of May he thinks, he volunteered to serve as a militia man in the com- 
pany under the command of Captain Edmund Wells, in which company he 
marched to Fort Edward under ensign Austin Wells and joined the regiment 
at that place under Col. Sherwood, from thence he went to Fort Ann under 
Col. Sherwood and Lieut. Bolton (Capt. Bradshaw commanded the company in 
which he marched from Fort Edward to Fort Ann) where he was stationed for 
seven months, during which time he was frequently out on scouting expedi- 
tions. At the expiration of the said seven months he was ordered to attend 

1 Family Bible of Henry-Beckwith Waldo [bdaeada], Western, N. Y. 

2 Family Records. 3 U. S. Pension Rolls, 1, 9522. 

* Records of Charles -Edward Waldo [bdadabaa], and of Clarence-Abiather Waldo 


Lieut. Bolton, who was taken sick, on his way home, by the Col. of the regi- 
ment who was Seth Sherwood. This declarant engaged Solomon Steward as a 
substitute to serve in his stead at Fort Ann for the period of one mouth winch 
would complete the time for which declarant had volunteered, which was for 
eight mouths. Declarant attended Lieut. Bolton home and then returned to 
Cambridge in the County of Albany. Declarant's actual service in this cam- 
paign was seven months besides the period which he served by substitute by 
Solomon Steward who was taken prisoner at Fort Ann by the British under 
the command of Col. Sherwood, who was brother, as this deponent thinks, 
to Col. Seth Sherwood of the American regiment, at said Fort. 

" About three years after the close of the war he removed to Kingsbury, 
Albany Co., N. Y., where he lived one year, from there he removed to White- 
stone, N. Y., where he lived sixteen years and then moved to Mina, N. Y." ' 

The New York Revolutionary Archives say that David Waldo was 
a private in the 16th regiment, Albany County, N. Y., militia, Lewis 
Van Woert, Colonel, in Capt. Jos. Wells's company; also in Capt. 
George Gilmore's company ; also in Capt. John McKillip's company. 
The 16th regiment was in the field from Aug. 13, 1779, to Nov. 30, 
1780, and was the regiment in which David's brother Jonathan served, 
but the account does not agree with that given in the Pension Rolls. 

He married Katy Wetherbee of Sherman, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; 
born March, 1765, at Berkshire, Mass.(?) ; died July 1, 1834. 2 

Children of David and Katy (Wetherbee) Waldo:— 

bdae ba. Catharine, died young. 

bdae bb. Rachel. 

bdae be. David, born May 3, 1795, at Rome, N. Y. 

bdae bd. Aurelia-H., born Nov. 13, 1797. 

bdae be. Catharine, married Aaron Adams, and had a daughter Catharine, 

who married Saul-TJ. Miller and had three children. 3 
bdae bf. Seraphina, born 1803; married (I), Charles Hayden aud had a son, 

Heuvey. She married (2), Robert Ferry and had a daughter, L.-Amklia. 4 
bdae bg. Lysander, died, aged about three years. 

bdae C Gershom, son of Jonathan (Shubael, Edward, John, 
Cornelius) and Ann (Palmer) Waldo ; born Sept. 14, 1766 ; 5 died Sept. 
29, 1843, at Perry, N. Y. 6 He was a farmer and lived, first, at Shafts- 
bury, Vt., but removed to New York State, July 25, 1796, according to 
his son Gershom-Palmer ; but at an earlier date if his son Samuel is right 
in saying that he was born at Rome, N. Y., in 1795. He returned to 
Shaftsbury before 1804, if the family records are right in saying that 
his last seven children were born in that town, and was certainly living 

i U. S. Pension Rolls, I, 9522. 

2 Records of Charles-Edward Waldo [bdadabaa]. 

3 Records of Clarence-Abiatker Waldo [bdaeihb]. * Ibid. 

« Records of Mrs. Adaline-Maria (Brown) Payne [bdaehba]. 
« Records of Charles-Edward Waldo [bdadabaa]. 

336 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdaec 

there, May 3, 1824, when his earmark is thus recorded in the town 
records : — 

" Crop & slit in the End of the Right Ear owned by Ger shorn Waldo." 

The records of Shaf tsbury contain no Waldo births or deaths ; but 
Abiather, Samuel and Gershom owned real estate there from 1784 to 
1834. Gershom went back to New York State before his death. In 
a deed dated Jan. 29, 1822, by which he bought land in Perry, N. Y., 
he is called of Shaftsbury, Vt., but in a deed dated May 25, 1827, he 
is called of Perry. 1 

He married, Dec. 20, 1789, at Shaftsbury, 2 his cousin Martha 
\bdaaj~\, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Waters) Waldo, of Dover, 
Dutchess Co., N. Y. : born Dec. 11, 1771, at Dover, probably; died 
Apr. 18, 1864, at Pavilion, N. Y". 3 She lived after her husband's 
death with her sons, Gershom-Palmer and Samuel. 

The will of Gershom Waldo of Perry, dated Mch. 22, 1842, pub- 
lished July 1, 1844, says he is aged seventy-six years and upwards, 
and names — wife Martha ; Eunice Babcock, sister of wife Martha ; and 
children, Samuel; Lyman; Amelia, wife of Job Taylor; Gershom- 
Palmer ; Hannah, wife of Daniel Matteson ; Helim ; Abiather ; Calvin ; 
Anna, wife of Ashley Townsend ; and Elisha-Morse. 4 

Children of Gershom and Martha (Waldo) Waldo. Born, a, &, 

g-m at Shaftsbury, Vt. ; c, / at Rome, N. Y. ; d, e at Verona, 

N. Y. :— 5 

bdae ca. An infant, unnamed, born 1790; died young. 

bdae cb. Lyman, born Nov. 25, 1792; died July 25, 1796. 

bdae cc. Samuel, born May 4, 1795. 

bdae cd. Amelia, born June 28, 1797 (Charles-Edward Waldo says June 29) ; 
married, Sept. 8, 1831, at Perry, N. Y., Job Taylor; and was living, 1876, 
at Lagrange, Wyoming Co., N. Y., where they died. He was a farmer. 
She was his second wife. They had no children. 6 

bdae ce. Lyman, born Apr. 25, 1800. 

bdae cf. Gershom-Palmer, born Mch. 23, 1802. 

bdae eg. Hannah, born Apr. 17, 1804 ; died May 11, 1874, at Perry, N. Y. She 
married, Jan. 6, 1831, at Perry, Daniel- Wever Matteson; born Aug. 18, 
1805, at Shaftsbury, Vt. ; died May 7, 1885, at Pavilion, N. Y. He was a 
farmer. They had no children. He married (2), Jan. 25, 1879, at 
Pavilion, Sarah McWethy; born Jan. 25, 1819, at Pavilion; living, 1902, 
at Pavilion. 7 

bdae ch. Helim, born Feb. 25, 1806. (Charles- Edward Waldo says Feb. 26.) 

1 Genesee County Deeds, vols, xvi., p. 267; xxvii., p. 69. 2 Shaftsbury Records. 
3 Records of Charles -Edward Waldo [bdadabaa]. 
* Surrogate's Records, Wyoming County, N. Y., vol. i., p. 127. 

5 Records of Charles-Edward Waldo [bdadabaa~\; Grace-Garretson Waldo [bdaeccee]; 
John-Hamilton Waldo [bdaeccl], 6 Records of Charles-Edward Waldo [bdadabaa]. 
7 Records of Mrs. Sarah (McWethy) Matteson [bdaecg]. , 


bdae ci. Abiather, born Feb. 7, 1808. 

bdae cj. Calvin, born Aug. 7, 1810. 

bdae ck. Anna, bom Mch. 11, 1812; died June 13, 1813. 

bdae cl. Anna, born Feb. 17, 1815. (Charles-Edward Waldo says Feb. 14, 
1 814. ) 

bdae cm. Elisha-Moksk, born Mch. 15, 1817. (Charles-Edward Waldo savs 

bdae h. Anna, daughter of Jonathan (Shubael, Edivard, John, 
Cornelius) and Ann (Palmer) Waldo; born Sept. 8, 1778, at Shafts- 
bury, Vt., probably; died Aug. 7, 1858, at South Champion, N. Y. 
She was taken by her parents when an infant to Western, Oneida 
County, N. Y., and married, Mch. 14, 1798, probably, at Western, 
James, son of William Brown of Warren, Mass.; born Apr. 16, 
1772, at Warren; died May 2, 1857, at South Champion. His father, 
William Brown, is said to have been a Revolutionary soldier. 

They lived, at first, at Bridgewater, N. Y., but removed in 1804 to 
Champion, where Mr. Brown bought a square mile of land from the 
original proprietor, Mr. Champion, from whom the town was named. 
It was then a wilderness ; their house was of logs, and wolves used to 
come up to the garden fence and howl. For some years, Mr. Brown 
kept a tavern, but finally abandoned this business and devoted himself 
wholly to the farm, which was called the best in Champion. The follow- 
ing obituary notice of Mrs. Brown was written by a lifelong friend : — 

" Mrs. Anna Brown and her husband, James Brown, immigrated to 
Champion when what was then known as the Black River Country was an 
interminable forest ; consequently, she was familiar with the hardships and 
privations incident to a settlement in the wilderness. Her steadfastness of 
purpose, determination of will and energy of action qualified her to meet and 
overcome difficulties, before which feebler minds and less determined wills 
would have faltered and failed. With these sterner qualities of mind, coupled 
with unusually active physical energies, she was eminently fitted to become 
the helpmeet to a man in subjugating a wilderness and preparing it for the 
abode of Christian refinement and civilization. Although the sickly sensi- 
bility that can weep at the recital of fictitious woes found no lodgment in her 
bosom, yet the truly unfortunate were sure to find in her a sympathizing 
friend, a prudent counsellor, a prompt and efficient helper in time of need; 
and want, not induced by vice, went from her door with a lighter heart and 
more elastic step." * 

Children of James and Anna (Waldo) Brown. 2 Born, a at Bridge- 
water, b-cl at South Champion, N. Y. : — 
a. Elam, born Dec. 13, 1802. Married Mary-Olney Waldo. See bdaeaac. 

» '« Reminiscences of Mrs. Lovisa (Phelps) Brown " [bdaehb] : Records of Mrs. Adaline- 
Maria (Brown) Payne [bdaehba]. 

2 Records of Oran-Onslow Johnson [bdaeib]; Mrs. Susan-Mary (Appleton) Brown 
[bdaehd] ; and Mrs. Adaline-Maria (Brown) Payne. 


338 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdaeh 

b. Orville, born Jan. 27, 1805; died June 13, 1882, at South Rutland, N. Y. 

He was a farmer and lived, until 1836, on the home farm at South Cham- 
pion, and, after that, on his own farm at South Rutland. He married 
Dec. 24, 1833, at South Champion, Lovisa, daughter of Erastus and Belsa 
(Sheldon) Phelps of Suffield, Conn., and Rutland, N. Y. ; born June 22, 
1812, at Rutland; died Apr. 15, 1886, at South Champion, while visiting 
her sister-in-law, Mrs. Adaline (Brown) Johnson. 

Children, born, a, b at South Champion, c-f at Rutland, N. Y. :— 

a. Adaline-Maria, born Nov. 12, 1834. 

b. Ellen-Elizabeth, born Apr. 12, 1836; died Mch. 29, 1864, at 


c. Mary-Augusta, born Apr. 1, 1838 ; died May 28, 1868, at Rutland. 

d. James-Erastus, born Feb. 1, 1840. 

e. Apalonia-Hartmon, born Apr. 19, 1842; died Mch. 11, 1875, at 

/. Alice, born Mch. 1, 1846. 

c. Adaline, born June 28, 1809; died Jan. 12, 1886, at South Champion, N. Y. 

She married Mch. 14, 1839, at South Champion, Converse-Joshua, son of 
Converse-Joshua and Polly (Prentiss) Johnson of Ellington, Conn., and 
South Champion ; born July 24, 1802, at Plainfleld, N. H. ; died Aug. 18, 
1880, at South Champion. He was a farmer. They lived at South 

Children, born at South Champion : — 

a. Anna-Brown, born May 11, 1842; died Oct. 5, 1871, at South 

d. Waldo, born May 23, 1815; died Oct. 21, 1882, at Aurelia, la., buried at 

Luverne, Minn. He was a farmer, and lived, first, at South Champiou, 
and, later, in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He married June 1, 1847, at 
South Champion, Susan-Mary, daughter of Richard and Ann (Doyle) 
Appleton of Denmark, N. Y. ; born Mch. 26, 1827, at New York City. 
She is living, 1899, at Luverne. 

Children, born, a at South Champion, N. Y. ; 6, d at Winneconne, Wis. : — 

a. William-Francis, born Aug. 23, 1848. 

b. Edward-Appleton, born Oct. 15, 1856. 

c. Anna-Edith, born Oct. 24, 1867. 

d. Emily-Florence, born May 12, 1871. 

bdae i. Abiather, son of Jonathan (Shubael, Edward, John, 
Cornelius) and Ann (Palmer) Waldo; born Dec. 16, 1780, at Shafts- 
bury, Vt. ; died Jan. 27, 1838, at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. He was a 
carpenter and farmer, and owned real estate in Shaftsbury, until 
1834, but removed to Western, Oneida County, N. Y., before his 
marriage, and there worked in a mill for Col. Floyd. About 1812 he 
removed to Adams, Jefferson County, N. Y., where he kept a hotel. 
In 1816 he removed to Sackett's Harbor, and was in the employ of 
Col. Camp, land agent for an English gentleman named Houndsfield, 
who owned the township of Houndsfield, in which Sackett's Harbor is 
situated. While surveying land, on a severe day in winter, he caught 
cold, which resulted in a quick consumption, which was soon fatal. 


He married, about 1807, at Westernville, N. Y., Hannah, daughter 
of Morris and Temperance (Piatt) Homan of Oneida County, N. Y.; 
born on Long Island; died May 2, 1847, or '48, at Harrisburg, N. Y. 

If the birthplaces of their children are correctly given, they must 
have lived at South Champion before going to Adams. 1 

Children of Abiather and Hannah (Homan) Waldo. Born, a, b 
at South Champion, N. Y.; c, d at Adams, N. Y. ; e-j at Sackett's 
Harbor, N. Y. :— 

bdae ia. Clarissa-Ann, born Feb. 24, 1809. 

bdae ib. Eliza-Bush, born Jan. 28, 1811. 

bdae ic. George-Brayton, born Feb. 13, 1813; died Mch., 1813. 

bdae id. Temperance-Platt, born Feb. 15, 1815. 

bdae ie. Mary-Augusta, born Jan. 20, 1817; died Feb. 21, 1837, at South 
Champion. 2 She married 1836, at Sackett's Harbor, Norman Wood. He 
died Dec., 1875, at Adams, N. Y., leaving a widow Cornelia. 3 They had 
no children. 

bdae if. Allen, born Mch. 16, 1819. 

bdae ig. George-William, born July 22, 1821. 

bdae ih. Orange-Gershom, born Mch. 6, 1823. 

bdae ii. Harriet-Cornelia, born May 20, 1826; married Edward Hardison, 
who fell dead from heart disease, on board his steamer, while leaving 
Port Goderich, Can. They had :— a. Cornelia-W., b. Mary, c. Lilly, 
d. Clarence-Edward. 

bdae ij. Morris- Abiather, born Sept. 20, 1828. 

bdae j. Abigail, daughter of Jonathan (Shubael, Edward, John, 
Cornelius) and Ann (Palmer) Waldo; born Aug. 23, 1783, 4 Satur- 
day, at Cambridge, Vt. ; died Dec. 11, 1872, at Port Huron, Mich. 
She married, at Western, N. Y., William Comstock, born May 12, 
1777, at Westfield, Mass. ; died Sept. 24, 1839, at Port Huron, Mich., 
probably. They lived at Western, Oneida Co., N. Y. 5 

Children of William and Abigail (Waldo) Comstock. 6 Born at 
Western, N. Y. :— 

a. Clift, born Dec. 25, 1800. He was married and had the following chil- 

dren : — 

a. Samuel, living, 1900, at Chicago, 111. 

b. Anna. 

b. Waldo, born Mch. 2, 1803; died without heirs. 

i Records of Mrs. Adaline-Maria ( Brown) Payne [bdaefiba]; Theodore Waldo [bdaeaaciy, 
and Clarence-Abiather Waldo [bdaeihb]. 
a Gravestone at South Champion. 

* Surrogate's Records, Jefferson County, N. Y., vol. xviii., p. 226. 

* Records of Mrs. Adaline-Maria (Brown) Payne [bdaehba]; Andrew- Wesbrook Com- 
stock [bdaejda] says Aug. 20. 

6 Records of Andrew-Wesbrook Comstock. c Ibid. 

340 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdaej 

c. Joseph-Baker, born Dec. 10, 1803; died at Detroit, Mich. He married (1), 

Aurelia Doud. The name of his second wife is unknown. He had one 
child, who died young. 

d. Alfred, born Feb. 14, 1806; died July 10, 1897, at Grant Township, St. 

Clair Co., Mich. He removed to Port Huron, Mich., in 1832, and thence 
in 1851, to Grant. He was a farmer. He married, Mch. 30, 1836, at 
Port Huron, Harriet-Jane, daughter of Andrew and Nancy (Thorne) 
Wesbrook of East China, Mich. ; born May 30, 1821, at East China; died 
May 19, 1890, at Grant. 

Children, born, a-g at Port Huron ; h-j at Grant : — 

a. Andrew- Wesbrook, born Oct. 5, 1838. 

b. Helen-Eugenia, born Oct. 12, 1840. 

c. William-Baker, born Oct. 14, 1842. 

d. Marie-Louisa, born Nov. 4, 1845 ; died June 5, 1874, at Grant. 

e. George-Beal, born Nov. 8, 1847; died Feb. 25, 1880, at E. China. 

/. Albert, born Jan. 1, 1850; died Jan. 31, 1866, at Grant. 

g. Charles-Frederick, born Nov. 9, 1852; died Feb., 1880, at 
Alpena, Mich. 

h. Alfred-Morrison, born Mch. 23, 1856. 

i. Ada-Euphemia, born June 26, 1858; died Feb. 16, 1888, at Alpena. 

j. Joseph-Baker, born July 15, 1860; died Aug. 19, 1894, at Alpena. 

e. Anna, born Dec. 4, 1807; married a Mr. Kelsey. 

Child :— 
a. Van-B. (or Vauban), died, aged about 23, in Oregon, unmarried. 

f. Lucy, born July 24, 1809 ; died May 31, 1884, at Galesville, Wis. She mar- 

ried, at Western, N. Y., Eben, son of Calvin and Samantha (French) 
Batcheller of Stratton, Vt. ; born Aug. 5, 1802, at Stratton; died May 6, 
J 880, at Galesville. He was a millwright and was considered one of the 
best of his time. They lived in New York, Michigan and Wisconsin. 1 

Children, born, a, b at Philadelphia, N. Y. ; c-e at Port Huron, Mich. ; 
f-h at Concord, Wis. ; i, j at Omro, Wis. : — 

a. Imogene, born Nov. 12, 1832; died Apr. 10, 1898, at W. Superior, 


b. Josephine, born Aug. 6, 1835; died, aged 3 years, at Port Huron. 

c. William-Comstock, born Dec. 22, 1836. 

d. George-W, born Dec. 29, 1838. 

e. Ann, born May 3, 1841 (?) ; died, aged 3 years, at Concord, Wis. 
/. Nelson-Alba, born Aug. 20, 1843; living, 1901, at Boyne, Mich. 
g. Abbie-S, born Jan. 20, 1846 ; died Sept. 10, 1898, at Galesville, Wis. 
h. Clift-Comstock, born Apr. 3, 1847. 

i. Clara, born Jan. 6, 1849. 

j. Andrew-Sackett, born July 6, 1852. 

g. Sarah, born Apr. 2, 1811 ; died May 13, 1888, at Winona, Minn. She mar- 

ried, Mch. 7, 1834, at Philadelphia, N. Y., Chauncey, son of Giles and 
Rhoda (Scovil) Doud of Turin, Lewis Co., N. Y. ; born Aug. 15, 1809, at 
Turin; died Sept. 26, 1899, at Winona. He was a manufacturer of flour 
barrels and barrel stock, and a miller. 2 

1 Records of Nelson- Alba Batcheller [bdaejff]. 

2 Records of Mrs. Cornelia-Lucy (Doud) Bonner [bdaejgg]. 



Children, born, a in New York State; b at China, Mich. ; o at Lexis* 
ton, Mich. ; d-g at Oswego, 111. ; h at Lockport, 111. :- 

a. Roscoe-Thompson, born Sept. 22, 1835. 

b. Gertrude- A ukelia, born Nov. 12, 1837. 

c. Anna-Dorcas, born Feb. 9, 1840. 

d. Marietta- Comstock, born May, 1842. 

e. George-William, born Jan., 1844. 
/. Marie-Louise, born Aug. 13, 1846. 
g. Cornelia-Lucy, born Jan. 28, 1849. 
h. Gkorge-Silas, born Sept. 10, 1853. 

h. Louisa, born June 10, 1816; died at Port Huron, Mich., unmarried. 

i. Mariette, born Oct. 7, 1818; died at Ixonia, Wis. She married, but had 
no children. 

bdag a. Elijah, son of Edward (Shubael, Edward, John, Cor- 
nelius) and Jerusha (Thompson) Waldo; born Apr. 12, 1764, at 
Mansfield, Conn. ;> died 1832, at Langdon, N. H., as appears by the 
following : — 

Dec. 19, 1832, ''Respectfully shows Betsey Waldo of Langdon 
.... that Elijah Waldo late of Langdon, has lately deceased intes- 
tate .... and that he died leaving your petitioner his widow, who 
does not wish to administer on said estate, wherefore she prays that 
administration may be given to her eldest boy." On the same day 
administration was granted to Samuel Waldo \bdagad~\^ Elijah and 
his family are buried at Langdon, but there are no stones to mark the 
spot and no record of their deaths. Their graves are said to be next 
to those of Nedom Angier and his family, which are marked. 

He was taken to Alstead, N. H., by his father when but five or six 
years old and became a farmer, living in Alstead, on a farm adjoining 
his father's in the north part of the town (which farm he bought Nov. 
25, 1787, of Josiah Crosby), until 1801, in which year, on Feb. 3, he 
bought of Gideon Allen of Walpole, N. H., fifty-six and a half acres in 
Walpole, " containing the whole of the farm said Allen now lives on." 
He lived at Walpole but about a year, and, Mch. 30, 1802, he sold to 
Oliver Goodell of Walpole the same farm, " containing the whole tract 
of land I now live on." The same year, Jan. 1, 1802, he purchased "a 
part of the public lands so called" in Langdon, and, June 20, 1803, 
being then called of Langdon, he bought Lot No. 1, Range 2, in Lang- 
don, containing 111 acres. By other purchases and sales he increased 
this farm to two hundred acres, partly in Langdon and partly in 
Alstead, and lived on it until his death. Mch. 17, 1836, his widow, 

i Man9field Records. * Sullivan County, N. H., Probate Records, vol. A, p. 46. 

342 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdaga 

" Betsej' Waldo of Langdon," gave a quitclaim deed to " all right of 
dower in farm formerly owned by my husband, Elijah Waldo, late of 
Langdon, deceased. The buildings on said farm are situated in the 
south east part of Langdon but most of the land is in Alstead, two 
hundred acres, more or less." l Mr. Waldo was chosen highway 
surveyor of Langdon in 1810. 

He married (1), Oct. 26, 1788, at Alstead, N. H., 2 Betsey, daugh- 
ter of Silas (Benjamin, Joseph) and Elizabeth (Drury) Angier of 
Alstead; born Sept. 1, 1768, at Framingham, Mass.; died Feb. 26, 
1807, at Langdon. 3 He married (2), Mrs. Betsey (Cobb) Wellington, 
widow of Quincy Wellington of Alstead, by whom she had a son 
Quincy who died Nov. 27, 1827, set. 21, and who is buried at Alstead. 4 
She was first married to a Mr. Keep. The dates of her birth and death 
have riot been found. 

Children of Elijah and Betsey (Angier) Waldo. Born, a-f at 
Alstead; g at Walpole; h-j at Langdon, N. H. : — 5 
bdag aa. Lucinda, born Feb 26, 1788; died young, 
bdag ab. Sally, born Jan. 10, 1790. 
bdag ac. Elijah, born Jan. 13, 1792. 
bdag ad. Samuel, born Jan. 24, 1794. 
bdag ae. Reuben, born May 24, 1796. 
bdag af. Jerusha, born Feb. 25, 1798. 
bdag ag. Elizabeth, born Aug. 23, 1801. 
bdag ah. Ira, born Aug. 30, 1803. 
bdag ai. Theda, born June 12, 1805 ; died young. 
bdag aj. Theda, born Jan. 25, 1807; died young. 

Children of Elijah and Betsey (Cobb) Waldo. Born at Langdon, 
N. H. :— 6 

bdag ak. Charles, born Apr. 12, 1812; died Nov. 16, 1812. 

bdag al. Joshua- Prentiss, born July 23, 1815; died May, 1867, at Council 
Bluffs, la. He was of Langdon, N. H., Jan. 19, 1836. 7 He married and 
had a son, but separated from his wife. 8 

bdag b. Thankful, daughter of Edward (Shubael, Edward, 
John, Cornelius) and Jerusha (Thompson) Waldo; born Jan. 11, 
1766, at Mansfield, Conn. ; 9 died Jan. 30, 1829, at Williarastown, Vt. 10 

1 Cheshire County Deeds, vols, xxii., p. 287; xl., pp. 55, 155; xlii., pp. 89, 90; cxxxviii., p. 
153. 2 Alstead Records. 

3 Records of Mrs. John-D. Angier, Alstead, N. H. See also " History of Fitzwilliaui, 
N. H.," p. 459, and Barry's " History of Framingham," p. 69. 4 Gravestone. 

5 Family Bible of Mrs. Charles- Whitney Waldo [bdagaca], Keene, N. H. 6 Ibid. 

7 Sullivan County, N. H., Deeds, vol. xvi., p. 347. 

8 Records of Mrs. Rosamond- Walker ( Waldo ) Hubbard [bdagade]. 
a Mansfield Records. 10 Randolph, Vt., Records. 


She married, intentions published at Alstead, N. H., Nov. 1, 1790, 
Rufus, son of Titus (Daniel, James, Mathew) and Lizzie (Howard) 
Beckwith of Lyme, Conn.; 1 born May 12, 1764, at Chelsea, Vt. (?) 
('* Beckwith Genealogy " says N. H., but there is no Chelsea, N. H.) ; 
died after 1861 at Washington, Vt. It is difficult to extract the truth 
from the " Beckwith Genealogy," which is full of errors as to this 
family. It quotes the following from the U. S. pension records : — 

11 * Rufus Beckwith : at Chelsea, Orange County, N. Y., ? (sic) * 1861, appeared 
Rufus Beckwith who says he was born in 1764 and enlisted at Alstead, 
Cheshire Co., N. H., in 1776, in the 1st Reg. of Volunteers, Capt. Nathan 
Fay's company, for nine months garrison duty at Fort Otter Creek, Vt. He 
marched through the wilderness to Fort Pittsfield and was mustered into the 
Continental army by Maj. Tolman; at the expiration of nine months was 
discharged.' Attached to the application was an old faded leaf of a Bible 
upon which was written : — 

4 Rufus Beckwith ; born May 12, 1764. 

1 Thankful Sadie his wife January 1, 1790. [Probably the date of 

1 Sammie born Dec. 18, 1791. 
4 Josiah born May 20, 1793. 
4 Edward-W., born Sept. 15, 1798. 
* Rufus Jr born Dec. 20, 1800.' " 2 

The name " Sadie" in the foregoing is a bad misreading for Waldo, 
and the date, if intended for the marriage, is probably an error for 
Jan. 1, 1791. The dates of birth do not agree with the Williamstown 
records, which must be assumed to be correct, although they evidently 
make a mistake of a year in the birth of either Samuel or Josiah. 

Mr. Lewis-Chandler Beckwith [bdagbde], Chelsea, Vt., says that 
Rufus Beckwith married (2), Polly Tilden and removed to Wash- 
ington, where he died. 

Children of Rufus and Thankful (Waldo) Beckwith. Born, a at 
Alstead, N. H. ; b-e at Williamstown, Vt. : — 3 

a. Martha, born Jan. 1, 1792; died Jan. 17, 1859, at Chelsea, Vt., 44 aged 68 

years, of nervous debility." 4 She was unmarried. 

b. Samuel, born Nov. 28, 1794 (probably an error for 1793) ; died " not long 

after his marriage, at Williamstown, Vt." He married, June 6, 1819, at 
Williamstown, 5 Miss Mary Fletcher, whose birth and parentage are 
unknown. She survived her husband many years. They had but one 
child, who married a Powers and lived at Burlington, Vt., where they 
both died some years since. 6 Administration on his estate was granted 
to Mary Beckwith of Williamstown, Oct. 5, 1822. 7 

Child :— 
a. Emma. 

1 Beckwith Genealogy, " pp. 104-5. * Ibid., pp. 266-7. 3 Williamstown Records. 

* Chelsea Records. 6 Williamstown Records. 

6 Information of members of the family. 7 Randolph Probate Records, vol. viii., p. 133. 

344 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdagb 

c. Josiah, born May 20, 1795 (perhaps an error for 1796) ; died Nov. 18, 

1881, at Barre, Vt. He lived in various towns in Orange County, Vt., 
finally removing to New Hampton, N. H., about 1832, and thence soon 
after to Holderness, N. H. He was a farmer. He married, Oct. 9, 1817, 
at Peacham, Vt., Martha, daughter of Daniel and Betsey (Sawyer) 
Plaisted of Peacham; born July 13, 1795, at Peacham; died Sept. 22, 
1879, at Corinth, Vt. 1 He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and was 
wounded at Plattsburgh. 2 

Children, born, a-d at Williamstown ; e at Barre ; /at Washington, Vt. ; 
g at New Hampton ; h at Holderness : — 3 

a. Horace-Winslow, born Oct. 18, 1818; died July 12, 1822. 

6. John- Plaisted, born July 9, 1821; died Oct. 29, 1888, at Barre. 

c. Horace, born Jan. 1, 1824; died Sept. 11, 1853, at Chelsea, Vt. 

d. George- Washington, born Mch. 20, 1826. 

e. Samuel, born Aug. 8, 1828; living, 1900, at Chelsea. 

/. Martha-Thankful, born Mch. 3, 1831; died Apr. 7, 1899. 

g. Melissa, born Dec. 20, 1833. 

h. Austin, born Feb. 26, 1839; died Aug. 12, 1865, at Vershire, Vt. 

d. Edward-Waldo, born Sept. 15, 1798; died Nov. 3, 1867, at Chelsea, Vt., 

" aged 69 years, 1 month, 18 days, of lung fever." 4 He was a farmer and 
lived at Williamstown until 1836, when he removed to Chelsea. He mar- 
ried, at Shoreham, Vt., Bethiah, daughter of Ferrington and Lois (Fitts) 
Ramsdell of Shoreham; born Oct. 9, 1798, at Shoreham; died Mch. 16, 
1885, at Chelsea, of old age, " aged 86 years, 5 months, 7 days." * 

Children, born, a-g at Williamstown; h at Chelsea : — 6 

a. Abiather- Waldo, born July 14, 1826; died Aug. 14, 1896. 

b. Philoma, born Oct. 8, 1828. 

c. Emmeline-Rosetta, born 1829. 

d. Chandler, died young. 

e. Lewis-Chandler, born Oct. 2, 1833. 
/. Charlotte- Ann, born June 21, 1836. 

g. Titus-Hutchinson, born 1835; died Dec, 1859. 
h. Mary-Luthera, born Apr. 9, 1839 ; died Feb. 19, 1874, at Chelsea, 
" aged 34 years, 9 months, 10 days." 7 

e. Rufus, born Nov. 18, 1801 ; died at Chelsea, Vt. He was a farmer and lived 

at Chelsea. He married (1), June 12, 1834, at Williamstown, Polly Smith. 
He married (2), Mrs. Rhoda Drake. 8 

Children, by first wife : — 

a. Charles. 

b. Oscar. 

c. Mary. 

d. Augusta. 
By second wife : 

e. Chandler-W., born Sept. 11, 1848; died Mch. 15, 1863, at Chel- 

sea, " aged 14 years, 6 months, 4 days." 9 

1 Information of Melissa (Beckwith) Norris [bdagbeg], Barre, Vt., and Samuel Beckwith 
[bdagbce]. 2 " Beckwith Genealogy," p. 105. 8 Family Records. 
4 Chelsea Records. 5 Ibid. « Information of Lewis-Chandler Beckwith [bdagbde]. 
7 Chelsea Records. 8 Information of Lewis-Chandler Beckwith. 9 Chelsea Records. 


bdag C. Anson, son of Edward (Shubael, Edward, John, Cor- 
nelius) and Jerusha (Thompson) Waldo; born Dec. 15, 1767, at 
Mansfield Conn. ; l died June 9, 1845, at Kenosha, Wis. 2 He went 
with his parents to Alstead, N. H., and removed thence, after his 
marriage, to Williamstown, Vt., where he remained until after his 
second marriage. He removed, towards the end of his life, to Keno- 
sha. He was a farmer. 

He married (1), April 11, 1793, at Alstead, Mehitable, daugh- 
ter of John and Mehitable (Carleton) Burroughs of Alstead ; born 
May 30, 1771, at Alstead; 3 died Sept. 30, 1828, at Williams- 
town, probably. 4 The will of John Burroughs of Alstead, dated 
Nov. 30, 1825, probated Dec. 2, 1828, names his " daughter Mehitabel 
Waldo." 5 

He married (2), June 14, 1829, at Randolph, Vt. (?), Hannah- 
Goss, daughter of Moses and Martha (Goss) Pearson of Bradford, 
Mass. ; born Sept. 24, 1784 ; died about 1880, at Waukegan, 111. 6 
He had no children by his second wife. 

Children of Anson and Mehitable (Burroughs) Waldo. Born at 
Williamstown, Vt. : — 7 

bdag ca. Caleb, born Nov. 23, 1794. 

bdag cb. Calvin, born Sept. 17, 1796. 

bdag cc. Eunice, born Dec. 9, 1798. 

bdag cd. Royal-Burroughs, born Dec. 22, 1800. 

bdag ce. John, born Dec. 13, 1802. 

bdag cf. Rhoda, born Nov., 1804; died Apr., 1806. 

bdag eg. Rhoda, born Oct. 29, 1806; died July 1, 1815. 

bdag ch. Caroline, born Aug. 7, 1809. 

bdag ci. Lucinda, born June 13, 1811. 

bdag cj. Joshua-Prentiss, born Aug. 3, 1814; died Men. 6, 1823. 

bdag d. Samuel, son of Edward (Shubael, Edward, John, Cor- 
nelius) and Jerusha (Thompson) Waldo; born Mch. 27, 1769, at 
Mansfield, Conn.; died Nov. 25, 1859, at Cabot, Vt., and buried 
there. 8 He lived successively at Pownal, Randolph, and Brookfield, 
Vt., and removed to Cabot in 1801 ; and May 16, of that year, bought 
of Horace Beardsley of Cabot for $312, lot No. 31, in Cabot, contain- 
ing 6Q acres, 104 rods. 9 He was highway surveyor in 1803 and sealer 

1 Mansfield Records. 2 Family Records ; some say 1843. 3 Alstead Records. 

* Records of Lucinda -Almira Davis \bdagche\. 6 Cheshire County Probate Files, B, 466. 

8 Records of Lucinda- Almira Davis : " Pierson Genealogy," p. 61. 

7 Family Bible of Caroline (Waldo) Davis [bclagch] : Williamstown Records. 

8 Mansfield Records : Records of Erasmus -Darwin Waldo [bdagdef]. 
8 Cabot Deeds, vol. ii., p. 399. 


346 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdagd 

of leather from 1804 to 1807. He removed to Peacham, Vt., in 1852, 
but returned to Cabot before his death. He was a shoemaker and 
farmer. He married, 1795, Tryphena, probably daughter of Lemuel 
and Love (Warner) Orcutt 1 of Tolland, Conn. ; born May 13, 1773, 
at Tolland; 2 died Nov. 25, 1843, at Cabot, aged 70 years. 3 

Lemuel Orcutt and the widow Love Orcutt of Randolph, Vt., bought 
land in Cabot, Sept. 24, 1796. 4 They were probably the brother and 
mother of Tryphena. 

Children of Samuel and Tryphena (Orcutt) Waldo. Born, a at 

Randolph ; b at Brookfield ; c-e at Cabot, Vt. : — 5 

bdag da. Philena, born Nov. 6, 1796. 

bdag db. Zelinda, born Aug. 1, 1800 ; married Humphrey Walker, Patton, P. Q. 

bdag dc. Jerusha, born Apr. 4, 1802; died May 28, 1861, at Methuen, Mass., 

unmarried. 6 
bdag dd. Leonard-Orcutt, born Apr. 11, 1804. 
bdag de. William-Eaton, born Feb. 5, 1806. (Birth not recorded.) 

bdag e. Edward, son of Edward (Shubael, Edward, John, Cor- 
nelius) and Jerusha (Thompson) Waldo; born Mch. 16, 1773, at 
Alstead, N. H. ; 7 died about 1824, at Tunbridge, Vt., probably. 
Dec. 23, 1824, Abner Waldo of Randolph, Vt., was appointed guar- 
dian of Richard Waldo, son of Edward Waldo, late of Tunbridge, 
deceased. 8 He married Sally Roe. 9 

Children of Edward and Sally (Roe) Waldo :— 

bdag ea. Sophia. 

bdag eb. Jerusha. She is perhaps the Jerusha Waldo, who married, Sept. 
19, 1827, at Montpelier, Vt., Harvey Herrick. See Appendix, No. 19. 

bdag ec. Richard, born July 30, 1807. 10 . 

bdag ed. Edward. 

And probably others. 

bdag f. Abner, son of Edward (Shubael, Edward, John, Corne- 
lius) and Jerusha (Thompson) Waldo; born Mch. 7, 1775, at Alstead, 
N. H. j 11 died Sept. 11, 1856, at East Randolph, Vt. 12 At the age of 
fourteen he was apprenticed in Walpole, N. H., to learn the tailor's 
trade. When his time was up he sought his fortune in Vermont and 

1 Lemuel Orcutt and Love Warner were married at Stafford, Conn., Mch. 13, 1760. They 
lived first at Willington, Conn., and perhaps removed to Tolland. Lemuel, their son, was 
born Feb. 28, 1771, at Willington. (Willington Records.) 

1 Death Records of Methuen, Mass. 3 Records of Erasmus -Darwin Waldo [bdagdef]. 

* Cabot Deeds, vol. ii., p. 120. e Cabot Records. 6 Methuen Records. 7 Alstead Records . 

8 Randolph Probate Records, vol. ix., p. 228. 9 " Waldos in America," p. 33. 

10 Records of Mrs. Melissa ( Waldo) Hardy [bdagecd]. n Alstead Records. 

12 Gravestone : ** Waldos in America " says Sept. 9. 


finally settled in East Randolph, making there his permanent home. 
He afterwards relinquished his trade and became a farmer, and by his 
own exertions, good judgment and ability rose to local eminence 
and became one of the staunch and prominent men of the town, and 
for nearly forty years held many public offices of trust. 

He married, 1796, at East Randolph, Sally, daughter of John and 
Hannah (Scott) Goss 1 of Claremont, N. H. ; born July 13, 1778, at 
Claremont; 9 died Nov. 21, 1835, at East Randolph. 3 

Abner Waldo and his wife are buried at Ease Randolph, the follow- 
ing being the inscriptions on their gravestones : — 

11 Abner Waldo | Died | September 11 J 1856 | se 81 yrs." 

"Sally | wife of | Abner Waldo | Died | Nov 21, 1835 | se 57 yrs." 

Children of Abner and Sally (Goss) Waldo. Born at East Ran- 
dolph, Vt. :— 4 

bdag fa. John, born June 8, 1797. (Not in Family Bible.) 

bdag fb. Charles, born Aug. 13, 1798. 

bdag fc. George-Augustus, born Apr. 12, 1800. 

bdag fd. Chandler, born Dec. 15, 1801; died May 22, 1838, at Springfield, 

Mass., unmarried. He was a merchant in Mobile, Ala. 5 

bdag fe. Fanny, born Nov. 12, 1803. 

bdag ff. Ralph, born Sept. 11, 1805. 

bdag fg. Albro, born June 16, 1807. 

bdag fh. Charlotte, born July 5, 1809. 

bdag fi. Lucinda, born May 5, 1811. 

bdag fj. Frederic, born Jan. 16, 1813. 

bdag fk. Mary, born Jan. 18, 1815; died May 17, 1856, unmarried. 6 

bdag fl. Alonzo, born Oct. 1, 1816. (Town Records say 1818.) 

bdag fm. Sarah-Goss, born Oct. 5, 1818. 

bdag fn. Hannah-S., born Jan. 7, 1821. 

bdag fo. Laura-E., born Jan 7, 1823. See bdagfn. 

bdag h. Abiather, son of Edward (Shubael, Edward, John, 
Cornelius) and Jerusha (Thompson) Waldo; born Feb. 14, 1780, at 
Alstead, N. H. ; died Mch. 3, 1826, at Williamstown, Vt. 7 He 
studied medicine under Dr. E. Carpenter of Alstead, and settled at 
Williamstown as an allopathic physician. 8 

He married, Mch. 6, 1811, at Williamstown, 9 Elizabeth- Winslow, 

1 John or Lieut. Goss moved from Claremont, N. H., to Randolph among the early set- 
tlers. He had nine boys and three girls.—" Vermont Gazetteer," vol. ii., pt. ii., p. 1045. 

2 Family Bible: " History of Claremont," p. 314. 3 Gravestone. 

* Randolph Records : Family Bible. 5 " Waldos in America," p. 36. 

6 " Waldos in America," p. 41 : Gravestone at East Randolph. 

"' Alstead Records: Williamstown Records. 8 " Historical Sketches of Alstead." 

y Williamstown Records. 

348 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdagh 

daughter of Simeon and Elizabeth (Winslow) Johnson of Putney, 
Vt. ; born Dec. 6, 1787, at Putney; 1 died Nov. 3, 1870, at Williams^ 
town, "aged 82 years, 10 months, 27 days." 2 Dr. Waldo died 
intestate and administration on his estate was granted, Mch. 17, 1826, 
to Elizabeth-W. Waldo and Abial Smith. 3 

Children of Abiather and Elizabeth- Winslow (Johnson) Waldo. 
Born at William stown, Vt. : — 4 

bdag ha. Erasmus-Darwin, born Jan. 27, 1812; died July 3, 1843, at Williams- 
town, unmarried. 

bdag lib. Cordelia- Vienna, born Apr. 12, 1816; died July 23, 1864, at Wil- 
liamstown, unmarried. 

bdag he. Winslow-Putnam, born Nov. 20, 1819; died Oct. 24, 1848, at Wil- 
liamstown, and administration on his estate was granted, Dec. 26, 1848, 
"at request of widow of said deceased," to Charles Waldo [bdagfb] of 
Randolph, Vt. 5 No record has been found of his marriage. 

bdag i. Justus, son of Edward (Shubael, Edward, John, Corne- 
lius) and Jerusha (Thompson) Waldo ; born Aug. 10, 1782, at Alstead, 
N. H. 6 Nothing has been learned of him save that he was living at 
Alstead, Dec. 31, 1815., when he witnessed a deed for his brother 
Edward. 7 He probably removed to New York State. 

He married, July 27, 1806, at Alstead, Cementhia, daughter of 
Richard and Levinah (Hatch) Beckwith of Alstead; born Aug. 15, 
1788, at Alstead. 8 No children are recorded at Alstead. 

bdagj. Jeduthan, son of Edward (Shubael, Edward, John, 
Cornelius) and Jerusha (Thompson) Waldo; born May 18, 1784, at 
Alstead, N. H. 9 

He appears to have lived at Alstead until Mch. 15, 1815, when 
he purchased of the administrator on the estate of Seth Markham 
of Acworth, N. H., the " real estate in Acworth belonging to 
said Markham," and of Mrs. Sally Markham, widow, " all my right 
in the house and barn, barnyard and woodyard, including all my 
dower in the real estate of Seth Markham." In the first of these 
deeds he is called of Alstead, in the second of Acworth, though they 
are of the same date. July 19, 1827, Jeduthan Waldo of Acworth, 
and Lucy his wife, sold his farm in Acworth; and, Oct. 2, 1827, he 
purchased a farm in Alstead, to which town he seems then to have 
returned. On Jan. 6, 1830, he sold the farm in Alstead, "on which 

1 " Winslow Memorial," vol. ii., p. 787. 

2 Williamstown Records, a Randolph, Vt., Probate Records, vol. ix., p. 454. 
4 Williamstown Records: "Winslow Memorial," vol. ii., p. 787. 

6 Randolph Probate Records, vol. xix., p. 315. 6 Alstead Records. 7 Cheshire County 
Deeds, vol. lxxvi., p. 284. 8 Alstead Records. » Ibid. 


farm said Waldo now lives, " and removed, it is thought, to New York 
State. 1 No further records of him have been found in New Hamp- 
shire. Mrs. Irene-Elisabeth (Waldo) Foreman [bdagaed'] thinks 
that Jeduthan was settled at Avon, N. Y., when his nephew, Reuben 
[bdagae~\, went there in 1815, but this seems to be contradicted by the 
real estate records of New Hampshire. He, perhaps, settled there in 

He married, Dec. 30, 1809, at Acworth, Lucy, daughter of Joseph 
and Mehitable (Spencer) Markham of Acworth; born Apr. 16, 1783, 
at Acworth. 2 The dates of their deaths have not been found. 

Children of Jeduthan and Lucy (Markham) Waldo. Born at 
Acworth, N. H. (?):— 3 

bdag ja. Edward- T. 

bdagjb. Jerusha-F., born Aug., 1812; died Jan. 25, 1823, aet. 10 years, 5 
months, at Acworth. 4 

bdag jc. Seth-Spencer. 

bdah a. Eunice, daughter of Daniel (Shubael, Edtuard, John, 
Cornelius) and Hannah (Carlton) Waldo; born Aug. 20, 1769, at 
Alstead, N. H. ; 5 died Dec. 10, 1842, at Newburg, O., and is buried 
at Cleveland, O. 6 She married, Oct. 5, 1788, at Alstead, 7 James, son 
of Absalom and Rebecca (Rust) Kingsbury of Coventry, Conn., and 
Alstead, N. H. ; born Dec. 29, 1767, at Alstead; 8 died Dec. 12, 1847, 
at Newburg, O., and is buried at Cleveland, O. 9 

They lived at Alstead until 1796, and, " Nov. 17, 1794, Major 
James Kingsbury is licensed to keep a tavern and retail spirituous 
liquors in the Town of Alstead for the space of one year from this 
date." 10 In 1796 they removed to Ohio, first to where Conneaut now 
stands, and, in 1797, to the present site of Cleveland, where Col. 
Kingsbury built the first house, a log cabin, in that now beautiful city. 
Their fourth child was the first white person born on the Western 
Reserve and the Government, years afterwards, awarded to Mrs. 
Kingsbury 160 acres of land near Cleveland, for giving birth to the 
first white child in northern Ohio. The child literally died of starva- 
tion, for Mrs. Kingsbury was prostrated with fever in February, 1797, 
and lay for a long time unconscious and at death's door and was, of 

1 Cheshire County Deeds, vols, lxxi., pp.61, 67; cviii., p. 332; cix., p. 591: Sullivan Coun- 
ty Deeds, vol. ii., p. 466. 2 Acworth Records. 3 " History of Acworth," p. 276. 

4 Gravestone. e Alstead Records. 

6 Family Record in possession of Rev. C.-T. Kingsbury, Alliance, O.; " Early History of 
Cleveland," says 1843. 7 Alstead Records; Family Record says Oct. 4, 1789. 

8 Ibid.; Family Record says at Norwich, Conn. 9 Family Record. x0 Alstead Records. 

350 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdaha 

course, unable to nourish the child, which, cared for as well as circum- 
stances^would permit, wasted and died. The father, using his gun 
box for a coffin, made the first burial of a white person in the Reserve. 
In time Mrs. Kingsbury recovered and in May, 1797, the family, after 
suffering such privations as few are compelled to, made its way to the 
present site of Cleveland and settled at a point about three miles east 
of the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. In 1800, Mr. Kingsbury was 
appointed judge of the court of common pleas. In 1805, he was 
elected a member of the state legislature and was re-elected for a 
second term. 1 

Children of James and Eunice (Waldo) Kingsbury. Born, a-c at 
Alstead, N. H. ; 2 d at Conneaut, O. ; e-k at Cleveland, O. : — 3 

a. Nabby, born Jan. 7, 1792; married, Jan. 4, 1808, Dyer Sherman. 

b. Amos, born July 13, 1793; married (1), Jan. 4, 1815, Clarissa Ingersoll, 

who died May 15, 1819, in her thirty-first year. He married (2), Jan. 9, 
1820, Mary Shearman. 

c. Almon, born Jan. 27, 1795; died Aug. 12, 1847, at Buffalo, N. Y. ; married, 

Aug. 6, 1820, Lucy Tulaon (?). 

d. Albert, born Dec., 1796; died Feb., 1797. (Not in family record.) 

e. Nancy, born Sept. 14, 1798; living, 1887. She married, Dec. 7, 1814, Caleb, 

son of Philemon (Caleb, Josiah, Josiah, John) Baldwin of Penn Yan, 
N. Y. They lived at Warrensville, Cuyahoga Co., O. She emigrated 
with the Mormons in early days and was living, 1887, in Utah, with 
her four youngest children. 4 

Children : — 

a. Nancy, married a Gardner and was living, 1887, in Agency City, la. 

b. Caleb, living, 1887, in Missouri. 

c. James. 

d. Waldo. 

e. Ellen. 
/. Diana. 

/. Calista, born Sept. 22, 1800 ; died Apr. 4, 1850, at Cleveland. She mar- 
ried, Dec. 7, 1814 (?), Rune-R., sou of Philemon (Caleb, Josiah, Josiah, 
John) Baldwin of Penn Yan, N. Y. ; died Jan. 4, 1834, at Cleveland. 
They lived at Cleveland, corner of Willson and Woodland Avenues. 5 

Children : — 

a. Albert. A physician in San Francisco, Cal., 1887. 

b. Sherman. A physician in San Francisco, Cal., 1887. 

1 For a more extended biography of Judge Kingsbury see " Early History of Cleveland," 
Whittlesey, p. 262, and for an account of the sufferings of his family see " Historical 
Collections of Ohio," vol. i., p. 263. 

a Alstead Records. 

3 Family Record ; The years of birth are given in years of Independence of the United 
States and afterwards the years A. D. are inserted. These do not always correspond. 
Some accounts say there were fourteen children. 

* " Baldwin Genealogy," p. 345, and Supplement, p. 1067. 6 Ibid. 


c. Almon. Of Royal Oak, Paulding Co., O., 1887. 

d. Sophronia, married Preston Burroughs, Chicago, 111. 

e. Martha, married Charles Lougee, Oakland, Cal. 

g. Almina, born Aug. 20, 1802; died May, 1870, at Chicago, 111.; married, 

Feb. 11, 1820, Pearly Hosmer. 
h. Diana, born May 21, 1804; married, Mch. 9, 1848, Buckley Stedman. 
i. Albert, born July 20, 1806; died Jan. 19, 1859, at Hastings, Mich. 
j. Sylvester, born Feb. 8, 1810; died Nov. 4 or 18, 1813. 
k. James- Waldo, born Apr. 23, 1813. 

bdah b. Roswell, son of Daniel (Shubael, Edward, John, Cor- 
nelius) and Hannah (Carlton) Waldo; born Apr. 20, 1772, at 
Alstead, N. H. ; 1 died Mch. 13, 1839, at Shalersville, Portage Co., O. 2 
He passed his early life in Alstead, being certainly there as late as 
May 21, 1793, when he, with his father and his uncle Edward Waldo, 
signed a petition against a division of the town of Alstead. 3 At or 
about the time of his first marriage he moved to East Brookfield, Vt., 
and remained there until 1815, when he emigrated with his family to 
Ohio and settled, in the spring of 1816, on a farm in the township of 
Shalersville and lived there until his death. 

Roswell Waldo was of light complexion, with blue eyes, light brown 
hair and sandy whiskers. He was about five feet ten inches in height, 
squarely and solidly built and very active and strong. In features, 
build and personal appearance he much resembled his father. He was 
a Presbyterian in religion and a deacon in the church. In politics he 
was a whig. His wife Zilpha was a tall, large and very powerful 
woman, with blue eyes and light brown hair, superior in muscular 
strength to her husband. She would lift a barrel of cider into and 
out of a wagon with little apparent effort. It is related of her that 
when her husband, ill with typhus fever and delirious, escaped from 
his attendants and ran out of the house, she ran after him, seized him, 
picked him up in her arms as she would a child, carried him back to 
the house, laid him on his bed and held him there until he became 
quiet. Amarilla Lord, his second wife, was of average height, rather 
fleshy, of dark complexion, with black hair and piercing black eyes. 
It was said that she had Indian blood in her veins. After the death 
of Mr. Waldo she continued to live at the old homestead with her 
daughter Philenda until 1867, when the old farm was sold and they 
removed to Mount Union, O., where the Prestons were living in 1884. 4 

1 Alstead Records ; Family Records say April 21. 

2 Records of Henry- Allen Waldo [bdahbcb], 

3 " New Hampshire State Papers," vol. xi., p. 35. 

4 Records of Henry-Allen Waldo [bdahbcb]. 

352 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdahb 

Mr. Waldo married (1), Apr. 9, 1797, at East Brookfield, 1 Zilpha 
(called also Zilphia and Zilpah) , daughter of Phineas and Lucy (Hide) 
Tyler of Canterbury, Conn.; born Sept. 2, 1777, at Canterbury; 2 
died Feb. 25, 1814, at East Brookfield. He married (2), May 26, 
1814, at East Brookfield, Amarilla, daughter of Ichabod and Rebecca 
Lord of Brookfield ; born Mch. 31, 1786, at Brookfield ; died Oct. 31, 
1879, at Mount Union, Stark Co., O., at the residence of her daugh- 
ter, Philenda (Waldo) Preston. 3 

Children of Roswell and Zilpha (Tyler) Waldo. Born at East 

Brookfield, Vt. :— 4 

bdah ba. Polly, born July 4, 1798. 

bdah bb. Nathan, born Oct. 25, 1800; died Oct., 1832, at Indianapolis, Ind., 

it is supposed of cholera; unmarried. 5 
bdah be. Haschel, born Mch. 29, 1805. 
bdah bd. Azel, born Nov. 4, 1808. 
bdah be. Eunice-Kingsbury, born Jan. 21, 1814. 

Children of Roswell and Amarilla (Lord) Waldo. Born, /, g at 

East Brookfield, Vt. ; 6 ft, i at Shalersville, O. : — 7 

bdah bf. Hosea- Allen, \ born Feb. 6, 1 

bdah bg. Horatio-Lord, J 1815. /died Oct. 7, 1822, at Shalersville, O. 

bdah bh. Philena, 

bdah bi. Philenda 

| born Sept. 3, 1818. 

bdah d. Shubael, son of Daniel (Shubael, Edioard, John, Cor- 
nelius) and Hannah (Carlton) Waldo; born May 2, 1777, at 
Alstead, N. H.; 8 died Oct. 5, 1857, at Chesterfield, N. H. 9 For a 
short time after his marriage he lived at Alstead, but removed, prob- 
ably in 1802, to Chesterfield and settled on the farm then owned and 
occupied by Murray Davis. 10 u He was a farmer of steady habits, 
strong common sense and naturally of a very cheerful and happy dis- 
position. ' Uncle Snub,' as he was familiarly called, was a favorite 
with young and old, for his humor and inexhaustible fund of stories 
and anecdotes." n 

He married (1), Mch. 9, 1800, at Alstead, Rebeckah, daughter of 
Josiah and Thankful Crosby of Alstead; born Feb. 7, 1779, at 

1 Brookfield Records. 2 Canterbury Records. 

3 Records of Henry- Allen Waldo [bdahbcb]. 

* Brookfield Records ; Some records omit Nathan and give Hezekiah, born 1803, died in 
Indiana. 5 Records of Henry-Allen Waldo [bdahbcb]. G Brookfield Records. 

7 Records of Henry- Allen Waldo [bdahbcb]. 8 Alstead Records. 

n Gravestone at West Chesterfield; "Waldos in America" says Oct. 6, 1859; " Josiah - 
Crosby Waldo [bdahdb] says Oct. 5, 1858. 

10 " History of Chesterfield." " " Waldos in America," p. 44. 


Alstead; 1 died May 10, 1823, at Chesterfield. 2 He married (2), 
Mrs. Jane (Anderson) McCollom; born 1778; died April 20, 1863, at 
Chesterfield, aet. 85 years. 3 She was widow of Alexander McCollom, 
son of Robert McCollom of Londonderry, N. H., and grandson of 
Alexander McCollom who emigrated from Londonderry, Ireland, in 
1730. He settled at Acworth, N. H., in 1793, and died there Mch. 
30, 1812, aet. 37 years. 4 By his wife Jane Anderson he had five chil- 
dren, of whom four died young, and one, Robert, died July 8, 1833, 
at Chesterfield, aged 28 years, 5 " drowned in the Connecticut river." 6 

Children of Shubael and Rebeckah (Crosby) Waldo. Born, a at 
Alstead, N. H. ; b-f at Chesterfield, N. H. :— 7 

bdah da. Daniel, born Jan. 6, 1802. 

bdah db. Josiah-Ciiosby, born Dec. 5, 1803. 

dbah dc. James-Elliott, born July 11, 1805. 

bdah dd. George-Curtis, born Aug. 5, 1808 ; died Mch. 15, 1837, at Mere- 
dosia, 111., unmarried. He was a school teacher and merchant. 

bdah de. Albert-Carlton, born Nov. 24, 1814; died Mch. 20, 1888, at Ches- 
terfield, of pneumonia; unmarried. 8 He was a farmer and was blind. 

bdah df. Rosalie-Melvina, born Nov. 20, 1818. 

bdah f. Carlton, son of Daniel (Shubael, Edivard, John, Cor- 
nelius) and Hannah (Carlton) Waldo; born Jan. 8, 1780, at Alstead, 
N. H.; 9 died July 3, 1831, at Middletown, Butler Co., O. He 
removed to Middletown about 1815 and was a prominent physician 
there. An address by Hon. James-E. Campbell, before Jefferson 
Lodge, F. & A. Masons, at Middletown, Jan. 15, 1879, thus speaks 
of him: — 

44 Carlton Waldo was treasurer and his name is familiar to some of 
the older persons present. He was a native of Maine (sic) and came 
here about 1815. At the time the lodge was organized, 1826, he was 
about forty-seven years old, and ranked as a prominent physician. 
He was corpulent, of medium height, and a man of very positive 
views and decided character. He was connected with the Sutphen 
family and died here in 1831." 

He married (1), a Miss Flemer, who died at Middletown. He 
married (2), Mrs. Rhoda Potter. She died at Middletown. She had 

1 Alstead Records. 2 Gravestone at West Chesterfield. 3 lbid. * Gravestone at Acworth. 
* Gravestone at West Chesterfield. 6 See " History of Acworth, N. H.," p. 244. 

7 " History of Chesterfield " : " Waldos in America," pp. 43-47. 

8 Records of Chesterfield; Gravestone at West Chesterfield says Mch. 16, 1888, which is 
correct if his age is correctly stated in the Records; viz. 73 years, 3 months, 21 days. 

!) Alstead Records. 


354 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdahf 

two sons by her first husband and one daughter, who were brought up 
by Di\ Waldo as his own children. The daughter Jane married John 
Sutphen and named one of her sons after her stepfather, Carlton- 
Waldo Sutphen. Dr. Waldo had no children by his second wife. 1 

Children of Carlton and ■ (Flemer) Waldo :— 2 

bdahfa. Albert, born 1812; died Oct. 8, 1856, at Middletown, unmarried. 
bdahfb. John-Carlton ; removed to Logansport, Ind., about 1838; then 

unmarried. He afterwards went " West." 
bdahf c. George. He left Middletown in 1852 and went to Illinois. At that 

time was unmarried. 

bdah g. Hannah, daughter of Daniel (Shubael, Edward, John, 
Cornelius) and Hannah (Carlton) Waldo; born Oct. 8, 1781, at 
Alstead, N. H.; died Aug. 17, 1855, at Shalersville, O. She 
married about 1801, at Alstead probably, Benoni, son of Job (Job) 
and Lovice Thompson of Alstead; born Apr. 14, 1782, at Alstead; 
died Oct. 24, 1857, at Shalersville. After marriage, they removed to 
Williamstown, Vt., where they lived until 1813, when they emigrated 
to Ohio, and, in the spring of 1814, settled on a farm in Shalersville, 
where they spent the rest of their lives. 3 

Children of Benoni and Hannah (Waldo) Thompson. 7 Born, a-e 
at Williamstown, Vt. ; f-h at Shalersville, O. : — 

a. Elsa, born 1804; died in infancy. 

b. Phineas, born 1807; died Apr., 1825, at Shalersville. 

c. Asahel, born 1809 ; died 1810, at Williamstown. 

d. Sarah, born 1810; died before 1884, in Indiana. She was married and had 

a large family. 

e. James-Carlton, born 1812; died Feb. 15, 1866, at Shalersville, on the old 

farm, where he had lived. He was married. His descendants spell their 
name " Tomson." 

Children, born at Shalersville : — 

a. Martin. 

b. Almon, living, 1884, at Shalersville. 

c. Allen. 

d. Butler. 

e. Emma. 

/. Elsa, born 1815; died at Chambersburg, 111., before 1884. She was 

g. Almon, born July 9, 1818; was living, 1884, at St. Louis, Mo. He was 

h. Amanda, born 1821 ; died aged about 18 months. 

1 Records of Henry- Allen Waldo [bdahbce~\ : " Waldos in America " says that Dr. Waldo 
died July 31 , 1831. » Records of Henry-Allen Waldo \bdahbce}. 
3 Alstead Records : Records of Henry-Allen Waldo [bdahbce]. 


bdah h. Allen, son of Daniel (Shubael, Edward, John, Cor- 
nelius) and Hannah (Carlton) Waldo; born Jan. 23, 1784, at Alstead, 
N. H. ; l died Aug. 18, 1855, at Weare, N. H., probably. 2 He lived 
at Weare, and was a school teacher; and, later, a deputy sheriff of 
Hillsborough County, N. H. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 
at Weare until it was practically disbanded, May 19, 1845. He lived 
at Lowell, Mass., for a while, and, in 1834, " Allen Waldo" was living 
there on Lowell Street, and in 1835 he was "Tole gatherer at Central 
Bridge." 3 

He married (1), Mch. 20, 1808, at Weare (?), 4 Peggy Boyes of 
Weare. He married (2), Jan. 8, 1816, at Weare, Nancy Maxwell; 
born Sept. 18, 1793 ; 5 died, May 4, 1834, at Lowell, Mass. 6 

Children of Allen and Nancy (Maxwell) Waldo. Born at Weare, 

N. H. :— ^ 

bdah ha. Sarah-Ann, born Aug. 23, 1816. 

bdah hb. Allen, called, in Lowell, Calvin-Allen; born Dec. 20, 1819. 

bdah he. Hannah-Carlton, born Nov. 17, 1821. 

bdah hd. James-Maxwell, born Sept. 2, 1823. 8 

bdah he. Caroline, born Sept. 2, 1825; died Oct. 13, 1872, at Lowell, Mass., 
unmarried. 9 

bdah hf. John-Carlton, born June 28, 1828 ; died 1900, at Chatfleld, Minn., 

bdah hg. Almon, born Nov. 27, 1830. 

bdah i. Patty, daughter of Daniel (Shubael, Edward, John, 
Cornelius) and Hannah (Carlton) Waldo; born Aug. 17, 1786, at 
Alstead, N. H. ; 10 died Nov. 18, 1829, at Chesterfield, N. H. She 
married, 1806, at Chesterfield, Henry, son of Nathan (John) and 
Anna (Waters) Worden of Chesterfield; born May 25, 1782, proba- 
bly in Rhode Island ; died Dec. 7, 1833, at Chesterfield. 11 They lived 
at Chesterfield. A petition for appointment of administrator on the 
estate of Henry Worden, dated Jan. 16, 1834, calls him of Swanzey, 
N. H. The will of Nathan Worden of Chesterfield, dated Oct. 2, 
1802, probated Oct. 22, 1802, names — wife Anna and son Henry. 12 
The "History of Chesterfield " says that Nathan Worden, son of 

1 Alstead Records ; Family Bible says Jan. 29. 2 " Waldos in America," p. 48. 

3 " Lowell Directory." 4 Weare Records. 

5 Family Bible of Orren-Samuel Waldo [bdahhdd]. 6 Gravestone at Lowell. 

7 " Waldos in America," pp. 48, 49. First three recorded at Weare. 

8 Death Records of New Boston, N. H. 9 Gravestone at Lowell. 10 Alstead Records. 
« " History of Chesterfield." li Cheshire County Probate Files, W, 128, 486. 

356 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdahi 

John Worden of Washington County, R. I., settled at Chesterfield, 
1785-87. He was a Baptist preacher. 1 

Children of Henry and Patty (Waldo) Worden. Born at Chester- 
field, N. H. :— 2 

a. Kimbal-Carlton, born Jan. 13, 1807 ; died June 4, 1883, at Hinsdale, N. H. 

He lived at Hinsdale, and was a farmer. He married (1), Men. 6, 1834, 
at Hinsdale, Belinda, daughter of Nathan and Sally (Barrett) Thomas of 
Hinsdale ; born Jan. 22, 1815, at Hinsdale ; died May 17, 1864, at Ashuelot, 
N. H. He married (2), Nov. 5, 1877, at Hinsdale, Mrs. Maria (Stearns) 
Blanchard, daughter of Walter and Thena (Shattuck) Stearns, of Hins- 
dale, and widow of David Blanchard, who died ~Feb. 2, 1871. She was 
born 1810, at Hinsdale, and died Mch. 29, 1889, at Winchester, N. H. 3 

Children, by first wife, born at Hinsdale : — 

a. Lucian-Kimbal, born July 4, 1835; died Nov. 9, 1892. 

b. Elisha- Allen, born Feb. 27, 1840. 

c. Diantha-Belinda, born Feb. 16, 1842. 

d. Nathan-Miller, born Dec. 4, 1844. 

b. Larkin, born Dec. 1, 1808; died May 9, 1837, at Chesterfield, unmarried. 

c. Allen, born Apr. 8, 1810; died 1873 or 74, at Chelmsford, Mass. His 

will, dated June 20, 1872, was probated Jan. 20, 1874. 4 His wife's name 
was Hannah-R. 

Child :— 
a. Charles, living, 1900, at Chelmsford, Mass. 

d. Mary-Marinda, born July 8, 1811. She married a Mr. Cheney. He was a 

beltmaker and lived at Newark, N. J. 

e. Elisha, born June 4, 1813; died at Nashua, N. H. He was married and 

left a son, a. Frank. 

f. Amanda-M., born Mch. 2, 1815. She married (1), a Mr. Ball; (2), a Mr. 

Hey wood. By her first husband she had a son, a. George- J. Ball; and 
by her second husband a son, who became a Universalist minister. Mr. 
and Mrs. Heywood are said to have lived at Warren, Vt. 

g. Diantha-A., born Sept. 20, 1816. She married a Mr. Byron. He was an 


h. Charles, born June 1, 1818. He went to sea and was never heard from 

i. Salmon, born Jan. 18, 1820. He lived at New Ipswich, N. H. 

j. Eliza-A., born Oct. 3, 1821; died at Sutton, Mass. She married Albert 
Fletcher. They lived at Oxford, Mass. 

k. Martha-Elzina, born May 9, 1823. She married, Mch. 16, 1841, at New- 
ton, Mass., Bradley Reed; born May 10, 1818. She was living last at 
Oxford, Mass. Mr. Reed was in the shoe business at Oxford. 

Children : — 

a. Ellen-Maria, born Feb. 3, 1842; died Sept. 20, 1842. 

b. Mary-Ellen, born Dec. 23, 1844. 

c. George-Henry, born Mch. 22, 1847. 

d. Ella-Frances, born Nov. 22, 1849. 

e. Charles-Bradley, born Nov. 20, 1852. 

1 See " Worden Family," p. 134. * " History of Chesterfield " : " Worden Family," p. 134. 
3 Records of Nathan-Miller Worden [bclahiad], Hinsdale, N. H. 
* Middlesex Probate Records, vol. ccccv., p. 59. 


/. Emma-Alice, born Nov. 18, 185G. 
g. Frank- Albert, born Jan 16, 18C0. 

I. Lucia, born Sept. 5, 1826; died Sept. 11, 1827. 1 

bdak a. Allen, son of Beulah (Shubael, Edivard, John, Corne- 
lius) and Amy (Benjamin) Waldo; born 1776; died Jan. 17, 1866, 
at Java, Genesee County, N. Y. He removed from Tinmouth, Vt., 
to that part of Batavia, N. Y., which is now Alexander, in 1809, and 
lived there and in Java until his death. He was a farmer. 

He married Phebe, daughter of Thomas and Freelove (Lippett) 
Rice of Rutland, Vt. ; born Mch. 16, 1782, at Rutland; died Mch. 
12, 1858, at Java. 2 

Children of Allen and Phebe (Rice) Waldo. Born, a, b at Rutland, 
Vt. ; c at Alexander, N. Y. : — 

bdak aa. Catherine-Rice, born Oct. 8, 1805. 
bdak ab. Allen-Albigence, born Mch. 13, 1807. 
bdak ac. Phebe-Ann, born 9, 1816. 

bdak b. Fanny, daughter of Beulah (Shubael, Edward, John, 
Cornelius) and Amy (Benjamin) Waldo; born Sept. 20, 1786, at 
Stockbridge, Mass. ; died Jan. 23, 1863, at Great Barrington, Mass., 
aged 76 years, 4 months, 3 days, of paralysis. 3 She married, proba- 
bly at Tinmouth, Vt., Abner, son of James (Nathaniel, Josiah) and 
Zerviah (Wetherell) Perry of Easton, Mass. ; born May 15 or 16, 
1772, at Easton ; died June 26, 1844, at New Lebanon, N. Y. 4 They 
are buried at Lenox, Mass. 

Mr. Perry is said to have been an owner of an iron furnace at Tin- 
mouth, and to have made the first cast-iron stove ever made in Ver- 
mont. He purchased and ran, for many years, a blast furnace at 
Lenox, Mass. ; but it is thought he could not have been interested in it 
until after 1809 or 1810. In a deed of 1816 he is called of Lenox, but 
in one of 1829 he is called of New Lebanon, Columbia Co., N. Y. 
Aug. 19, 1836, Abner Perry of New Lebanon sold an estate in 
Lenox. 5 There are no records in Lenox of the births of his children 
nor do he or his wife appear to have belonged to the Lenox Church. 
Abner Perry's will, dated Apr. 11, 1843, probated at Kinderhook, Co- 
lumbia Co., N. Y., July 31, 1844, calls him of New Lebanon, names his 

1 " Worden Family " calls her Lucian. 

2 " History of Genesee County, N. Y.," p. 165: Records of Mrs. Violetta-Emma ( Waldo) 
Barrows [bdakabd] : Family Bible of Catherine -Adell ( Pike) Kelsey [bdakaah]. 

8 Great Barrington Records. * Records of Edwin-Perry Clark [bdakbfa]. 
6 Berkshire County Deeds, toI. xci., p. 22. 

358 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdakb 

wife Fanny, as sole heir and executrix, and, with other property, men- 
tions four hundred acres of land in Clarksburg, Mass., four hundred 
acres in Savannah, N. Y., and 4 ' the estate in New Lebanon on which 
I now live." A petition in Berkshire County, Mass., for letters testa- 
mentary to Fanny Perry was signed by Clarissa- W. Perry, Wells 
Laflin, Sophronia Laflin and Clarissa-W. Perry guardian to Frances 
Perry, " being all the children of said Abner Perry, deceased." 

The will of Fanny Perry of Great Barrington, dated June 23, 1858, 
probated Mch. 3, 1863, names — daughter Sophronia Laflin, wife of 
Wells Laflin, now of New York; Ellen-H. Laflin, daughter of said 
daughter Sophronia, now of said Great Barrington; Catharine An- 
drews, daughter of said daughter Sophronia Laflin and wife of Eben- 
ezer Andrews of Marietta, O. ; daughters, Clarissa-W. Perry of said 
Great Barrington and Frances Clark, wife of Joseph-E. Clark of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Daughter Clarissa-W. Perry, executrix. 1 

Children of Abner and Fanny (Waldo) Perry: — 2 

a. Clarissa-Waldo, born Dec. 13, 1806, in Vermont (?) ; died 1871. She 

never married. Her death is not recorded at Great Barrington, Mass. 

b. Simeon, born 1808, in Vermont (?) ; died 1824. 

c. Sophronia, born Nov. 23, 1810, at Clarendon, Vt. ; died Mch. 27, 1895, at 

Lancaster, O. She married, Apr. 27, 1829, Wells Laflin of Southwick. 
Mass., probably; born Nov. 9, 1807. They were living, 1858, in New 
York City. 

Children : — 

a. Ellen-Howard, born Jan. 30, 1830; died Oct. 29, 1865. 

b. Catharine-Howard, born June 16, 1831 ; married Ebenezer 


c. Clarissa-Perry, born Sept. 7, 1836; died June 25, 1850. 

d. Abner, died young. 

e. Fanny, died young. 

/. Frances, born Nov. 15, 1828, at New Lebanon, N. Y. ; died Aug. 25, 1871, 
at Brooklyn, N. Y. She was educated at Miss Willard's Academy, Troy, 
N. Y. She married, June 8, 1851, Joseph-Edwin, son of Benjamin (Jo- 
seph, Thomas, Joseph, Joseph) and Polly (Stillman) Clark of Petersburg, 
N. Y. ; born Apr. 4, 1823, at Petersburg. He graduated at Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute, 1845 ; and took the degree of M. D. at the College 
of Physicians and Surgeons, N. Y., 1849. He practiced his profession 
lirst at New Lebanon, and afterwards at Brooklyn, where he is now, 
1900, living. 

Children, born at Brooklyn : — 

a. Edwin-Perry, born May 29, 1860. 

b. Mary -Fanny, born May 18, 1865. 

c. Henry-Stillman, born Feb. 8, 1869; died Aug. 18, 1871. 

i Berkshire County Probate Files, 6808, 9502. 
a Records of Edwin-Perry Clark [bdakbfa]. 


bdak c. Spencer, son of Beulah (Shubael, Edward, John, Cor- 
nelius) and Amy (Benjamin) Waldo; born 1790, at Stockbridge, 
Mass., probably; died Apr. 9, 1855, at Tinmouth, Vt. He was a 
farmer and lived on the old homestead at Tinmouth. He claimed, 
says his son Homer-Hay ward, to have moved with his father from 
Connecticut when nine years old, but this is probably an error for 
Massachusetts. He died intestate, and his son Loring-Spencer was 
appointed administrator on his estate, Apr. 14, 1855. His property 
was inventoried at $9, 631. 25. l 

He married (1), at Shrewsbury, Vt.(?), Roxana Paige of Shrews- 
bury; born 1793, at Shrewsbury ; died Mch. 20, 1819, at Tinmouth, 
probably soon after her marriage. He married (2), Feb. 15, 1820, 2 
Orpha, daughter of David Boies of Greenwich, N. Y. ; born 1792 ; 
died May 17, 1834, at Tinmouth. He married (3), Sept. 15, 1834, 3 
at Randolph, Vt., Mahala, daughter of Oliver and Lucy (Hayward) 
Stevens of Hartland, Vt. ; born Jan. 20, 1807, at Hartland; 4 died 
June 7, 1886, at Tinmouth. 5 

Spencer Waldo and his three wives are buried at Tinmouth. The 
following are the inscriptions on their gravestones : — 

11 Spencer Waldo | Died Apr. 9, 1855 | aged 65 yrs." 

"In memory of Mrs Roxana | Consort to | Spencer Waldo | who 
died March 20 | 1819 | in the 26 year | of her age" 

"May 17 | A D [ 1834 | Mrs Orpha Boies | wife of | Mr Spencer 
Waldo | died | set 42 years | Eternal life thro Grace | was her hope" 

" Mahala Stevens | wife of Spencer Waldo | Died June 7, 1886 | aged 
79 years. No Earthly friend a mother's | place can fill." 

Children of Spencer and Orpha (Boies) Waldo. Born at Tin- 
mouth, Vt. :— 6 

bdak ca. Artbmas-Boies, born Nov. 17, 1823. 

bdak cb. Loring-Spencer, born Apr. 5, 1825. 

bdak cc. William-Justus, born June 3, 1828. 

bdak cd. Charles-Andrews, born Sept. 2, 1829 ; died Nov. 12, 1829. 

bdak ce. Jane-Orpha, born Jan. 5, 1831. 

bdak cf. Helen-Frances, born Sept. 5, 1832; died Jan. 20, 1833. 

Children of Spencer and Mahala (Stevens) Waldo. Born at Tin- 
mouth, Vt. : — 7 
bdak eg. Frances, born June 9, 1836; died Dec. 31, 1836. 

1 Rutland County Probate Records, vol. xxxi., pp. 394, 468. 

2 Family Bible of Homer-Hay ward Waldo [bdakci]. 

8 Randolph Records ; Family Bible says 1835. * Records of A.-A. Brooks, Bethel, Vt. 
5 Wallingford, Vt., Records. 6 Family Bible. 7 Ibid. 

360 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdako 

bdak ch. Josephine-Stevens, born Jan. 6, 1837. 

bdak ci. Homkr-Hayward, born May 21, 1838. 

bdak cj. Melissa- Ann, born July 28, 1839. 

bdak ck. Louisa-Maria, born Dec. 13, 1841 ; died Sept. 14, 1896, at High Hill, 

Mo., unmarried. 
bdak cl. Delia-Spencer, born Jan 7, 1845 ; died Mch. 28, 1846. 

bdao a. Mary-Graves, daughter of Calvin (Shubael, Edward, 
John, Cornelius) and Judith (Graves) Waldo; born Jan. 31, 1787, 
at Pittsfield, Mass. ; died Aug. 12, 1843, at Harlem, 111. " She was 
a woman of very decided character and Christian worth." She mar- 
ried Dec. 31, 1810, John-Dean, son of Gladwin (William, John, 
Thomas, Thomas, Robert, Thomas) and Charlotte (Dean) Waterman 
of Kinderhook, N. Y. ; born Oct. 16, 1785, at Kinderhook ; died 
May 10, 1837, at Fairfield, N. Y. He was a merchant of New York 
City. 1 

Children of John-Dean and Mary-Graves (Waldo) Waterman: — 

a. Henry-Franklin, born Sept. 11, 1811; died June 12, 1864, at Rome, N. Y., 

married Oct. 7, 1840, in Herkimer Co., N. Y., Sarah Mead. 

b. Charlotte- Judith, born Nov. 20, 1812. 

c. John-Calvin, born Sept. 9, 1814; died Oct. 19, 1883, at Sycamore, 111. 

He was a prominent citizen of Sycamore. He married (1), Sept. 20, 
1841, Caroline-Elisabeth Hoytof Newbnrg, (?) 111. He married (2), Caro- 
line Rodgers. 

Children, by first wife, born at Sycamore:-— 

a. Kate-Moulton. 

b. Sarah. 

c. John-Lyme. 

d. Albert. 

e. James-D. 

By second wife, born at Sycamore : — 
/. Mary. 
g. Emma. 
h. John-Clayton. 

d. Mary, born Apr. 27, 1816; died Sept., 1881, at Centuria, Mo. (Centra- 

lia ?) ; married Apr. 21, 1842, at Syracuse, 111., Timothy Wells. 

Children :— 

a. Elisabeth. 

b. Jane. 

c. Nellie. 

d. Frank. 

e. Charles, born Nov. 4, 1818; married Dec. 15, 1842, at Harlem, 111., Eliza 

Barrett. They lived near Freeport, 111. 

Child :— 
a. Waldo-D., living near Freeport, 111. 

1 Records of George -Thurston Waterman, Albany, N. Y. 


/. James-Sears, born May 9, 1820; died July 19, 1883, at Sycamore, 111 ; 
married (1), Jan. 5, 1847, at St. Charles, 111., Mary Ferson. He married 
(2), Jan. 31, 1854, Abbie-L. Cushman of Sherburne (?), N. Y. 

Child, by first wife: — 

a. George-Douglas, died aged 8 years. 

g. Caroline-Waldo, born June 7, 1824, at Fairfield, N. Y. ; died July 3, 
1852; married Apr. 9, 1846, at Sycamore, 111., E.-P. Young. They are 
said to have had two children, who died young. 

h. Robert-Whitney, born Dec. 15, 1826, at Fairfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y. ; 
died Apr. 12, 1891, in California. He went West when young and settled 
in Illinois. In 1850 he went to California, but returned to Illinois in 
1852, and went into business at Wilmington. He was a leading mem- 
ber of the first Republican Convention in Illinois, in 1854. He again 
went to California in 1873, and remained there until his death. In 1886 
he was elected Lieutenant-Governor of the State, as a Republican, with 
Governor Bartlett, who was a Democrat. Bartlett died in September, 
1887, and Waterman became acting governor. 

He married Sept. 29, 1847, Jane Gardner of Belvidere, 111. She was 
living, not long ago, at San Diego, Cal., with two daughters. 1 

Children, born, a, b at Belvidere; c-g at Wilmington : — 

a. Frank-G., born Sept. 12, 1848; died Aug. 20, 1853. 

b. Mary-P., born Apr. 9, 1850. 

c. James-Sears, born Aug. 22, 1852. 

d. Helen-J., born Dec. 18, 1856. 

e. Waldo-S., born Feb. 1, 1860. 
/. Anna-C, born Apr. 2, 1866. 

g. Abbie-Louisa, born Feb. 21, 1869. 

i. Theodore-Francte, born Oct. 17, 1828, at Fairfield, N. Y. ; died May 26, 
1850, at Oroville, Cal. 

bdao b. Caroline-Electa, daughter of Calvin (Shubael, Edward, 
John, Cornelius) and Judith (Graves) Waldo; born July 30, 1789, 
atPittsfield, Mass.; died Dec. 28, 1880, at Syracuse, N. Y., " f rom 
the effects of a fall." 2 She was living, at the time of her death, with 
her unmarried daughter [6] Abby, at 00 Butternut Street, Syracuse. 

She married Josiah, son of Josiah Dean of Taunton, Mass. ; who 
died, 1832, at Raynham, Mass., where he had lived, and where his 
widow remained for many years. 3 They had eight children — two sons 
and six daughters. The oldest son [a], John-F., was, in 1879, a 
banker at Cedar Rapids, la. 

bdao C. Catharine- Waite, daughter of Calvin (Shubael, Ed- 
ward, John, Cornelius) and Judith (Graves) Waldo; born Mch. 17, 
179 1 , at Pittsfield, Mass. ; died Mch. 23, 1878, at Trenton, N. Y. She 

1 " History of the Pacific States," vol. vii., p. 566. 

2 New York Mail, Dec, 1880, or Jan., 1881. 

* Letter of John-Waldo Douglas [bdaoca] to Cleveland Abbe, 1879. 


362 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdaoc 

was educated by Miss Nancy Hinsdale, and at the academy at Westfield, 
Mass., where she won the esteem and love of all. On her mother's 
death she assumed the care of the younger children and became her 
father's trusted confidant and friend. After her father's second mar- 
riage she became warmly attached to her stepmother and her children, 
one of whom, Mrs. Sarah (Whitney) Marsh, pays a strong tribute 
to her gentle and lovable character. She was deeply religious, a 
woman of prayer, and prayed much with and for others. She was a 
devout member of the Presbyterian Church. In 1831, she became 
the founder of a Maternal Association. From the winter of 1870- 
71 her strength declined, and, returning from New York in May, 
she did not resume the cares of her household. Her death, at the age 
of eighty-seven years and six days, was lovely and peaceful. " Filled 
with the continual sense of God's love and goodness, in pain always 
patient, and sweetly enduring, it was a joy to be with her and to feel 
the inspiring influence of such a life." 

She married, June 12, 1817, James Douglas of West Springfield, 
Mass.; born Aug. 29, 1778, at West Springfield ; died Oct. 10, 1851, 
at Trenton. He was a widower with seven children when he married 
Miss Waldo. 

His first wife was Catharine Billings, born Mch. 20, 1783, at New 
London, Conn. ; died Feb. 11, 1816; by whom he had eight children; 
viz.,— William-Henry, born Dec, 1800, died Mch. 18, 1835; Thomas- 
James; Daniel-Billings, born Feb., 1806, died Dec. 20, 1852; Cath- 
erine-Billings, born 1807, died July 10, 1873; George, born Feb., 
1809, died May 16, 1842; Mary; Jane; Abby, born Oct., 1813, 
died Feb. 22, 1846. l 

The will of James Douglas of Trenton, dated Mch. 4, 1841, recorded 
Jan. 27, 1852, names — wife Catharine-Waldo Douglas, children 
Thomas- James Douglas, Catharine-B. Douglas, Mary-D. Bray ton, 
Jane-D. Butler, Abby-D. Gray, Helen-B. Douglas, Daniel-B. Douglas, 
John-W. Douglas, Juliet Douglas, George- Waldo Douglas and Henry 
Douglas. A codicil, dated July 3, 1847, names — daughter Abby-D. 
Gray, wife of T. -Alfred Gray, and says she is deceased, leaving 
Abby-D. Gray and Helen-D. Gray her only children. A second 
codicil, dated Mch. 25, 1851, says that daughter Helen-B. Doug- 
las has deceased since the execution of the will leaving a son and only 
child, George-Rockwell Douglas, who is a son of George Douglas by 
his wife the said Helen-B. 2 

1 Gravestones in Watkins Cemetery, Trenton, N. Y.: ''Memorial of Mrs. Catharine- 
Waldo Douglas," New York, 1879: Letter of John- Waldo Douglas to Cleveland Abbe, 1879. 

2 Surrogate's Records, Oneida County, N. Y., vol. x., p. 260. 


Children of James and Catharine-Waite (Waldo) Douglas. Born 
at Trenton, N. Y. :— » 

a. John-Waldo, born Apr. 4, 1818; died Sept. 24, 1883, at North Lake, Herki- 

mer Co., N. Y., unmarried. He graduated at Yale University, 1^40. He 
taught school in the Sontli for a while, and, in 1844, began to study the- 
ology in New York City. On graduation, in 1848, he went to California 
under commission of the American Home Missionary Society. He was 
ordained Nov. 29, 1848, as a Presbyterian minister. He labored at San 
Jose and Los Angeles. In 1851, he removed to San Francisco and became 
editor and proprietor of The Pacific, a weekly religious paper. In 1855, 
his health failing, he returned to his mother's home in Trenton and 
devoted the remainder of his life to literature. During the war of the 
Rebellion he was in civil service on the Union side, in connection with 
military railroads in North Carolina. In 1864, he was representative 
in the state legislature from Oneida County. 2 

b. Juliet, born Aug. 20, 1819; died Oct. 18, 1894, at Trenton, unmarried. 

c. George-Waldo, born Feb. 15, 1821 ; died Jan. 16, 1885. He was married. 

d. Henry-Livingston, born Oct. 11, 1821; died May 6, 1887, at Tarrytown, 

N. Y. He was living, 1879, at Tarrytown. He married Hortense-Pauliue 
Armstrong; born May 10, 1842; died Dec. 16, 1898. They are buried at 
Trenton with their two oldest children. 

Children : — 

a. Henry-A., born Aug. 9, 1865; died Aug. 20, 1865. 

b. Stuart, born May 5, 1869; died Mch. 10, 1870. 

c. Percy. 

d. Archie. 

e. Kitty. 

bdao d. Frances, daughter of Calvin (JShubael, Edward, John, 
Cornelius) and Judith (Graves) Waldo; born Sept. 5, 1792, at Pitts- 
field, Mass.; died June 8, 1835, at Trenton, N. Y. She married, 
Oct. 20, 1832, David, son of Richard -Salter and Sally (Williston) 
Storrs of Longmeadow, Mass. ; born Mch. 27, 1792, at Longmeadow; 
died May 22, 1848, at Vienna, N. Y. He removed to Trenton, and 
passed his life in New York State. They had no children. He mar- 
ried (2), Jan. 12, 1845, Rachel-Lyman James of Goshen, Conn.; 
born Nov. 15, 1812. They had one child, David-William Storrs, born 
Oct. 20, 1846, at Phelps, N. Y. David Storrs was a merchant. 3 

The gravestones of David Storrs and his first wife at Watkins 
Cemetery, Trenton, bear the following inscriptions : — 

44 David Storrs | was born March 27, 1792, | and died at Vienna, On. 
Co. | May 22, 1848 | Christ is my hope." 

'•The first link is broken | Sacred | to the Memory of | Frances 

Storrs | Consort of David Storrs | & Daughter of | Calvin & Judith 

Waldo, | who departed this life | in full hope of a | glorious immortality 

| June 8th 1835, | aged 42 years & | 9 months." 

1 Letter of John-Waldo Douglas : Gravestones at Trenton. 

" Obituary Records of Graduates of Yale College, 1884. 3 " Storrs Family," p. 142. 

364 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdaog 

bdao g. Nancy-Hinsdale, daughter of Calvin (Shubael, Edward, 
John, Cornelius) and Judith (Graves) Waldo; born Mch. 26, 1798, 
at Pittsfield, Mass. ; died Aug. 26, 1867, at Talladega, Ala., at the 
residence of her daughter, Mrs. Maria- W. Dey. She married Charles 
Bradley. He was a merchant of Norway, N. Y. Another daughter, 
Mrs. Jane-D. Riddle, was living, 1879, at Philadelphia, Pa. 1 

bdaoj. Judith-Maria, daughter of Calvin (Shubael, Edward, 
John, Cornelius) and Judith (Graves) Waldo; born Sept. 17, 1803, 
at Dalton, Mass. ; died, 1877, at Pittsburg, Pa. She married Dr. 
Nehemiah Stebbins. He was a physician and lived at Clinton and 
Medina, N. Y. They had two sons and two daughters; one of the 
latter married Dr. Mott Sykes, the other married John-D. Clary, a 
merchant, living, 1879, at Pittsburg. 2 

bdao k. Marietta, daughter of Calvin (Shubael, Edward, John, 
Cornelius) and Judith (Graves) Waldo; born July 15, 1805, at 
Dalton, Mass. ; died about 1854, at Brooklyn, N. Y., of yellow fever. 
She married Alvin (or Alain) Spencer. He was a manufacturer at 
Trenton, N. Y. They had two sons and two daughters ; one of the 
latter, Mrs. Otterson, was living, 1879, in New York City, and one of 
the sons was somewhere in Texas. 3 

bdba a. Anna, daughter of Zachariah (Edward, Edward, John, 
Cornelius) and Elizabeth (Wight) Waldo; born Aug. 27, 1759, at 
Canterbury, Conn. She married, Aug. 3, 1777, at Canterbury, Joseph, 
son of Joseph and Joanna Raynsford of Canterbury ; born Nov. 13, 
1752, at Canterbury. They were living at Canterbury in 1783, but 
perhaps removed from there later, as no record of their deaths has 
been found there. His mother was widow Joanna Gibson, who mar- 
ried Joseph Raynsford, Feb. 4, 1752, at Canterbury. 4 

Children of Joseph and Anna (Waldo) Raynsford. Born at Can- 
terbury, Conn. : — 5 

a. Joshua- Waldo, born July 6, 1779, bapt. Sept. 7, 1783, at Westminster 

Church. 6 He married, Apr. 20, 1800, at Franklin, Conn., 7 Hannah, 
daughter of Walter and Ester (Fox) Lathrop of Franklin ; born Feb. 25, 
1780, at Franklin. 8 He was of Canterbury when married. Nothing fur- 
ther has been learned of them. 

b. Polly, born Aug. 29, 1781. 

1 Letter of John- Waldo Douglas to Cleveland Abbe, 1879. 2 Ibid. * Ibid. 

* Canterbury Records. 5 Ibid. G Westminster Church Records. 

7 Franklin Records ; Canterbury Records say Apr. 21. 8 Franklin Records'. 


bdba b. John-Elderkin, son of Zachariah (Edward, Edward, 
John, Cornelius) and Elizabeth (Wight) Waldo; born Oct. 5, 1761, 
at Canterbury, Conn. ; died Feb. 20, 1840, at Canterbury. 1 His farm 
was in Hampton, Conn., but near the Canterbury line, and he is in 
most records called of Canterbury, but his children, except the first 
two, are recorded only in Hampton. He perhaps moved across the 
line into Canterbury after their births. At Canterbury he was chosen 
grand juryman, 1812, '20, '26 and '27 ; hayward, 1812 and '22 ; fence- 
viewer, 1821, '22 and '26. 

He married, May 22, 1783, at Canterbury, Beulah, daughter of 
William and Hannah (Durkee) Foster of Canterbury; born Oct. 23, 
1764, at Canterbury; died Apr. 3, 1852, at Canterbury. She became 
a member of the Canterbury Church, July 4, 1790, and was admitted 
into the church at Westminster by letter from the church in North 
Society, June 30, 1826. Her husband was admitted to the same 
church Mch. 1, 1829. 2 John-Elderkin and his wife and several of 
their children and descendants are buried in the so-called " Waldo 
Burying Ground " in the northwest corner of Canterbury. This 
ground was established, Dec. 20, 1805, by Samuel Waldo \bdbaf~] 
and Peter Park, Jr., of Canterbury and Ezra Starkweather of Hamp- 
ton, who then conveyed, for $5, to Zachariah Waldo [bdbac], Nathan 
Backus, Joseph Raymond and Ebenezer Waldo \bdbae] of Canterbury 
and John-E. Waldo of Hampton and to other inhabitants of the 
vicinity, for the purpose of a burying-ground, about 55 rods of land 
at the southeast corner of Samuel Waldo's land in Canterbury. 3 Mr. 
and Mrs. Waldo's gravestones are inscribed as follows : — 

"John E. Waldo | died | Feb. 20, 1849 | aged 87 yrs. 4 mos. | 
& 15 days." 

"Beulah j wife of | John E. Waldo | died | April 3, 185,2 | aged 
87 yrs. 5 mos. | & 11 days." 

Beulah's father, William Foster, is said to have been a Revolu- 
tionary soldier. 

John-Elderkin Waldo's will, dated Feb. 21, 1840, probated Apr. 2, 
1849, names his wife Beulah, and all the surviving children. 4 

Children of John-Elderkin and Beulah (Foster) Waldo. Born, a, 
b at Canterbury, Conn. ; c-k at Hampton, Conn. :— 5 
bdba ba. Anna, born Mch. 16, 1784, bapt. Sept. 5, 1790, at Canterbury Church. 

1 Canterbury Records : Gravestone. 

2 Canterbury Town and Church Records : Westminster Church Records : Gravestone. 
* Canterbury Deeds, vol. xvi., p. 23. 4 Canterbury Probate Records, vol. i., p. 557. 

6 Canterbury Records : Hampton Records. 

366 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdbab 

bdba bb. Mary, born Oct. 25, 1785, bapt. Sept. 5, 1790, at Canterbury Church. 

bdba be. Zachariah, born Nov. 3, 1787, bapt. Sept. 5, 1790, at Canterbury 

bdbabd. William, born Feb. 22, 1790; died Jan. 22, 1792, at Hampton 
(gravestone says "Jan. 22, 1790, aged 1 yr & 11 mos"). 

bdba be. John-Elderkin, born Apr. 9, 1792, bapt. June 3, 1792; died June 17, 
1793, at Hampton (gravestone says "June 15, 1792 ae. 1 yr & 2 mos.," 
" Waldos in America " says June 19). 

bdba bf. Amelia, born July 28, 1794 ("Waldos in America " says July 29) ; 
bapt. Sept. 6, 1795, at Canterbury Church. 

bdba bg. Rufus, born Feb. 16, 1797. 

bdba bh. Hannah, born Mch. 11, 1800 (" Waldos in America" says Mch. 16) ; 

died Aug. 13, 1803 (gravestone says " Aug. 13, 1804, aged 3 years & 5 

bdba bi. Seth-Harden, born Oct. 4, 1802. Called Seth-Harding in Hampton 

bdba bj. Enoch- Wight, born July 14, 1805. 
bdba bk. Sarah-Foster, born Jan. 31, 1808. 

bdba c. Zachariah, son of Zachariah (Edward, Ediuard, John, 
Cornelius) and Elizabeth (Wight) Waldo; born May 8, 1764, at 
Canterbury, Conn., bapt. June 11, 1764; died Mch. 13, 1810, at 
Canterbury. 1 He was a farmer and lived at Canterbury. He died 
intestate and administration on his estate was granted, Apr. 24, 1810, 
to Joanna Waldo and Ebenezer Waldo of Canterbury. Mch. 28, 
1811, Joanna Waldo was appointed guardian to the children of Zach- 
ariah Waldo, Jr. ; viz. Moses aged 12, Elizabeth aged 10, Hiram aged 
9, Abel aged 7, Anson aged 6, Sena aged 4, and Edward. -Z. aged 3. 2 

He married, Jan. 1, 1800, 3 Joanna, daughter of William (Samuel) 
and Lydia Butterfield of Francestown, N. H.; 4 born Apr. 27, 1770, 
at Francestown; 5 died Mch. 1, 1845, at Canterbury. They are both 
buried in the " Waldo Burying Ground" at Canterbury. Their grave- 
stones are inscribed as follows : — 

"Zechariah Waldo Jr. | died | March 13, 1810 | aged 46 Years." 

11 A Mother | Joanna Butterfield | Wife of | Zechariah Waldo 
Jr. | Born at Francistown N. H. | April 27, 1770 | died March 1, 

Children of Zachariah and Joanna (Butterfield) Waldo. Born at 
Canterbury, Conn. : — 6 
bdba ca. Moses, born Sept. 16, 1800. 

1 Canterbury Town and Church Records : Gravestone. 

2 Plainfield, Conn., Probate Records, vol. M, pp. 318, 330, 341. 

3 " Waldos in America," p. 71. 

*" History of Francestown"; She and her mother are named in settlement of her 
father's estate.— Hillsborough County, N. H., Probate Records, vols, viii., p. 360; ii., p. 561. 
6 Gravestone; " History of Francestown " says Apr. 24. . 

6 First three only recorded at Canterbury, others from Family Records. 


bdba cb. Elizabeth, born May 21, 1802. 

bdba cc. Hiram, born Aug. 12, 1803. 

bdba cd. Abel, born Dec. 16, 1804. 

bdba ce. Anson, born June 12, 1806. 

bdba cf. Asenath, born Men. 14, 1808. 

bdba eg. Edward-Zachariah, born Nov. 21, 1809; died Oct. 16, 1882, at 
Canterbury, unmarried, of old age. 1 He was a farmer and lived at Can- 
terbury. He attempted to be a portrait painter, but was without merit in 
that art. Several specimens of his work may yet be found in the vicinity 
of Canterbury. His will, dated June 20, 1882, probated Nsv. 4, 1882, 
names — sister Betsey-W. Parish of Mansfield; and nephews Edward, 
Francis, Banvard, Chandler and Henry Waldo. Samuel Allen, residuary 
legatee and executor. 2 

bdba d- Elizabeth, daughter of Zachariah (Edward, Edward, 
John, Cornelius) and Elizabeth (Wight) Waldo; born Jan. 23, 1767, 
at Canterbury, Conn. ; bapt. Apr. 26, 1767, at Canterbury. 3 She 
was living in 1811, when she is named in the division of her father's 
estate. 4 She married Ephraim Curtis. He is called u ftpaphras" in 
"Waldos in America," p. 74; but u Ephraim" in the Plainfield 
Probate Records. He was a farmer. Nothing further has been 
learned of them. The records of their children are taken from 
"Waldos in America," pp. 74-77, and, with the exception of 
Samantha, have not been verified. 

Children of Ephraim and Elizabeth (Waldo) Curtis: — 

a. Anson, born Mch. 5, 1789; died Nov. 5, 1789. 

6. Minerva, born Dec. 25, 1790; died Nov. 2, 1818. She married May 7, 
1809, Otis Fuller. He was a physician. 

Children : — 

a. Miner va-C, born Aug. 1, 1811. 

b. Otis, born June 7, 1815 ; died July 27, 1815. 

c. Eliza-Ann, born Mch. 17, 1817 ; married Elijah Warren. 

c. Anson, born Mch. 20, 1794. He was a farmer. He married Nov. 6, 1817, 

Sally Lemly. 

Children : — 

a. Henry-W., born Jan. 6, 1820. 

b. Elizabeth, born Dec. 28, 1828; died Jan. 24, 1829. 

c. S. -Elizabeth, born Aug. 9, 1830. 

d. Harriet, born Aug. 26, 1832. 

d. Waldo, born June 9, 1796. He was pastor of a church at Naples, Ontario 

County, N. Y. He married Aug. 20, 1817, Abigail Watkins. 

Children :— 
a. Waldo-W., born Jan. 20, 1820. 

1 Canterbury Records. 2 Canterbury Probate Records, vol. iv., p. 362. 

3 Canterbury Town and Cburcb Records. 

* Plainfield, Conn., Probate Records, vol. M, p. 591. 

368 WALDO GENEALOGY. [bdbad 

b. Samantha, born Oct. 11, 1821 ; married John-P. Tinker. 

c. Freeman-S., born Oct. 18, 1823. 

d. Philander-E., born Aug. 10, 1826. 

e. Dwight-Z., born Dec. 18, 1828. 

/. Caroline-E., born Aug. 10, 1835; married Edbert Sprague. 

e. Epaphras, born Dec. 15, 1801. He was a farmer, and lived at Hinsdale, 
Mass. (?) He married, Men. 8, 1824, at Tolland, Conn., 1 Orpha Davis of 

Children : — 

a. Sylvester, born Nov. 12, 1826; died June 18, 1827. 

b. Edwin, born Apr. 29